Katherine Cutitta, PhD
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine
|Virginia Tech||bachelors||Bachelor of Science in Psychology||2009|
|East Carolina University||masters||Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology||2012|
|Baylor College of Medicine||internship||Pre-doctoral Internship||2016|
|East Carolina University||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy in Health Psychology, Concentration in Clinical Health||2016|
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||2018|
Dr. Cutitta approaches clinical care as a collaborative coach, learning to understand her patients and improve daily functioning with regard to health related behaviors. Dr. Cutitta works with the family unit, as well as the individual patient, to help improve quality of life, establish healthy habits, and work toward family and team goals. She relies on empirically-based interventions, working alongside medical colleagues to help deliver team based care.
Clinically, Dr. Cutitta specializes in the treatment of cardiac related mental health concerns, including adjustment to disease, device, and/or surgery, cardiac specific anxiety or depression, and LVAD/ transplant evaluation.
Dr. Cutitta’s research interests include heart rate increase and physical activity avoidance in patients with cardiac conditions. She is also interested in the cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation process.
|American Heart Association (AHA)||Member|
|American Psychological Association (APA)||Member|
|Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)||Member|
|Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP), Division 54||Member|
de la Uz, C., Cutitta, K., & Sears, S.F. (2016). Beyond the Cardiac Device: Comprehensive Care of Children and Young Adults with Implantable Cardiac Devices. In Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents (9th Edition). Eds. Allen, H., Driscoll, D.J., Feltes, T.F., & Shaddy, R.E. New York: Lippincott, Inc.
Cutitta, K., Ladd, R., Buzenski, J., Fairbrother, D., & Sears, S. F. (2015). Heart smart guide for young patients with cardiac devices. Circulation 131, e330-e334.
Sears, S. F., Woodrow, L. K., Cutitta, K., Ford, J., Shea, J. B., & Cahill, J. (2013). A patient’s guide to living confidently with chronic heart failure. Circulation 127, e525-528