Hillary K. Schiltz, M.S.
Hillary Schiltz is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Lord Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hillary was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Autism Speaks to develop a self-reported measure of loneliness for autistic adults using PROMIS guidelines with her mentors on the project, Dr. Catherine Lord and Dr. Carla Mazefksy. Hillary is also involved in Dr. Lord’s longitudinal study of autism and assists with research projects related to an observational tool called the brief observation of social communication change (BOSCC). Hillary completed her Clinical Psychology Internship on the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Assessment Track at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University and her M.S. in Child Development from the University of California, Davis, and she is a graduate of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Hillary’s research interests center upon the measurement, trajectories, and mechanisms of aspects of well-being among autistic youth and adults within various family and social contexts. Hillary greatly enjoys being involved in the autism research community; she has been an active member of Student and Trainee Committee (STC) of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) for the past three years and is the current Co-Chair of the STC.