Helene Smith-Gabai is currently working as an assistant professor in a master’s level occupational therapy program at Brenau University. She earned her OTD in 2004 and her Ph.D. in 2016 at Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation study was on the discharge planning practices of occupational therapists who practice in the acute care setting. She is also a co-editor and one of the authors of the textbook Occupational Therapy in Acute Care. She is an AOTA board certified in physical rehabilitation and is a board certification application reviewer. The bulk of her clinical experience has been in the acute care setting.