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Kathryn A. Castle, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3630

Fax: (585) 276-0422

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Professional Background

Kathryn Castle, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She serves as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also the Director of Adult Ambulatory Services that is comprised of the General Ambulatory Service, Lazos Fuertes, the Deaf Wellness Clinic (DWC), and Strong Family Therapy Services (SFTS).

She received her bachelor's degree from Spelman College in 1990, and her master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, IL., 1995 and 1998, respectively. She was a Leadership in Adolescent Health (LEAH) in 1998 and a National Services Research Award (NRSA) Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry from 2001-2004.



MA,PhD | DePaul University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Internship in Psychology at Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University

Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center


2006 - 2006
Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Psychology Training Program
Sponsor: Rita P. Underberg, Ph.D.
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

2005 - Present
Young Investigator Award, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (12/1/05 to Present)

2002 - 2005
National Institute of Health (NIH), Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee (2002 to 2005)

2001 - 2004
National Research Service Award (NRSA), University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry (September 2001 to August 2004).

2001 - 2004
2001-04 NIMH, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellow; Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (CSPS), Department o

Leonard Salzman Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center (2001)

1991 - 1993
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Clinical Training Grant: Minority Student Working with Children (1991-1993).

Graduation Honors in Psychology
Location: Spelman College

Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
Location: Spelman College

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Journal Articles

Kodjo C, Lee B, Morgan A, Castle K, Brown Clark S, Nofziger A, Pedraza Burgos G, Makino K, Blumoff-Greenberg K, Armah T, Chesser A. "Twist on Cultural Sensitivity." MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2014; .

White, A.M.; Castle, K.; Sörensen, S.; Briody, S.; Dailey, H.; King, D.; Fogarty,C.; and Duberstein, P. "You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center" . International Public Health Journal. 2013; .

Castle, K., Conner, K, Kaukeinen, K, & Tu, X. "Perceived Racism, Discrimination, and Acculturation in Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts among Black Young Adults." Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 2011; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Cultural Consideration in Adolescent Health Care. In the American Academy of Pediatrics
Book Title: Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Kodjo, C. & Castle, K.
Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2011

Chapter Title: Suicidal Behavior
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Castle, K. & Kreipe, R
Published By: Mosby 2007 in St. Louis, MO

Chapter Title: Bulimia Nervosa
Book Title: The Pediatric Clinical Advisor
Author List: Castle, K. & Kreipe, R
Published By: Mosby 2007 in St. Louis, MO