Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP
President and Chief Executive Officer

Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, is May Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, Dr. Solotar is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the organization and management of its senior leadership team. She also oversees the expansion of May Institute's global services to improve life outcomes for individuals with autism throughout the world.

Dr. Solotar holds a joint appointment as President of the National Autism Center at May Institute.

Prior to her promotion to CEO in January of 2012, Dr. Solotar served as Chief Clinical Officer, providing clinical oversight for all of May Institute’s programs and centers, and its Clinical Leadership. Her responsibilities included setting standards for clinical practice, credentialing and privileging staff, supervision of clinical procedures and interventions, and oversight of professional training programs and research. She was also responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical services throughout the organization.

[View press release announcing Dr. Solotar's promotion to President.]

In 1996, Dr. Solotar began her career at May Institute as Chief Psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Services. In 2001, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services and was responsible for the operation and clinical service delivery of ambulatory behavioral health and rehabilitation services.

Dr. Solotar is an expert in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, and specializes in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She regularly does presentations and guest lectures, and her research has been published in professional journals including Behavior Therapy and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and she has written a chapter in the Child Behavior Therapy Casebook.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Solotar is also board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP). She received her doctorate from the University of New York at Albany, State University of New York, where she was the recipient of the University’s Award for Excellence. She completed her internship at the Albany Psychology Internship Consortium. She has held a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine and was formerly the Chief Psychologist at Tufts New England Medical Center for 10 years.