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Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

M.S., Clinical Psychology
PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium


Audrey Cortesi, Psy.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School and a pediatric psychologist at Dell Children’s Medical Center, serving patients and families on the inpatient Consultation-Liaison Behavioral Health Team. She also offers short-term outpatient psychology services through the Bridge Clinic at the Texas Child Study Center to provide continuity of care for patients who have been recently hospitalized.

Cortesi’s clinical work incorporates developmental and environmental factors to adapt interventions to the unique needs of youth and families and to empower them to support improved mental health and overall well-being. Using a culturally responsive, evidence-based approach, she strives to create a collaborative space that highlights the inherent strengths of children, teens and families. Cortesi also collaborates closely with interpreter services to enhance collaboration across disciplines and promote health equity for linguistically diverse patients and families.

Cortesi completed her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona, earning dual degrees in psychology (with a minor in Spanish) and special education, rehabilitation, and school psychology (with an emphasis in deaf studies). She attained her doctorate at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. Cortesi completed her predoctoral internship at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and her postdoctoral fellowship at Dell Children’s Medical Center/Texas Child Study Center in Austin.

Professional Affiliations
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers
  • American Psychological Association (Divisions: 22, 33, 38, 53, 54)
Awards & Honors
  • Faculty of the Year
    Dell Medical School, Dell Children's Medical Center Psychology Training Program, 2022-2023
  • Best Didactic Educational Experience for the 2020-2021 Training Year
    Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 2021
  • TCSC Learner Humanism Award
    Dell Medical School, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 2021
  • Excellence in Clinical Work
    Palo Alto University Board of Trustees, 2019