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Kandi (Felmet) Schmidt, PhD

Director of Transplant Behavioral Health
Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Dr. Kandi Schmidt received her PhD from Georgia State University in Clinical-Community Psychology in 2016. She completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at the Atlanta VA specializing in health psychology and integrated care. She joined the Emory Organ Transplant Center as the first full-time clinical health psychologist and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2017. Dr. Schmidt was promoted to the Director of Transplant Behavioral Health in 2020. Clinically, Dr. Schmidt specializes in the assessment and care of individuals with complex medical conditions to help patients manage the psychological and social issues that accompany chronic illness. Dr. Schmidt works with organ transplant patients, living donors, and caregivers across solid organ groups including heart, liver, lung, kidney/pancreas. Finally, Dr. Schmidt's research interests include program development, integrated care and addressing health disparities.