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

2016-10-13_catherine_cerulli_015-e1533760723371-295x300Dr. Cerulli is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester. She is also the Director of the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization at the University of Rochester (UR) School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center. Dr. Cerulli is a licensed attorney with a Ph.D. in criminal justice. She has extensive experience working directly to preserve and enhance the human rights of people who are marginalized due to economics, safety, health disparities, or legal concerns. She has worked with victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as conducted studies in partnership with survivors as advisors.

Since 1983, Dr. Cerulli has been working with victims of violence in a variety of capacities including as a counselor, advocate, prosecutor, and researcher. She has focused her advocacy and research efforts on suicide, homicide, and violence prevention, as well as recruitment and retention methods among high-risk vulnerable populations using Community-Based Participatory Research principles. Since taking directorship of the Susan B. Anthony Center, she has worked with others to create, disseminate and test curriculum to help people develop their ability to create value-driven work that helps them develop into their best selves at home and work.

She works internationally with friends and colleagues through the World Health Organization and Fogarty International to address issues facing vulnerable women experiencing depression and violence within the Sub-Mekong Region. She is currently mentoring faculty in Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, and Mongolia on a joint project to address the intersection of IPV and perinatal depression.

She has served on numerous Boards of Directors, and she is currently on Center for Youth’s board. Dr. Cerulli believes every person has the right to be safe, housed, clothed and fed. As a national and international trainer on issues related to violence prevention, Dr. Cerulli speaks to the need for agencies providing direct services to have access to the funding and support necessary to meet their clients’ and employees’ needs.

Title: Developing From Within: Bringing our Best Self to Our Lives.