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Aronica M. Cotton, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Psychiatry

Education and Training

Education

09/00 - 05/04                  Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Smith College

07/07 - 05/11                  Doctor of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine

 

Post Graduate Education and Training

06/11 – 05/12                INTERN, NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL

06/12 - 06/15                 RESIDENT, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MCLEAN HOSPITAL COMBINDED ADULT PSYCHIATRY PROGRAM

07/15 – 06/17                FELLOW, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND SHEPPARD PRATT COMBINED PROGRAM

 

Certifications

September 2015              Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Biosketch

Aronica M. Cotton, M.D. is from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C. She is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and completed her adult training in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Mclean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Program. She completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training in the combined University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Program in 2017. She is interested in providing outpatient consult liaison psychiatry services to primary care practices, with a special focus in rendering psychiatric care to underserved and minority populations. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Underserved and Minority Populations

Highlighted Publications

Cotton, A., et al. Enhancing Sensitivity to Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment in an Outpatient Program for Veterans with PTSD and TBI and Their Families. Home Base Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Community Psychiatry Poster Presentation, 04/14. 

Cotton, A. et al. Suboxone in Patients with and without Psychiatric Comrobidity. American Journal on Addictions, Volume 19, Issue Number 4, Page 377. Poster Abstracts from the AAAP 20th Annual Meeting and Symposium. 

Cotton, A., et al. : Investigation of Amiloride-Inhibitable NA+ Channels in Alveolar Epithelial Cells. Ronald McNair Annual Poster Presentation at University of Alabama at Birmingham Graduate School, 07/02. 

 

Awards and Affiliations

2008      Edith Seville Coale Scholarship Recepiant from the Zonta Club of Washington

2010      Dr. Charles A. Pinderhughes Memorial Scholarship Recipient for academic achievement and research interest in the field of psychiatry from Howard University College of Medicine Alumni Association

2011      Ernest Y. Williams, M.D. Award for Overall Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry by a Student Selecting the Specialty of Psychiatry William B. Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., DFAPA Award for Outstanding Research 

In the News

http://baltimoreschild.com/2017/02/01/managing-childhood-anxiety/

Professional Activity

2012 - Participant in the Health Policy Certificate Program, offered by the Center of Expertise in Health Policy and Management at Partners Healthcare

2015 - Participant in the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar, offered by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, and led by Professor Michael Porter, with participating faculty from Harvard Business School and Partners Healthcare. 

Institutional and Local Service

06/14 – 06/15– CHIEF RESIDENT, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY OUTPATIENT CLINIC

06/16 – 06/17 - EDUCATIONAL CHIEF FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/SHEPPARD PRATT CHILD PSYCHIATRY FELLOWSHIP

06/16 – 06/17 – FELLOW MEMBER, MARYLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY