Katherine A. Loveland, PhD
- Clinical Interests:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s
Cornell University, 1979
University of Houston, 1985
Dr. Katherine Loveland is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Dr. Loveland has a clinic called C.L.A.S.S. (Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services). The mission of UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. clinic is to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across the lifespan, by clinical diagnosis and treatment as well as research into the nature and causes of ASD and the factors that contribute to improved outcomes. Her research interests include application of new technology for treatments in ASD, gene-environment interaction related to risks for ASD and cultural factors affecting parent stress in families of children with autism.
Dr. Loveland is one of the few professionals in the country who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of intellectually able adults with ASD. She primarily treats teens, adults and seniors, and has been provided services at UTHealth since 1985.
Throughout her career she has received several awards and honors such as the Landmark Charities Professorship in Autism Research and Treatment and UTHealth McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators.
Dr. Loveland is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and active member of several organizations including: International Society for Autism Research, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and Society for Neuroscience.