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
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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.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Brownstein CA, Kleiman RJ, Engle EC, Towne MC, D'Angelo EJ, Yu TW, Beggs AH, Picker J, Fogler JM, Carroll D, Schmitt RC, Wolff RR, Shen Y, Lip V, Bilguvar K, Kim A, Tembulkar S, O'Donnell K, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Overlapping 16p13.11 deletion and gain of copies variations associated with childhood onset psychosis include genes with mechanistic implications for autism associated pathways: Two case reports. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 May; 170A(5):1165-73.
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