Catherine Lord (autism researcher)

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Catherine Lord (born 1950)[1] is an American autism researcher. She is Distinguished Professor-in-Residence at the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles; a member of the Scientific Research Council of the Child Mind Institute, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior[2].

In 2018, she was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[3][4]

From 2012 to 2018, she was Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College.[5]

In 2017, Lord joined[6] Tilray's Medical Advisory Board.

She is also Professor Emerita of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan,[7] where she was formerly the director of the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center.[8]

She was co-developer of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)[1], which are together considered the "gold standard" in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.


  1. ^ a b Raphael A. Bernier; Jennifer Gerdts (2010). Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-59884-334-7.
  2. ^ "Catherine Lord, PhD". Child Mind Institute. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ "Bretscher, Lord elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences". Cornell Chronicle. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  4. ^ "Catherine Lord". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  5. ^ "Lord, Catherine". Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  6. ^ "Tilray Announces Medical Advisory Board". 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  7. ^ "Catherine Lord | U-M LSA Department of Psychology". Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  8. ^ Keeping, Juliana (May 15, 2011). "Autism Center at University of Michigan to close as world-renowned founder resigns". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 2019-01-27.