Kristina Lopez
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work

Kristina Lopez joined ASU from the School of Social Work at California State University Long Beach. She is an expert in Latino children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. She has practiced with children and youth with ASD and provided parent education to parents raising children with ASD. Her research interests include family burden of autism, the development and implementation of culturally informed autism intervention for Latino families, and ecological and socio-cultural perspectives of Latinos raising children with ASD.

  • Ecological and socio-cultural perspectives on developmental disabilities and early intervention
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally informed autism intervention
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in child and mother mental health
  • Latino children and families