PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duke University
Cohort One Fellow

Academic Mentor
Kenneth Dodge
Director, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy

Policy Mentor
Policy Mentor
Position, Organization

Current Institutional Affiliation
Duke University's Social Science Research Institute: Visiting Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise
Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Developmental Psychopathy, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs,


Dr. McCourt received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Duke University. Dr. McCourt's research interests include the development of aggression and psychopathy as well as prevention and intervention programs and policies for family violence and child maltreatment. Dr. McCourt's clinical work focuses on the assessment of cognitive abilities and learning difficulties in children and adolescents and evidence-based treatments for childhood psychiatric disorders. Prior to coming to Duke to begin her PhD, she earned her law degree from the University of Michigan and practiced law in New York City.