University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Lauren Bishop Fitzpatrick

PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Contact Information

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Room 255
Madison, WI 53705
608-265-5830
bishopfitzpa@wisc.edu

Research Statement

My research focuses on helping adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve better health and quality of life as they age. My 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. I also have a broad interest in health disparities in ASD, particularly as they impact the emergence of health problems as individuals with ASD age.

Representative Publications