Laura Anthony, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry-Child-CHC

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of Illinois At Chicago (1992)
  • PhD, University of Illinois At Chicago (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1990)
Internship:
  • University of Maryland Program (1997)
Fellowships:
  • University of Maryland Program, Psychology (1998)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC

Professional Titles

  • Interim Director of Research, Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Publications

  • Hill TL, White TC, Anthony BJ, Reaven J, Harris B, Reyes N, Anthony LG. Disparities in autism spectrum disorder diagnoses among 8-year-old children in Colorado: Who are we missing?. Autism. 2021 Jan;25(1):102-113. PubMed PMID: 32859134
  • Dickter CL, Burk JA, Anthony LG, Robertson HA, Verbalis A, Seese S, Myrick Y, Anthony BJ. Assessment of Sesame Street online autism resources: Impacts on parental implicit and explicit attitudes toward children with autism. Autism. 2021 Jan;25(1):114-124. PubMed PMID: 32842768
  • Dieckhaus, M.F.S., Hardy, K.K., Anthony, L.G., Verbalis, A., Kenworthy, L., *Pugliese, C. E. (2021). Anxiety relates to classroom executive function problems in students with ASD, but not ADHD. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 82(1):101739. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2021.101739
  • Strang JF, Anthony LG, Song A, Lai MC, Knauss M, Sadikova E, Graham E, Zaks Z, Wimms H, Willing L, Call D, Mancilla M, Shakin S, Vilain E, Kim DY, Maisashvili T, Khawaja A, Kenworthy L. In Addition to Stigma: Cognitive and Autism-Related Predictors of Mental Health in Transgender Adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2021 Jun 14;:1-18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34121545
  • Swain, D., Troxel, M., Anthony, L.G., Kenworthy, L., Verbalis, A., Hardy, K.K., Ratto, A., Myrick, Y., & Anthony, B. (2021). School-based executive function interventions reduce caregiver strain. International Review of Research in Developmental Disorders, 60:187-211. DOI:10.1016/bs.irrdd.2021.08.001
  • Cannon, L., Kenworthy, L., Alexander, K., Werner, M., & Anthony, L.G. (2021). Unstuck and On Target! An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility, Planning, and Organization, Second Edition, Optimized for Virtual Learning. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Pugliese CE, Ratto AB, Granader Y, Dudley KM, Bowen A, Baker C, Anthony LG. Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a parent-mediated sexual education curriculum for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism. 2020 Jan;24(1):64-79. PubMed PMID: 31096780
  • Anthony BJ, Robertson HA, Verbalis A, Myrick Y, Troxel M, Seese S, Anthony LG. Increasing autism acceptance: The impact of the Sesame Street "See Amazing in All Children" initiative. Autism. 2020 Jan;24(1):95-108. PubMed PMID: 31113212
  • Bertollo JR, Strang JF, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L, Wallace GL, Yerys BE. Adaptive Behavior in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Flexibility. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Jan;50(1):42-50. PubMed PMID: 31520244
  • Kenworthy L, Freeman A, Ratto A, Dudley K, Powell KK, Pugliese CE, Strang JF, Verbalis A, Anthony LG. Preliminary Psychometrics for the Executive Function Challenge Task: A Novel, "Hot" Flexibility, and Planning Task for Youth. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2020 Aug;26(7):725-732. PubMed PMID: 32178755
  • Strang JF, Knauss M, van der Miesen A, McGuire JK, Kenworthy L, Caplan R, Freeman A, Sadikova E, Zaks Z, Pervez N, Balleur A, Rowlands DW, Sibarium E, Willing L, McCool MA, Ehrbar RD, Wyss SE, Wimms H, Tobing J, Thomas J, Austen J, Pine E, Griffin AD, Janssen A, Gomez-Lobo V, Brandt A, Morgan C, Meagher H, Gohari D, Kirby L, Russell L, Powers MD, Anthony LG. A Clinical Program for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Neurodiverse/Autistic Adolescents Developed through Community-Based Participatory Design. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2020 May 6;:1-16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32375521
