Somer Bishop, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIB.A.2001High Honors, Psychology
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIM.A.2003Clinical Psychology
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIPh.D.2006Clinical Psychology
    University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC), Ann Arbor, MIPostdoctoral Fellow2007Clinical Research
    University of Wisconsin-Madison; Waisman CenterPostdoctoral Fellow2009Mental Retardation

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    Dr. Bishop is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at UCSF. She is a clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Her research and clinical interests are focused on ASD symptom manifestations in individuals of different ages and levels of ability, as well as on differentiating between ASD and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

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    Development of a standardized measure of social-communication abilities for children with neurodevelopmental disorders
    NIH/NICHD R01HD093012Aug 15, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    2/2 Development of a Screening Interview for Research Studies of ASD
    NIH/NICHD R01HD065277Sep 29, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Havdahl KA, Bishop S, Surén P, Øyen AS, Lord C, Pickles A, von Tetzchner S, Schjølberg S, Gunnes N, Hornig M, Lipkin WI, Susser E, Bresnahan M, Magnus P, Stenberg N, Reichborn-Kjennerud T, Stoltenberg C. The influence of parental concern on the utility of autism diagnostic instruments. Autism Res. 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28639396.
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    2. Havdahl KA, Bal VH, Huerta M, Pickles A, Øyen AS, Stoltenberg C, Lord C, Bishop S. Dr. Havdahl et al. reply. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Jul; 56(7):619-620. PMID: 28647015.
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    3. Georgiades S, Bishop S, Frazier T. Editorial Perspective: Longitudinal research in autism - introducing the concept of 'chronogeneity'. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 May; 58(5):634-636. PMID: 28414862.
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    4. Jamison R, Bishop S, Huerta M, Halladay AK. The clinician perspective on sex differences in autism spectrum disorders. Autism. 2017 Aug; 21(6):772-784. PMID: 28429618.
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    5. Havdahl KA, Hus Bal V, Lord C, Pickles A, Bishop S. In Reply. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2017 Apr; 56(4):355-357. PMID: 28335882.
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    6. Bishop S, Farmer C, Bal V, Robinson EB, Willsey AJ, Werling DM, Havdahl KA, Sanders SJ, Thurm A. Identification of Developmental and Behavioral Markers Associated With Genetic Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 01; 174(6):576-585. PMID: 28253736.
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    7. Alvarez-Fernandez S, Brown HR, Zhao Y, Raithel JA, Bishop S, Kern SB, Lord C, Petkova E, Di Martino A. Perceived social support in adults with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Autism Res. 2017 Mar 03. PMID: 28256072.
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    8. Adams R, Taylor J, Duncan A, Bishop S. Peer Victimization and Educational Outcomes in Mainstreamed Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Nov; 46(11):3557-3566. PMID: 27565652.
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    9. Lounds Taylor J, Adams RE, Bishop S. Social participation and its relation to internalizing symptoms among youth with autism spectrum disorder as they transition from high school. Autism Res. 2017 Apr; 10(4):663-672. PMID: 27739234.
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    10. Havdahl KA, Hus Bal V, Huerta M, Pickles A, Øyen AS, Stoltenberg C, Lord C, Bishop S. Multidimensional Influences on Autism Symptom Measures: Implications for Use in Etiological Research. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 55(12):1054-1063.e3. PMID: 27871640.
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    11. Newschaffer CJ, Schriver E, Berrigan L, Landa R, Stone WL, Bishop S, Burkom D, Golden A, Ibanez L, Kuo A, Lakes KD, Messinger DS, Paterson S, Warren ZE. Development and validation of a streamlined autism case confirmation approach for use in epidemiologic risk factor research in prospective cohorts. Autism Res. 2017 Mar; 10(3):485-501. PMID: 27484054.
