Speaker: Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Title/Position: Associate Professor

Company: University of Pittsburgh

About Mark Schmeler:

Mark Schmeler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair for Clinical Services & Policy in the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the co-director of the International Seating Symposium. He is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) serving as the Director of the Center for Assistive Technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His research is in the area of large data analytics to inform practice and policy related to wheelchair mobility and related assistive technologies. Other research interests include the application of outcome measures, telehealth, service delivery, product development, and product testing. He also works closely with local, national, and international organizations as an advocate for appropriate access to assistive technology devices and services. He is a Fellow of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He served on the RESNA Board of Directors and currently serves on the Professional Standards Board and Government Affairs Committee.