Lorio Forensics


Dr. Courtney L. McMickens, a Licensed Clinical Psychiatrist, is an Associate Consultant at Lorio Forensics. She is double board-certified, specializing in Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. McMickens graduated summa cum laude from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School where she also received a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. McMickens completed residency in general psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. She went on to complete the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale School of Medicine, earning a Master of Health Sciences (MHS) degree. Dr. McMickens is Attending, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Duke University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke Medical School.


Dr. McMickens has extensive experience working with children and adults at several prestigious institutions, including Boston Medical Center. She served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine in the past, as well. Dr. McMickens has been selected for many competitive fellowships: Zuckerman Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center on Public Leadership (2008-2009); American Psychiatric Association (APA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Fellow (2012-2014); and The American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellowship program (2014). McMickens has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and made professional presentations at national meetings on topics such as addressing barriers to mental health services, assessment of school mental health crises, assessing trauma-informed child care, and community-based treatment of maternal depression.

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