Kathryn A. Castle, Ph.D.

Kathryn A. Castle, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3630
Fax: (585) 276-0422

Professional Bio

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.

Awards & Honors (National)

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

Awards & Honors (Local)

Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Psychology Training Program | Rita P. Underberg, Ph.D. | University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry 2006 - 2006
Young Investigator Award, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (12/1/05 to Present) 2005 - Present
National Institute of Health (NIH), Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee (2002 to 2005) 2002 - 2005
National Research Service Award (NRSA), University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry (September 2001 to August 2004). 2001 - 2004
Leonard Salzman Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center (2001) 2001
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Clinical Training Grant: Minority Student Working with Children (1991-1993). 1991 - 1993
Graduation Honors in Psychology | Spelman College 1990
Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society | Spelman College 1990

Recent 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; .
2004 Mar
Castle K, Duberstein PR, Meldrum S, Conner KR, Conwell Y. "Risk factors for suicide in blacks and whites: an analysis of data from the 1993 National Mortality Followback Survey." The American journal of psychiatry. 2004 Mar; 161(3):452-8.

Current Appointments

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Department of Offices of Medical Education (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Psychology (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Depaul University1998
MA | Clinical Psychology | Depaul University1995
BA | Psychology | Spelman College1990

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Internship in Psychology at Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center