Dr. Lauren Bishop is the 2022 recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research. The award recognizes innovative scholarship and a rigorous approach to social work research and work that exhibits an emerging influence.
Lauren’s research focuses on helping adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve better health and quality of life as they age. Her research is among the first to pinpoint health disparities among adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Her 2016 paper, “is a seminal paper in the study of health disparities among adults with autism,” according to one colleague.
Lauren is a highly skilled methodologist and statistician – demonstrated in her use of machine learning algorithm to analyze a large health dataset comparing deceased individuals with autism to those without autism that identified, for the first time, specific health conditions that especially impact adults with autism spectrum disorders and may lead to better clinical diagnosis and treatment.
As one colleague stated in her nomination, “it is the combination of her methodological, conceptual, and communication skill that have established her as a thought leader in the field so early in her career.”
With 28 peer-reviewed manuscripts, five book chapters, seven manuscripts under review, as well as over 1000 citations since 2013, and more than $800,000 secured in funding, Lauren is already recognized as a leader nationally and her work is on the forefront among researchers studying developmental disabilities.
Congratulations Dr. Bishop!
Dr. Bishop is one of two faculty from the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work who will be recognized at the 2022 Society for Social Work and Research Annual Meeting. Dr. Lonnie Berger was recognized as the 2022 recipient of the Social Policy Researcher Award.
Both awards will be presented during an awards ceremony on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 2:00 – 2:30, in Washington D.C.