Colleen Corte, Ph.D.

Dr. Corte was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Addiction Research Center in the Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation research focused on the role of content and structural properties of the self-concept in antisocial alcoholism and recovery in young adults. More specifically, she found that (1) antisocial alcohol dependence was associated with specific impairments in the total collection of cognitions that comprise the self-concept—few positive and many negative self-cognitions and an elaborated drinking-related self-cognition, (2) recovery was associated with a more diverse collection of self-cognitions and an elaborated recovery-related self-cognition, and (3) these content and structural properties of the self-concept predicted negative affect and high levels of alcohol use. During graduate school, she acquired extensive research experience related to the role of the self-concept in the eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In addition, she examined behavioral associations among eating disorders and substance use.

Dr. Corte is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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