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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, 2011
    Children's National Medical Center
  • PSYD, 2009
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Internship, Psychology, Clinical Child & Adolescent, 2009
    Childrens National Hospital
  • MM, 1994
    University of Michigan
  • BM, 1992
    University of Michigan

National Provider ID: 1023306412


John Strang, Psy.D., is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's National Hospital and the Director of the Gender and Autism Program, an interdisciplinary clinical program for gender-diverse neurodivergent youth. Dr. Strang is the Director of Research for the Children's National Gender Development Program and an Associate Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also faculty with the Global Education Institute for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Gender-diverse and transgender youth development
  • Clinical care for youth at the intersection of gender diversity and neurodivergence, especially autistic transgender youth
  • Executive function differences
  • Self-advocacy for youth with variations in sex traits (VST)/intersex variations
  • Community-based participatory engagement informing research and clinical practice (integrating patient perspectives and voices to shape the care they receive)
  • Self-report measure development to increase youth self-advocacy
  • Cross-national approaches to understand how varying care policies and practices impact sex and gender minority (SGM) youth outcomes

Featured Grants

  • The Impact of Pubertal Suppression on Adolescent Neural and Mental Health Trajectories
    National Institute of Mental Health
    07/01/2021 – 04/30/2026
  • A novel approach for equitable characterization of gender identity and its use in exposing subgroup discrepancies in polygenic score associations 
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    09/01/2022 – 06/30/2026
  • Autism Center of Excellence Network: Neurodevelopmental Biomarkers of Late Diagnosis in Female and Gender Diverse Autism
    National Institute of Mental Health
    08/01/2022 – 07/31/2027
  • Examining those components of Netherlands' gender-affirming-care policy likely to improve health equity for U.S. transgender/gender-diverse youths
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evidence for Action
    07/01/2021 – 12/31/2023
  • Accelerating understanding of sex, gender, and compensation in young autistic children: A longitudinal approach
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    10/01/2021 – 07/31/2026
  • Autism
  • Gender
  • Neuropsychology

Research & Publications