Meet the Director

Katherine A. Loveland, PhD
Landmark Charities Professor in Autism Research and Treatment
Director of UTHealth C.L.A.S.S. Clinic

Katherine A. Loveland, PhD, is an internationally known researcher specializing in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is best known for her work on social-emotional development and the neuropsychology of ASD. Her current research focuses on application of new technologies to the treatment of mental illness in ASD; gene-environment interactions associated with ASD; and cross-cultural influences affecting parenting stress in mothers of children with ASD.

Her clinical specialty is ASD in adolescents and adults and emotional and behavioral disorders in ASD. Her C.L.A.S.S. clinic is among the few in the U.S. that focuses on serving intellectually able adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum (Asperger’s), particularly those who were previously undiagnosed.