Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh
Elizabeth R. Skidmore is an occupational therapist with expertise in neurological rehabilitation. Skidmore's federally funded research program examines associations among cognitive impairments, mood symptoms, and activities of daily living in persons with brain injury and neurocognitive decline; and interventions designed to promote independence and community integration among adults with cognitive impairments.
She is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Academic Educator Award and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Inaugural Research Award, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Deborah Wilkerson Research Career Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Dr. Skidmore is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research, and Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.