Lisa West-Smith, PhD, LISW-S is an Associate Professor Clinical in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience and Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She also serves as Director of Behavioral Health Services at the UC Health Weight Loss Center. Dr. West-Smith has conducted over four thousand psychosocial assessments for individuals pursuing surgical treatment for chronic morbid obesity and also has provided behavioral health services for post-surgical and medical weight loss patients. She has been active in the leadership of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), currently serving as Integrated Health Senior Past President. Dr. West-Smith is co-author of the ASMBS Recommendations for the Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients, recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.