Lauren Bishop, MSW, PhD
Position title: Principal Investigator
Bishop is an assistant professor at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, principal investigator at the Waisman Center, and faculty affiliate with the Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for the Demography of Health and Aging, and the Center for Aging Research and Evaluation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her National Institutes of Health-funded research focuses on helping adults with autism spectrum disorder live long, healthy, and self-determined lives in their communities. She is currently conducting some of the first US studies of health problems in older adulthood for autistic individuals. Her social work practice experience includes roles as a school counselor and a social skills group leader for children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Bishop is also broadly interested in identifying strategies to strengthen the social work workforce that assists individuals with developmental disabilities in the community.