Natasha Smet, OTD, OTR/L

Natasha Smet, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Clinical Professor
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Natasha Smet is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Dr. Smet teaches in Baylor’s entry-level and post-professional occupational therapy doctoral programs. She earned her BS in occupational therapy at Mount Mary College, Wisconsin, and earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate at the University of Toledo, Ohio (2014). She holds specialty certifications in hybrid learning and teaching (Evidence in Motion), and fieldwork education (The American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA]). 

Dr. Smet is a pediatric occupational therapist and has practiced in outpatient hospital settings, private clinics, home health, and school-based settings in Arizona and Colorado. Her passion is to serve children and families primarily using an occupation-based approach. Her research interests include interprofessional education, mothers in academia, and occupational therapy education. She is a strong advocate around issues of diversity and inclusion in the OT profession. She served the profession in appointed, elected, and volunteer leadership positions at the state and national levels, and currently serves as a scholarship reviewer for The American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Smet is recognized as an Emerging Leader by AOTA (2014). She has over 15 peer-reviewed oral/platform and poster presentations at professional conferences, with a recent book chapter in the leading pediatric OT textbook and two Elsevier textbook chapters in press.