Kelly Smedley, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S.



Smedley, Kelly 2012


Phone: (919) 966-3915



B.S.N., University of Delaware
M.S.N., University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center


Summary Statement:

Kelly is a clinical nurse specialist who coordinates and performs testing for the NIH funded research study Oxytocin Treatment of Social Cognitive and Functional Deficits in Schizophrenia.  She is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health and has experience managing research programs, supervising outpatient, inpatient, and crisis settings, as well as performing psychiatric assessments and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.


Representative Publications:

1. Pedersen C.A., Smedley K.L., Lesermen J., Jarskog L.F., Rau S.W., Kampov-Polevoi A., Casey R.L., Fender T., Garbutt J.C. Intranasal oxytocin blocks alcohol withdrawal in human subjects. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (Accepted).

2. Pedersen C.A., Gibson, C.M., Rau, S.W., Salimi, K., Smedley, K.L., Casey, R.L., Leserman, J., Jarskog, L.F., Penn, D.L. (2011) Intranasal oxytocin reduces psychotic symptoms and improves theory of mind and social perception in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 132(1): 50-53.

3. Smedley, K., Busch, B. (2009) Nurse perspective on Antipsychotic Treatment in Pediatric Patients with Serious Mental Illness. Medscape CME Psychiatry & Mental Health.