Dr. John Strang
CHildren's National Medical Center


Dr. John Strang is a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he founded the Gender Development Research Program. Dr. Strang also founded and directs the Gender and Autism Program, a specialized clinical service for the many neurodiverse transgender youth. He led an international expert workgroup to develop the first clinical guidelines for autistic transgender and gender diverse adolescents. His research efforts aim to expand the precision of gender assessments through the development of new gender-related measures and assessment techniques. Dr. Strang is also working to develop and test new therapeutic approaches to help neurodiverse-gender diverse youth explore and consider appropriate gender-related supports. In addition to his work with gender diversity, Dr. Strang is an expert in the evaluation of youth on the autism spectrum. He is developing new cognitive behavioral interventions for autistic teens targeting executive function skills and successful transition to adulthood.