Somer Bishop, PhD

PhD, University of Michigan

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.


Michael Sweeney

BA, Connecticut College

Michael is a research assistant in Bishop Lab. Before joining STAR, he worked at the Waterford Country School in Connecticut where he provided support, psychoeducation, and coducted motivational interviewing to adolescents and teenagers. His clinical interests include psychological assessment and cognitive ability, children’s mental health and development, LGBTQ populations, and gender.

If you have interest or questions about the lab, please contact Michael at or 415-476-3487