Schmidt Liz 825x990Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Lindenwood University
  • Masters of Occupational Therapy from the Ohio State University 


Mokena, IL

Research Interests

Elizabeth K. Schmidt is a pediatric occupational therapist and PhD candidate researching the accessibility of sexual health education for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. She has experience conducting population-based analyses of sexual and reproductive health outcomes for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Additionally, she provided sexual health education for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities in the community and school settings over the last three years. Other research interests include outcomes associated with pediatric home care occupational therapy, pediatric bowel and bladder management for individuals with neurogenic bowel or bladder, and self-advocacy interventions. Elizabeth is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities (LEND) fellow and has worked toward building and sustaining interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Elizabeth is passionate about advocating for persons with neurodevelopmental differences at state and national levels. She plans to graduate in December 2019 and begin a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston


Amy Darragh; working in Dr. Darragh’s IPARR lab