Beth Smith, PT, DPT, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research
Smith, Beth

(323) 442-4072



Mailing Address:

1540 Alcazar Street, CHP 155 Los Angeles, CA 90089-9006

Current Research:

Professional Interests

Dr. Smith focuses on the development of neural control of movement during infancy and evaluates interventions for neural and functional development in infants with or at risk for developmental delay. She directs the Infant Neuromotor Control Laboratory. 


  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurology, 2013
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; PhD, Kinesiology, 2009
  • Boston University, Boston, MA; DPT, Physical Therapy, 2005
  • Boston University, Boston, MA; MSPT, Physical Therapy, 2003
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; BS, Anthropology-Zoology, 2000
Selected Publications