Lauren Bishop

Credentials: PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2015; MSW, University of Pittsburgh, 2011; BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006

Position title: Assistant Professor


315 School of Social Work

Curriculum Vitae
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Lauren Bishop’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 is also broadly interested in identifying strategies to strengthen the social work workforce that provides care to individuals with developmental disabilities in the community.