Dr. Cortney Warren is a Retired Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. She came to UNLV in 2006 after receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University and completing a clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
Drawing from clinical, social, and cross-cultural psychology, Dr. Warren’s research explores the influence of socio-cultural factors on the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of eating disorder symptomatology. She explores socio-cultural factors in four overarching areas. First, her research investigates the ability of multicultural factors (e. g., ethnicity, ethnic identity, racial identity, and acculturation) to protect against eating pathology. Second, using experimental methodology, Dr. Warren examines the effects of exposure to thin-ideal media on eating behavior and body image. A third research area focuses on psychometric evaluation of body image measures for ethnically, racially and linguistically diverse groups. Finally, an emerging area of research investigates overlap and treatment of comorbid eating pathology and substance abuse.
As a past Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program, Dr. Warren is dedicated to exploring issues of multiculturalism in psychology. Dr. Warren is co-chair of the UNLV Psychology Diversity Committee, and actively promotes multicultural awareness and competency in research, clinical practice, and teaching. She is a member of the clinical faculty at UNLV.
**Dr. Warren is no longer accepting graduate students**