Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM

Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Professor Skidmore is an occupational therapist and rehabilitation scientist with expertise in neurological rehabilitation. Skidmore’s research studies examine rehabilitation intervention elements that stimulate cognitive function, reduce depressive symptoms and apathy, reduce disability and promote healthy levels of activity and participation after acquired brain injury and stroke. These studies have refined the implementation of meta-cognitive strategy instruction and behavioral activation approaches in inpatient, outpatient and community rehabilitation settings. Dr. Skidmore consults with practitioners, health systems and scientists representing a breadth of disciplines and serving various clinical populations; she provides guidance on intervention program design, specification, implementation and fidelity. Dr. Skidmore is professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy and associate dean for research for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (