Catherine Lord
Language: English
Gender: Female
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
P: (914) 997-5848
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
P: (914) 997-5848
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(914) 997-5848

Personal Statement

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and founding Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB), at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism.

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Board Certifications
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Insurance Plans Accepted

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  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1971
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976



Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Professor of Psychology in Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medical College

Attending Psychologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital



Catherine Lord, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in diagnosis, social and communication development and intervention in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is renowned for her work in longitudinal studies of children with autism as well as for her role in developing the autism diagnostic instruments used in both practice and in research worldwide today. She has also been involved in the development of standardized diagnostic instruments for ASD with colleagues from the United Kingdom and the United States (the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) an observational scale; and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) a parent interview), now considered the gold standard for research diagnoses all over the world.

Dr. Lord completed degrees in psychology at UCLA and Harvard, and a clinical internship at Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Lord’s work at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain involves continued research in validity and longitudinal studies, early diagnosis of children with autism, and regression in children with autism and clinical evaluations and diagnoses of children and adults who may have autism.