Lynn L. Cole, M.S.

Lynn L. Cole, M.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2986

Research Bio

Ms. Cole has research interests in the physical and mental health of children with developmental disabilities. She serves as Co-PI of the Rochester site of the Autism Speaks - Autism Treatment Network, which is a clinical registry of youth with ASD, and looks at impact of standardization of diagnosis and medical care on outcomes. She also serves as Co-PI of the Rochester site of the Autism Intervention Research in Physical Health (AIR-P), a MCHB funded network that utilizes quality improvement and systems change mechanisms to affect physical health outcomes of youth with ASD. She has previously been involved in research on diet and nutrition in youth with ASD.

In addition, she has conducted research in how parents make treatment decision for their child with autism spectrum disorder, and on the use of decision aids when considering behavioral medication.

Awards & Honors (National)

Sigma Theta Tau | Epsilon Xi Chapter 1998
US Public Health Service | Commissioned Officer Student Extern Training - Sr. Scholarship | Washington, DC 1991 - 1992

Awards & Honors (Local)

Clinical Excellence Award | Upstate NY Chapter of NAPNAP | Rochester, NY 2006
Nursing Alumni Assocation Award | Catholic University of America | Washington, DC 1992

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 11 available »

Cole, L, Corbett-Dick, P, Howell, L, Schmidt, B. "Safe and Effective use of Medicine for Challenging Behavior: A Toolkit for Children of Families of Children with Autism." 2013; . Link
Cole, L, Howell, L, Stump, J, Schmidt B. "Treating Constipation in Children with ASD: A toolkit for Families." 2013; . Link
Ameis, SH, Corbett-Dick, P, Cole, L, Correll, CU. "Decision making and anti-psychotic medication treatment for youth with autism spectrum disorders: Applying guidelines in the real world". Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2013; 74(10).
Perrin, JM, Coury, DL, Hyman, SL, Cole, L, Reynolds, AM, Clemons, T. "Complementary and alternative medicine use in a large pediatric autism sample". Pediatrics. 2012; S77: 130.
Coury, DL, Anagnostou, E, Manning-Courtney, P, Reynolds, A, Cole, L, McCoy, R, Whitaker, A, Perrin, JM. "Use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders". Pediatrics. 2012; S69: 130.


Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics - American Nurses Credentialing Center


MS | Care of Children and Families | University of Rochester, School of Nursing1998
BS | Nursing | The Catholic University of America1992