Lauren Schwartz Ph.D.

 Lauren Schwartz Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Behavioral health care, Mental health care, Multiple sclerosis, Pain medicine, Psychology, Rehabilitation medicine, Stroke, Women's health


Center for Women and Children, Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor SS 812
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4295|Map It 


Lauren Schwartz, Ph.D., is a psychologist at the Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Schwartz helps individuals and couples struggling with disability, illness and other changes in their lives. Her goal is to help patients be at their best despite their challenges.

Dr. Schwartz earned her Ph.D. from UC San Diego and San Diego State University. Her clinical interests include coping with disability and illness, mindfulness approaches and working with couples. Her research interests include chronic pain, the impact of disability and illness on the family and the relationships between family responses to disability and functioning.

Personal Interests

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Schwartz enjoys walking, hiking, yoga, spending time with her daughters and traveling to sunny places.


UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineTeaching Appointment2002
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineFellowship1994
UCSD, School of MedicineMedical education1992
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineInternshipClinical Psychology1992

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