  • Dickson KS, Aarons GA, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L, Crandal BR, Williams K, Brookman-Frazee L. Adaption and pilot implementation of an autism executive functioning intervention in children's mental health services: a mixed-methods study protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2020;6:55. PubMed PMID: 32699642
  • Wilson CS, Anthony L, Kenworthy L, Fleischman R, Demro C, Andorko N, Chelsea Armour A, Schiffman J. Feasibility of psychosis risk assessment for adolescents diagnosed with autism. Autism. 2020 May;24(4):834-850. PubMed PMID: 32429816
  • Pugliese CE, Wallace GL, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L (2020). Understanding Executive Function Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In S.W. White, B.B. Maddox, and C. A. Mazefsky (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190910761.013.16
  • Strang, J.F., Klomp, S.E., Caplan, R., Griffin, A.D., Anthony, L.G., Harris, M.C., Graham, E.K., Knauss, M., & van der Miesen, A.I.R. (2019). Community-based participatory design for research that impacts the lives of transgender and/or gender-diverse autistic and/or neurodiverse people. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 7(4), 396–404. DOI: 10.1037/cpp0000310
  • Alexander, K., Kenworthy, L., Anthony, L., Childress, D., Verbalis, A., Armour, A., Kocher, K., Troxel, M., Cannon, L., Werner, M. (2019). Leveraging Technology To Develop a Feasible, Acceptable, and Effective Alternative to In-Person Parent Education Sessions. Am J Occupational Therapy, 73 (4_Supplement_1):7311520397. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2038
  • Strang JF, Janssen A, Tishelman A, Leibowitz SF, Kenworthy L, McGuire JK, Edwards-Leeper L, Mazefsky CA, Rofey D, Bascom J, Caplan R, Gomez-Lobo V, Berg D, Zaks Z, Wallace GL, Wimms H, Pine-Twaddell E, Shumer D, Register-Brown K, Sadikova E, Anthony LG. Revisiting the Link: Evidence of the Rates of Autism in Studies of Gender Diverse Individuals. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Nov;57(11):885-887. PubMed PMID: 30392631
  • Strang JF, Powers MD, Knauss M, Sibarium E, Leibowitz SF, Kenworthy L, Sadikova E, Wyss S, Willing L, Caplan R, Pervez N, Nowak J, Gohari D, Gomez-Lobo V, Call D, Anthony LG. "They Thought It Was an Obsession": Trajectories and Perspectives of Autistic Transgender and Gender-Diverse Adolescents. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Dec;48(12):4039-4055. PubMed PMID: 30140984
  • Ratto AB, Kenworthy L, Yerys BE, Bascom J, Wieckowski AT, White SW, Wallace GL, Pugliese C, Schultz RT, Ollendick TH, Scarpa A, Seese S, Register-Brown K, Martin A, Anthony LG. What About the Girls? Sex-Based Differences in Autistic Traits and Adaptive Skills. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 May;48(5):1698-1711. PubMed PMID: 29204929
  • Strang JF, Jarin J, Call D, Clark B, Wallace GL, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L, Gomez-Lobo V. Transgender Youth Fertility Attitudes Questionnaire: Measure Development in Nonautistic and Autistic Transgender Youth and Their Parents. J Adolesc Health. 2018 Feb;62(2):128-135. PubMed PMID: 29033160
  • Strang JF, Meagher H, Kenworthy L, de Vries ALC, Menvielle E, Leibowitz S, Janssen A, Cohen-Kettenis P, Shumer DE, Edwards-Leeper L, Pleak RR, Spack N, Karasic DH, Schreier H, Balleur A, Tishelman A, Ehrensaft D, Rodnan L, Kuschner ES, Mandel F, Caretto A, Lewis HC, Anthony LG. Initial Clinical Guidelines for Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Gender Dysphoria or Incongruence in Adolescents. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2018 Jan-Feb;47(1):105-115. PubMed PMID: 27775428
  • Cannon, L., Kenworthy, L., Alexander, K., Werner, M., & Anthony, L.G. (2018). Unstuck and On Target!: A School-Based Curriculum to Support Executive Functioning Skills, Second Edition. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Kenworthy, L., Childress, D., Verbalis, A., Armour, A., Werner, M., Troxel, M., Anthony, L. (2018) Randomized Controlled Trial of e-Unstuck On-Line Parent Training Modules Versus In-Person Training. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33, 6, 692 702, https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy060.17
