Jennifer McLaren, M.D
Jennifer McLaren, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and The Dartmouth Institute at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. McLaren specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, particularly in autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.
Dr. McLaren received her BA from University of Notre Dame in 2001 and her M.D. from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2005. She completed her residency in adult psychiatry at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2008 and fellowship in child psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2010.
Improving the quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities has been the defining purpose of Dr. McLaren’s career. Dr. McLaren oversees the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Services (BANDS) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a multidisciplinary group of providers who work with children, adolescents, and young adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Dr. McLaren also directs the Individual Placement and Support employment program for people with autism and developmental conditions at DHMC, and is the medical director for the Bureau of Developmental Services in New Hampshire. Dr. McLaren has received awards for clinical and teaching excellence, and is is a member of the Vulnerable Children’s Research Group at The Dartmouth Institute.