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Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-5269

Fax: (585) 276-0307

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Biography

Professional Background

Catherine Cerulli, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Dr. Cerulli is the Director of Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization. She received a PhD in criminal justice from SUNY at Albany, NY in 2004 and her Master's Degree in criminal justice from SUNY at Albany, NY in 1998. She holds a JD from the University at Buffalo law school. Dr. Cerulli received the Excellence in Public Service award from the SUNY Albany Alumni Association in 2014 and the National Institute of Mental Health New Investigator Award in 2005.

The National Institute of Mental Health awarded Dr. Cerulli a five-year grant to conduct a randomized control trial in Family Court to assess whether enhanced mental health enables intimate partner violence (IPV) victims to better navigate safety. She was also to the Co-Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Justice award to assess whether victim participation in prosecution impacts their subsequent safety. She was formerly an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County, New York, where she created a special misdemeanor domestic violence unit in 1995. She has been working on issues surrounding domestic violence and child abuse for over three decades, in a variety of capacities. Dr. Cerulli had funding from the Center for Disease Control to work with a national IPV hotline to help address the intersection of violence and mental health. She works internationally to ameliorate violence against women and currently is assisting with a project addressing the health and welfare of individuals living in the Sub Mekong region. She is a founding Board Member for the Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester, Inc., a grass roots organization providing emergency respite care for greater Rochester area families with young children.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1987
BA | St Marys College
Arts & Sciences

1992
JD | SUNY at Buffalo
Law

1998
MA | SUNY at Albany
Law

2004
PhD | SUNY at Albany
Law

Awards

2014
Excellence in Public Service
Sponsor: SUNY Albany Alumni Association

2011
Distinguished Alumni Award
Sponsor: SUNY Albany School of Criminal Justice

2009
Finalist for the "W" Award
Sponsor: Rochester Women's Network

2009
Kate Stoneman Award
Sponsor: Albany Law School

2005
National Institute of Mental Health New Investigator Award

2002
Justice Award to End Domestic Violence
Sponsor: New York State Governor Pataki

2002
William B. Hoyt Award
Sponsor: Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence

2001
2001 Nathaniel Award
Sponsor: The Daily Record

2001
2001 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
Sponsor: New York State Bar Association

2000
Restore the Hope Award
Sponsor: Alternatives for Battered Women, Inc.

1999
Up and Coming Attorneys
Sponsor: The Daily Record

1998
Remington Award
Location: St Univ at Albany

1992
National Association of Women Lawyers Award and Law Faculty Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/2015
Brown J, Burnette ML, Cerulli C. "Correlations Between Sexual Abuse Histories, Perceived Danger, and PTSD Among Intimate Partner Violence Victims." Journal of interpersonal violence.. 2015 Sep 0; 30(15):2709-25. Epub 2014 Oct 16.

2/2015
Gardella JH, Nichols-Hadeed CA, Mastrocinque JM, Stone JT, Coates CA, Sly CJ, Cerulli C. "Beyond Clery Act statistics: a closer look at college victimization based on self-report data." Journal of interpersonal violence.. 2015 Feb 0; 30(4):640-58. Epub 2014 Jun 12.

9/2014
Cerulli C, Stephens B, Bossarte R. "Examining the Intersection Between Suicidal Behaviors and Intimate Partner Violence Among a Sample of Males Receiving Services From the Veterans Health Administration." American journal of men's health.. 2014 Sep 0; 8(5):440-3. Epub 2014 Feb 25.

Books & Chapters

2014
Chapter Title: Reducing Suicide Risk in the Justice System through Court Based Community-Based Participatory Research
Book Title: Suicide: Risk Factors and Prevention
Author List: White, A.M.; Nichols-Hadeed, C.; Steadman, H.J.; Cerulli, C.
Edited By: Lavigne, J.
Published By: Nova Science Publishers2014 in Happauge, NY

2012
Chapter Title: Moving Research to Practice: Unlikely Partners in the Conduct of Ethical Research
Book Title: Routledge International Handbook on Gender and Crime Studies
Author List: Cerulli, C.; Raimondi, C.; Nichols-Hadeed, C.
Edited By: Renzetti, C.; Miller, S.; Glover, A.
Published By: Routledge2012

2010
Chapter Title: Intimate Partner Violence at Work and Economic Impact
Book Title: Workplace Violence in Mental and General Health Care Setting
Author List: Nichols-Hadeed, C.; Cerulli, C.
Edited By: Privitera, M.R.
Published By: Jones and Bartlett Publishers2010

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