Scott Lindgren, PhD

Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities
Center for Disabilities and Development
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011
Phone: 319-353-6142
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Last Updated: May 12, 2015

Scott Lindgren

Leadership Administrative Staff: Associate Director - Program Development
Discipline Coordinators: Psychology
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Co-Director, University of Iowa Children's Hospital Autism Center;
Principal Investigator, Behavioral Treatment for Autism Through Telehealth
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
No Council Membership
Research: Autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries, pediatric neuropsychology, prematurity and low birth weight
Education: autism, brain injuries, disability training
Service: Pediatric neuropsychology, autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries


Scott Lindgren, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and the Carver College of Medicine.  He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School at Boston Children's Hospital. His current clinical, teaching, and research activities are focused on child neuropsychology, autism spectrum disorders, brain injuries, disability and health, and the prevention of disabilities. He is the co-principal investigator on research grants studying how to reduce problem behavior in young children with autism by training parents through telehealth. Dr. Lindgren is Associate Director for Program Development for Iowa's University Center for Excellence on Disabilities and is the Psychology Training Director for Iowa's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.  He has chaired the Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council and is Co-Director of the UI Children's Hospital Autism Center.