Cara Angelotta

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Dr. Angelotta is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in treating mood, anxiety, psychotic, personality, and trauma-related disorders. She has subspeciality training in perinatal psychiatry, which is the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Dr. Angelotta's research focuses on the intersection of perinatal psychiatry and the law. She has a particular interest in pregnancy denial, postpartum psychosis, neonaticide, and infanticide. She teaches and supervises medical students and psychiatric residents.

Dr. Angelotta treats individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She does forensic psychiatric consultations for attorneys and the courts regarding malpractice, psychiatric disability, parenting capacity, emotional harm, competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity and diminished capacity), sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessment, and other psychiatric-legal issues.

Certifications and Licenses

Forensic Psychiatry

Training Experience

2015Residency, Cornell Medical Center, New York
2016Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Forensic Psychology / Psychiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health


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