  • Authors in alphabetical order: Alexander, K., Anthony, L., Cannon, L., Childress, D., Kenworthy, L., Messina, S., Werner, M. (2018). E-Unstuck: An Online Course for Parents. Available at unstuckontarget.com
  • Wallace GL, Dudley K, Anthony L, Pugliese CE, Orionzi B, Clasen L, Lee NR, Giedd JN, Martin A, Raznahan A, Kenworthy L. Divergence of Age-Related Differences in Social-Communication: Improvements for Typically Developing Youth but Declines for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Feb;47(2):472-479. PubMed PMID: 27878739
  • Strang JF, Anthony LG, Yerys BE, Hardy KK, Wallace GL, Armour AC, Dudley K, Kenworthy L. The Flexibility Scale: Development and Preliminary Validation of a Cognitive Flexibility Measure in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Aug;47(8):2502-2518. PubMed PMID: 28527097
  • Kuschner ES, Morton HE, Maddox BB, de Marchena A, Anthony LG, Reaven J. The BUFFET Program: Development of a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Selective Eating in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2017 Dec;20(4):403-421. PubMed PMID: 28534237
  • Strang JF, Jarin J, Call D, Clark B, Wallace GL, Anthony LG, Kenworthy L, Gomez-Lobo V. Transgender Youth Fertility Attitudes Questionnaire: Measure Development in Nonautistic and Autistic Transgender Youth and Their Parents. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Oct 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29033160
  • LaKind JS, Anthony LG, Goodman M. Review of reviews on exposures to synthetic organic chemicals and children's neurodevelopment: Methodological and interpretation challenges. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2017;20(8):390-422. PubMed PMID: 28952888
  • Ratto AB, Kenworthy L, Yerys BE, Bascom J, Wieckowski AT, White SW, Wallace GL, Pugliese C, Schultz RT, Ollendick TH, Scarpa A, Seese S, Register-Brown K, Martin A, Anthony LG. What About the Girls? Sex-Based Differences in Autistic Traits and Adaptive Skills. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29204929
  • Dickson, K.S., Kenworthy, L., Anthony, L.G., & Brookman-Frazee, L. (In Press) Mental health therapist perspectives on the role of executive functioning in children’s mental health services. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2021.2013142
  • Troxel, M., Anthony, L.G., Robertson, H.A., Anthony, B.J. (In press). Mental Health First Aid USA Implementation: Trainee Reported Quality and Impact of Training. Journal of Community Psychology. DOI:10.1002/jcop.22750
  • Troxel, M., Anthony, L.G., Robertson, H.A., Anthony, B.J. (In press). Mental Health First Aid USA Implementation: Trainee Reported Quality and Impact of Training. Journal of Community Psychology. DOI:10.1002/jcop.22750
  • Rothschild, L.B., Ratto, A.B., Kenworthy, L., Hardy, K.K., Verbalis, A., Pugliese, C., Strang, J.F., Safer-Lichtenstein, J., Anthony, B.J., Anthony, L.G., Guter, M.M. and Haaga, D.F. (In press, 12/21/21). Parents Matter: Parent Acceptance of School-based Executive Functions Interventions Relates to Improved Child Outcomes. Journal of Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23309
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Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Autism Research, Member
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

CU Medicine Psychiatry - Executive Functioning Clinic
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5240
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-3300

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of Illinois At Chicago (1992)
  • PhD, University of Illinois At Chicago (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1990)
Internships:
  • University of Maryland Program (1997)
Fellowships:
  • University of Maryland Program, Psychology (1998)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Child-CHC
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Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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