Somer Bishop, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco

SFARI Investigator, SFARI Scientific Review Board Website

Somer Bishop is an associate professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She trained with Catherine Lord, receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006.

Bishop is a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). 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 life span.

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SFARI Funded Publications

Polygenic transmission disequilibrium confirms that common and rare variation act additively to create risk for autism spectrum disorders. Weiner D.J., Wigdor E.M., Ripke S., Walters R.K., Kosmicki J.A., Grove J., Samocha K.E., Goldstein J.I., Okbay A., Bybjerg-Grauholm J., Werge T., Hougaard D.M., Taylor J., iPSYCH-Board Autism Group, Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Autism Group, Skuse D., Devlin B., Anney R., Sanders S., Bishop S., Mortensen P.B., Borglum A.D., Smith G.D., Daly M., Robinson E.
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