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    12. Bal VH, Katz T, Bishop S, Krasileva K, et al. Understanding definitions of minimally verbal across instruments: evidence for subgroups within minimally verbal children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Dec; 57(12):1424-1433. PMID: 27473432.
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    13. Bishop S, Huerta M, Gotham K, Alexandra Havdahl K, Pickles A, Duncan A, Hus Bal V, Croen L, Lord C, et al. The autism symptom interview, school-age: A brief telephone interview to identify autism spectrum disorders in 5-to-12-year-old children. Autism Res. 2017 Jan; 10(1):78-88. PMID: 27282463.
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    14. Bone D, Bishop S, Black MP, Goodwin MS, Lord C, Narayanan SS. Use of machine learning to improve autism screening and diagnostic instruments: effectiveness, efficiency, and multi-instrument fusion. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 57(8):927-37. PMID: 27090613; PMCID: PMC4958551 [Available on 08/01/17].
    15. Bishop S, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Sanders SJ. Attention Finally Being Paid to Girls at Risk of Autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2016 Mar; 55(3):159-60. PMID: 26903248.
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    16. Bishop S, Thurm A, Farmer C, Lord C. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Delayed Walking. Pediatrics. 2016 Mar; 137(3):e20152959. PMID: 26908679.
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    17. Grzadzinski R, Dick C, Lord C, Bishop S. Parent-reported and clinician-observed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): implications for practice under DSM-5. Mol Autism. 2016; 7:7. PMID: 26788284; PMCID: PMC4717584.
    18. Bishop S, Havdahl KA, Huerta M, Lord C. Subdimensions of social-communication impairment in autism spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 57(8):909-16. PMID: 26748412; PMCID: PMC4938773 [Available on 08/01/17].
    19. Sanders SJ, He X, Willsey AJ, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Samocha KE, Cicek AE, Murtha MT, Bal VH, Bishop S, Dong S, Goldberg AP, Jinlu C, Keaney JF, Klei L, Mandell JD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Poultney CS, Robinson EB, Smith L, Solli-Nowlan T, Su MY, Teran NA, Walker MF, Werling DM, Beaudet AL, Cantor RM, Fombonne E, Geschwind DH, Grice DE, Lord C, Lowe JK, Mane SM, Martin DM, Morrow EM, Talkowski ME, Sutcliffe JS, Walsh CA, Yu TW, Ledbetter DH, Martin CL, Cook EH, Buxbaum JD, Daly MJ, Devlin B, Roeder K, State MW. Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder Genomic Architecture and Biology from 71 Risk Loci. Neuron. 2015 Sep 23; 87(6):1215-33. PMID: 26402605; PMCID: PMC4624267.
    20. Havdahl KA, von Tetzchner S, Huerta M, Lord C, Bishop S. Utility of the Child Behavior Checklist as a Screener for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Res. 2016 Jan; 9(1):33-42. PMID: 26140652; PMCID: PMC4939629.
    21. Halladay AK, Bishop S, Constantino JN, Daniels AM, Koenig K, Palmer K, Messinger D, Pelphrey K, Sanders SJ, Singer AT, Taylor JL, Szatmari P. Sex and gender differences in autism spectrum disorder: summarizing evidence gaps and identifying emerging areas of priority. Mol Autism. 2015; 6:36. PMID: 26075049; PMCID: PMC4465158.
    22. Lord C, Bishop S, Anderson D. Developmental trajectories as autism phenotypes. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2015 Jun; 169(2):198-208. PMID: 25959391; PMCID: PMC4898819.
    23. Bishop S, Farmer C, Thurm A. Measurement of nonverbal IQ in autism spectrum disorder: scores in young adulthood compared to early childhood. J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 Apr; 45(4):966-74. PMID: 25239176; PMCID: PMC4876598.
    24. Lord C, Bishop S. Recent advances in autism research as reflected in DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2015; 11:53-70. PMID: 25581244.
