Photo of ShopWorks Theater actors, actresses, and myself after a day of filming.

About Me

My name is Elizabeth Koss Schmidt. I use the pronouns she, her, and hers. I am a daughter, sister, wife, friend, mom, occupational therapist & researcher.

Top left photo: Kayaking with a friend at the Grand Tetons; top right photo: My child, Jordy, on a hike in Ijams State Park; bottom left photo: My spouse and I with our child Jordy at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens; bottom right photo: My spouse and I with our full extended families at our wedding.

I completed my Masters in Occupational Therapy and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Ohio State University and my postdoctoral fellowship at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University.

As an occupational therapist, my clinical interests are in pediatrics and I am most passionate about working with children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Specifically, I have experience working in school, outpatient, and clinic settings with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. My clinic experience includes the neonatal intensive care unit follow up clinic, stroke clinic, cerebral palsy clinic, international adoption clinic, and the cardiac clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor and the Director of Research at Lincoln Memorial University in their Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.