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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Episode One: Catherine Lord

by  /  31 March 2023
Portrait of Cathy Lord.
Illustration by Richard A. Chance

Catherine (Cathy) Lord is distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She co-developed the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview — key diagnostic tests for autism. In this inaugural episode of “Synaptic,” Lord discusses her entry into autism research, what the future of the field might look like, and how drama club saved her in high school.

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