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    25. Baum KT, Shear PK, Howe SR, Bishop S. A comparison of WISC-IV and SB-5 intelligence scores in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2015 Aug; 19(6):736-45. PMID: 25398894.
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    26. Frazier TW, Georgiades S, Bishop S, Hardan AY. Dr. Frazier et al. reply. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 53(6):700-1. PMID: 24839891.
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    27. Gotham K, Bishop S, Brunwasser S, Lord C. Rumination and perceived impairment associated with depressive symptoms in a verbal adolescent-adult ASD sample. Autism Res. 2014 Jun; 7(3):381-91. PMID: 24802136; PMCID: PMC4429601.
    28. Lecavalier L, Wood JJ, Halladay AK, Jones NE, Aman MG, Cook EH, Handen BL, King BH, Pearson DA, Hallett V, Sullivan KA, Grondhuis S, Bishop S, Horrigan JP, Dawson G, Scahill L. Measuring anxiety as a treatment endpoint in youth with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 May; 44(5):1128-43. PMID: 24158679; PMCID: PMC3981870.
    29. Adams RE, Fredstrom BK, Duncan AW, Holleb LJ, Bishop S. Using self- and parent-reports to test the association between peer victimization and internalizing symptoms in verbally fluent adolescents with ASD. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Apr; 44(4):861-72. PMID: 24005987.
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    30. Lane AE, Molloy CA, Bishop S. Classification of children with autism spectrum disorder by sensory subtype: a case for sensory-based phenotypes. Autism Res. 2014 Jun; 7(3):322-33. PMID: 24639147.
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    31. Frazier TW, Georgiades S, Bishop S, Hardan AY. Behavioral and cognitive characteristics of females and males with autism in the Simons Simplex Collection. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 53(3):329-40.e1-3. PMID: 24565360; PMCID: PMC3935179.
    32. Duncan AW, Bishop S. Understanding the gap between cognitive abilities and daily living skills in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders with average intelligence. Autism. 2015 Jan; 19(1):64-72. PMID: 24275020.
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    33. Scahill L, Aman MG, Lecavalier L, Halladay AK, Bishop S, Bodfish JW, Grondhuis S, Jones N, Horrigan JP, Cook EH, Handen BL, King BH, Pearson DA, McCracken JT, Sullivan KA, Dawson G. Measuring repetitive behaviors as a treatment endpoint in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2015 Jan; 19(1):38-52. PMID: 24259748.
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    34. Meinzen-Derr J, Wiley S, Bishop S, Manning-Courtney P, Choo DI, Murray D. Autism spectrum disorders in 24 children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan; 78(1):112-8. PMID: 24290951.
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    35. Bishop S, Hus V, Duncan A, Huerta M, Gotham K, Pickles A, Kreiger A, Buja A, Lund S, Lord C. Subcategories of restricted and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2013 Jun; 43(6):1287-97. PMID: 23065116; PMCID: PMC3579001.
    36. Huerta M, Bishop S, Duncan A, Hus V, Lord C. Response to Ritvo and Ritvo letter. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 170(4):445-6. PMID: 23545798.
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    37. Hus V, Bishop S, Gotham K, Huerta M, Lord C. Commentary: Advancing measurement of ASD severity and social competence: a reply to Constantino and Frazier (2013). J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Jun; 54(6):698-700. PMID: 23488613.
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    38. Gotham K, Bishop S, Hus V, Huerta M, Lund S, Buja A, Krieger A, Lord C. Exploring the relationship between anxiety and insistence on sameness in autism spectrum disorders. Autism Res. 2013 Feb; 6(1):33-41. PMID: 23258569; PMCID: PMC4373663.
    39. Bishop S, Seltzer MM. Self-reported autism symptoms in adults with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Nov; 42(11):2354-63. PMID: 22361924; PMCID: PMC3475727.
    40. Huerta M, Bishop S, Duncan A, Hus V, Lord C. Application of DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder to three samples of children with DSM-IV diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 169(10):1056-64. PMID: 23032385.
