Professor, Clinical
Department of Psychiatry
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director of the Neurobehavior HOME Program

650 Komas Drive
Department of Psychiatry, 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
contact address


Dr. Deborah Bilder completed the triple board residency program (Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) at the University of Utah and has maintained board certification in all three specialties. Following residency, she participated in the Utah Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (ULEND) as a pediatric trainee. Presently, she is a clinician investigator, Associate Professor (clinical track), and Medical Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic and the Neurobehavior HOME Program at the University of Utah. She has worked with the directors of primary care programs for children across Utah’s Wasatch Front and with service providers to at-risk youth such as the Division of Child and Family Services, which administers Utah’s foster care program and the Children’s Center, which provides mental health care to children exposed to trauma.

Her clinical and research expertise focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) epidemiology and adult outcomes of neurodevelopmental conditions. She is Principal Investigator for the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network Utah site, Director of the Utah Registry of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and co-investigator of the 20-year Outcome of Autism study.

Declared conflicts of interest on file (07/12/2022)

Selected Bibliography:

Bilder DA, Esplin MS, Coon H, Burghardt P, Clark EAS, Fraser A, Smith KR, Worsham W, Chappelle K, Rayner T, Bakian AV.
Early Second Trimester Maternal Serum Steroid-Related Biomarkers Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2019;49(11):4572-4583. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Bilder DA, Pinborough-Zimmerman J, Bakian AV, Miller JS, Dorius JT, Nangle B, McMahon WM.
Prenatal and perinatal factors associated with intellectual disability.
Am J Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013;118(2):156-76. PubMed abstract

Weedon D, Carbone P, Bilder D, O'Brien S, Dorius J.
Building a person-centered medical home: lessons from a program for people with developmental disabilities.
J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012;23(4):1600-8. PubMed abstract

Bakian AV, Bilder DA, Coon H, McMahon WM.
Spatial relative risk patterns of autism spectrum disorders in Utah.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2015;45(4):988-1000. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Gray DD, Bilder DA, Leonard HL, Anders TF.
Triple board training and new "portals" into child psychiatry training.
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2007;16(1):55-66, viii. PubMed abstract