Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, MSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2015

MSW, University of Pittsburgh, 2011

BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006

Office Address: 
315 School of Social Work

Developmental disabilities; autism spectrum disorder; health; aging; health disparities; health services research; clinical trials research


Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on helping adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve better health and quality of life as they age. Her current research, which is funded by a career development award (KL2) through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, focuses on: (1) characterizing patterns of health problems in a representative sample of decedents with ASD; (2) investigating heterogeneity in health risk in middle aged and older adults with ASD ; and (3) adapting and piloting an intervention designed to reduce distress and improve health for middle aged and older adults with ASD.


Her practice experience includes roles as a school counselor and as a social skills group leader for children and adolescents with autism. Dr. Bishop-Fitzpatrick is also broadly interested in identifying strategies to strengthen the social work workforce that provides care to individuals with developmental disabilities in the community. 

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