Dr. Natalie Cort
Dr. Natalie Cort, a licensed clinical psychologist, is a Core Faculty in the Department of Clinical Psychology, the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience, and the Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health at William James College (WJC). Dr. Cort who grew up among Afro-Caribbean and East Indian cultures in Guyana, South America, has engaged throughout her career in socially meaningful research. She has authored journal articles on racial/ethnic differences in heart disease prevalence, child abuse reporting, depression treatment outcomes, and high-risk sexual behaviors. Dr. Cort is currently a member of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Committee on Children, Youth, and Families workgroup to address racial/ethnic disparities in youth mental health. In addition, she is a co-investigator on a grant awarded to WJC, by the APA's Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology, to promote multicultural competency among faculty. Dr. Cort, a research grade diagnostician, has been a co-investigator, consultant, and therapist on 10 clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.