Natalie Cort Natalie A. Cort, PhD

natalie_cort@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
  • Core Faculty, Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health
  • Core Faculty, Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience

Degrees

  • PhD, MA, University of Rochester, NY
  • BA, Binghamton University, NY

Teaching

  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Research and Practice Interests

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Field
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Practices
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Depression Treatment Outcomes

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, State of New York
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Awards

  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholars Program, Binghamton University
  • Psychology Honors Program, Binghamton University
  • Distinguished Independent Work in Psychology, Binghamton University
  • Provost Minority Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • Psychology Research Award for Trainees, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications
Cort, N. A., Cerulli, C., & He, H. (2010). Investigating health disparities and disproportionality in child maltreatment reporting: 2002-2006. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 16(4), 329-336.

Cort, N. A., Toth, S. L., Cerulli, C., & Rogosch, F. (2011). Maternal intergenerational transmission of childhood multi-type maltreatment. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 20, 19-38.

Cort, N.A., Gamble, S. A., Smith, P. N., Chaudron, L., Lu, N., He, H., & Talbot, N. L. (2012). Predictors of treatment outcomes among depressed women with childhood sexual abuse histories. Depression and Anxiety, 29(6), 479-486.

Lestrade, K., Talbot, N. L., Ward, E. A., & Cort, N. A. (2013). High-risk sexual behaviors among depressed Black women with histories of intrafamilial and extrafamilial childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(6), 400-403.

Cort, N. A., Cerulli, C., Poleshuck, E. L., Bellenger, K. M., Xia, Y., Tu, X., Mazzotta, C. M., & Talbot, N. L. (2014). Interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed women with histories of intimate partner violence. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 6(6), 700-707.

Cort, N. A., Senn, T. E., Carey, M. P., & Braksmajer, A. (2015). Recalled explanations for adolescent girls' engagement in age-discordant sexual relationships. AIDS and Behavior. 

Recent Presentations

05/13. Intersection of suicide research and public health practice: Suicide and domestic Violence. Presenter at the 5th webinar in the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention's (ICRC-S) webinar and conference call series.

06/14. Cultural perspectives, values, and meaning: Integrating them into helping interventions. Speaker at the 37th Annual Erich Lindemann Memorial Lecture, William James College in cooperation with Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital, and North Suffolk Mental Health Association Board of Directors.

10/15. An introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Presenter at APA Consortium Seminar on Professional Practice, Diversity and Difference, William James College.

11/15. Psychological assessment: Vulnerability and resilience in the global kaleidoscope of peoples and cultures. Speaker at the 18th Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Testing, William James College.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Director, Black Mental Health Initiative and Graduate Academy
  • Member, American Psychological Association Committee on Children, Youth, and Families Member, Prevention of Depression in Maltreated and Non-Maltreated Adolescents Study’s
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board, Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • 2009–2012: Research Fellow, Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health- Related Research, National Institute of Mental Health Grant #5R01MH07692803S1
  • 2009–2012: Instructor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2009–2012: Mental Health Disparities Consultant, Promoting positive pathways: Community treatment and service center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant #1U79SM059584
  • 2011–2016: Consultant/IPT Trainer, IPT for Depression Training Program, Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Training Initiative, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2012–2013: National Research Service Award Fellow, Institutional Training Grant, National Institute of Mental Health Grant #T32MH18911
  • 2012–2013: Senior Instructor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2013: Consultant, Development of a novel HIV risk reduction intervention for abused women. National Institute of Mental Health Grant #1R34MH095362-01A1
  • 2013–2016: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2013: Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department, William James College, Newton, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association

Community Engagement

  • Presenter/Employee Trainer at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children on DSM-5 Implementation and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Psychiatric Diagnosing.
  • Cultural perspectives, values, and meaning: Integrating them into helping interventions. Speaker at the 37th Annual Erich Lindemann Memorial Lecture, William James College in cooperation with Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital, and North Suffolk Mental Health Association Board of Directors.
  • An introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Presenter at APA Consortium Seminar on Professional Practice, Diversity and Difference, William James College.
  • Psychological assessment: Vulnerability and resilience in the global kaleidoscope of peoples and cultures. Speaker at the 18th Annual Conference on Contemporary Applications of Psychological Testing, William James College