A world-renowned clinical psychologist who specializes in the study of personality disorders, Lee Anna Clark developed the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality, now in its second edition (SNAP-2), a widely known measure of personality traits across the full normal-abnormal spectrum. Clark and her husband David Watson, the Andrew J. McKenna Family Professor of Psychology, are co-Directors of the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology (CAMPP). The Center's largest ongoing research project is a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-supported study, with Clark as the Principal Investigator, to develop and test a new way of diagnosing personality disorder. Clark and Watson are partnering on this research with Oaklawn, a nonprofit behavioral healthcare provider in the greater Michiana area.
Clark has over 150 articles, books, and chapters to her credit. She is officially recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most highly cited psychologists in the world. Additionally, Clark has served on the editorial boards of journals such as the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the Journal of Personality Disorders, and the Journal of Personality Assessment.
Clark was one of 11 scholars worldwide who served on the Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group for the DSM-5, the official diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association. She continues to serve as the liaison to the Personality Disorders Work Group charged with revising the International Classification of Diseases, which will be in its 11th edition.