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    41. Hus V, Bishop S, Gotham K, Huerta M, Lord C. Factors influencing scores on the social responsiveness scale. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Feb; 54(2):216-24. PMID: 22823182; PMCID: PMC3504640.
    42. Lord C, Petkova E, Hus V, Gan W, Lu F, Martin DM, Ousley O, Guy L, Bernier R, Gerdts J, Algermissen M, Whitaker A, Sutcliffe JS, Warren Z, Klin A, Saulnier C, Hanson E, Hundley R, Piggot J, Fombonne E, Steiman M, Miles J, Kanne SM, Goin-Kochel RP, Peters SU, Cook EH, Guter S, Tjernagel J, Green-Snyder LA, Bishop S, Esler A, Gotham K, Luyster R, Miller F, Olson J, Richler J, Risi S. A multisite study of the clinical diagnosis of different autism spectrum disorders. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 69(3):306-13. PMID: 22065253; PMCID: PMC3626112.
    43. Bishop S, Guthrie W, Coffing M, Lord C. Convergent validity of the Mullen Scales of Early Learning and the differential ability scales in children with autism spectrum disorders. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2011 Sep; 116(5):331-43. PMID: 21905802.
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    44. Bishop S, Lahvis GP. The autism diagnosis in translation: shared affect in children and mouse models of ASD. Autism Res. 2011 Oct; 4(5):317-35. PMID: 21882361; PMCID: PMC3684385.
    45. Esbensen AJ, Bishop S, Seltzer MM, Greenberg JS, Taylor JL. Comparisons between individuals with autism spectrum disorders and individuals with Down syndrome in adulthood. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2010 Jul; 115(4):277-90. PMID: 20563296; PMCID: PMC2885822.
    46. Richler J, Huerta M, Bishop S, Lord C. Developmental trajectories of restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests in children with autism spectrum disorders. Dev Psychopathol. 2010; 22(1):55-69. PMID: 20102647; PMCID: PMC2893549.
    47. Smith LE, Hong J, Seltzer MM, Greenberg JS, Almeida DM, Bishop S. Daily experiences among mothers of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2010 Feb; 40(2):167-78. PMID: 19655239; PMCID: PMC2826850.
    48. Luyster R, Gotham K, Guthrie W, Coffing M, Petrak R, Pierce K, Bishop S, Esler A, Hus V, Oti R, Richler J, Risi S, Lord C. The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-toddler module: a new module of a standardized diagnostic measure for autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009 Sep; 39(9):1305-20. PMID: 19415479; PMCID: PMC2893552.
    49. Lord C, Bishop S. The autism spectrum: definitions, assessment and diagnoses. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Mar; 70(3):132-5. PMID: 19274000.
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    50. Bishop S, Richler J, Cain AC, Lord C. Predictors of perceived negative impact in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Am J Ment Retard. 2007 Nov; 112(6):450-61. PMID: 17963436.
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    51. Bishop S, Gahagan S, Lord C. Re-examining the core features of autism: a comparison of autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Nov; 48(11):1111-21. PMID: 17995487.
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    52. Richler J, Bishop S, Kleinke JR, Lord C. Restricted and repetitive behaviors in young children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007 Jan; 37(1):73-85. PMID: 17195920.
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    53. Bishop S, Richler J, Lord C. Association between restricted and repetitive behaviors and nonverbal IQ in children with autism spectrum disorders. Child Neuropsychol. 2006 Aug; 12(4-5):247-67. PMID: 16911971.
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    54. Bishop, S. L., & Cain, A. C. Widowed young parents: Changing perspectives on remarriage and cohabitation rates and their determinants. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying. 2003; 4(47):299-312.
    55. Lord, C., & Bishop, S. L. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis, prevalence, and services for children and families. Society for Research in Child Development. 2010; Social Policy Report 24(2).
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