Faculty Announcement: Jaclyn Schwartz

Jaclyn Schwartz, PhD, OTR/L, joined the Program in Occupational Therapy faculty on August 16 as an assistant professor of occupational therapy and neurology (PEFA). Recently, she served as assistant professor of occupational therapy at Florida International University. Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Texas in Austin in 2008, a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in 2010 and her doctorate in health sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2018.

Her research goal is to enhance medical adherence in people with disabilities so that they may experience better well-being and quality of life. Schwartz aims to understand the mechanisms of medication adherence in people with disabilities and to develop and test practical clinical and technological strategies to improve medication adherence after disability.



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