“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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, and dog mom. I love to read, travel and learn.

Top left photo: Kayaking with a friend at the Grand Tetons; top right photo: Myself, my spouse and my dog at the holidays; bottom left photo: My spouse and I at the Ring of Kerry in Ireland on our honeymoon; bottom right photo: My spouse and I with our full extended families at our wedding.

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 think we live in a world where the most important thing is daily life: sharing a space with your family, making meals, being with your people. It’s not only the idea of privacy, it’s the beauty of the moment, at a time in the world when everything goes really fast – too fast.”

— Ana Tijoux

I received my PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences under the advisement of Dr. Amy Darragh, my Masters of Occupational Therapy from the Ohio State University and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Lindenwood University.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University.

“Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi