Marie A. Smith-East


Marie A. Smith-East, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MS, EMT-B, is a PhD nursing student at the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include factors that contribute to access to care, particularly in minority populations with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. She is board-certified as a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and has worked in the community mental health setting over the past several years. She has been a nursing clinical instructor and facilitator and has contributed to curriculum and policy development

Ms. Smith enjoys volunteering with the "On-Call Team" of the Schizophrenia and Related Alliance Disorders of America and is the recipient of their 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of her 4-years volunteer work assisting individuals and their families from all over the world. She also serves on the Addictions Council of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.