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Nicole E. Schechter, Psy.D.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise: Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Spinal Cord Dysfunction, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic and Non-traumatic Spinal Cord Injury more


MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-614-4030

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Professional Building Suite 406
Baltimore, MD 21239 map


Nicole Schechter is an assistant professor and rehabilitation psychologist in the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She specializes in working with individuals with chronic health conditions and disability, with specific interest in working with individuals with spinal cord injury/dysfunction and chronic pain.

Dr. Schechter is also an active trainer, researcher and program developer, studying provider-patient communication and the impacts on provider confidence, skills, and attitudes and patient health outcomes. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



  • Psy.D., Loyola University (Maryland) (2013)

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Research Summary

Dr. Schechter’s research is focused on improving patient engagement and activation in health care through better provider-patient communication and relationship building.

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Helping Patients Heal Themselves | BestPractice News (September 2016)

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