Rachel Schmitt MD

Rachel Schmitt, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 781-216-2525

  • Fax: 781-216-2517

Medical Services


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders - ASD
  • Developmental Delays
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


  • Neurology


  • English


  • Autism Spectrum Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 781-216-2525

Experience and Education


Bachelor of Arts

Bates College, 2002

Lewiston, ME

Ph.D. - School of Psychology

Indiana University, 2009

Bloomington, IN

Fellowship - Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow

Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2011

New York, NY

Professional History

Dr. Schmitt’s clinical and research activities have been focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders.  She joined the staff in 2011 to create the Autism Evaluation Clinic within the Neurology Department at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), and helped form the Autism Spectrum Center at BCH. She is part of the Autism Friendly Hospital Initiative and helped create the My Hospital Story project. She helps run the Family Advisory Council within the Autism Spectrum Center. Her research interests include initiatives to improve the quality of care and the overall hospital experience for patients with ASD and their families.

To schedule an appointment: Call 781-216-2525


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