Bios of Current Members

Trevor Frise Smith, PhD 
Associate Professor

email trevor.smith(at)

Dr. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Nipissing University in Canada. In 2006, he was named an Associate Fellow in interRAI. Dr. Smith is a coauthor of the interRAI Palliative Care (PC), and has led pilot studies of that instrument in several jurisdictions across Canada. As a postdoctoral student he assisted with the development (and now ongoing research) of the interRAI Mental Health (MH).

As of October 2005, the interRAI MH was mandated as the common assessment instrument for all designated psychiatric beds in the Province of Ontario (Canada) and constitutes part of the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS), Canadian Institute for Health Information. Dr. Smith also collaborates on the development of the interRAI Community Mental Health (CMH) instrument. A sociologist by training, he received his doctoral degree from the University of Toronto in 1996. His research interests focus upon psychosocial factors in mental health and palliative/end-of-life care.

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