Laura Elizabeth Kuper, PhD, ABPP $$

Pediatric Psychologist

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Education and Training

University of Rochester Medical Center (2015), Child & Adolescent Psychology
Children's Medical Center Dallas (2016), Child Psychology
Graduate School
University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
Post-graduate School
University of Illinois at Chicago (2015)
Board Certification
American Board of Professional Psychology


Differences in Sex Development

  • Research Interests

    • Developmental Trajectories of Gender Identity/Expression
    • Mental Health Risk and Resiliency Factors within the Gender Diverse Population
    • Gender Affirming Child and Adolescent Focused Multidisciplinary Healthcare models
  • Publications

    • Kuper, L.E., Lindley, L., & Lopez, L. (in press). Exploring the gender development histories of children and adolescents presenting for gender affirming medical care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
    • Kuper, L.E., Mathews, S., & Lau, M. (in press). Baseline mental health and psychosocial functioning of transgender adolescents seeking gender affirming hormone therapy. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000697.
    • Kuper, L.E., Adams, N., & Mustanski, B. (2018). Exploring cross-sectional predictors of suicide ideation, attempt, and risk in a large online sample of transgender and gender nonconforming youth and young adults. LGBT Health, 5 (7), 391-400. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2017.0259.
    • Kuper, L.E., Wright, L, & Mustanski, B. (2018). Gender identity development among transgender and gender nonconforming emerging adults: An intersectional approach. International Journal of Transgenderism, 19 (4), 436-455. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2018.1443869.
  • Professional Activities

    • Member, Non-Binary Chapter Workgroup, Standards of Care Version 8, World Professional Association for Transgender Health