Laura Cortes Garcia

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Academic interests

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Clinical and health psychology

  • Mental health and wellbeing

  • Eating disorders

  • Social determinants of health

Background

Laura Cortés-García is a post-doctoral fellow working at PROMENTA Research Center at the Department of Psychology (University of Oslo).

She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2020.

Her primary research interests focus on identifying prospective pathways and underlying mechanisms involved in the development of mental health problems from a life course perspective.

She received clinical training in child and adolescent’s mental health and eating disorders at the University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela and at the Provincial Psychiatric Hospital of Conxo (Galicia, Spain).

Laura is accredited as General Health Psychologist by the Ministry of Education and Health in Spain since 2016.

Currently, she conducts research on elucidating causal processes that lead to marginalization and mental health problems from the formative years of adolescence to midlife.

From a translational perspective, her primary research goal is to inform the design of well-timed and targeted interventions, so that it can effectively interrupt maladaptive behaviors and processes that ultimately increase the risk of marginalization and exclusion.

Tags: Developmental psychology, Clinical psychology, Health psychology, wellbeing

Publications

  • Cortes Garcia, Laura; Rodriguez Cano, Ruben & von Soest, Tilmann (2022). Prospective associations between loneliness and disordered eating from early adolescence to adulthood. International Journal of Eating Disorders. ISSN 0276-3478. doi: 10.1002/eat.23793.
  • Cortes Garcia, Laura; Martinez Calvo, Carmen & Senra, Carmen (2022). Mediational Effect of Fairburn’s Transdiagnostic Mechanisms Between Attachment to the Mother and Eating Disorder Symptoms in a Clinical Sample. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.852977.
  • Rodriguez-Cano, Ruben; Cortes Garcia, Laura; Ulset, Vidar Sandsaunet & von Soest, Tilmann (2022). Worries About COVID-19 and Adolescents’ Mental Health and Life Satisfaction: The Role of Sociodemographics and Social Support. Frontiers in pediatrics. ISSN 2296-2360. doi: 10.3389/fped.2022.847434.
  • von Soest, Tilmann; Kozák, Michal; Rodriguez Cano, Ruben; Fluit, Anne-Marie; Cortes Garcia, Laura & Ulset, Vidar Sandsaunet [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2022). Adolescents’ psychosocial well-being one year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway. Nature Human Behaviour. ISSN 2397-3374. doi: 10.1038/s41562-021-01255-w. Full text in Research Archive
  • Cortes Garcia, Laura; Hernandez Ortiz, Jessica; Asim, Nabeeha; Sales, Mirella; Villareal, Ryan & Penner, Francesca [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). COVID-19 conversations: A qualitative study of majority Hispanic/Latinx youth experiences during early stages of the pandemic. Child and Youth Care Forum. ISSN 1053-1890. Full text in Research Archive
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Faruk Akça, Ömer; Wall, Kiana & Sharp, Carla (2021). Exploring mentalizing in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and borderline personality disorder: A comparative study of psychiatric inpatients and healthy controls. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. ISSN 2245-8875. doi: 10.21307/sjcapp-2021-003.
  • Saavedra Rionda, Isabel; Cortés-García, Laura & de la Villa Moral Jimenez, Maria (2021). The Role of Burnout in the Association between Work-Related Factors and Perceived Errors in Clinical Practice among Spanish Residents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). ISSN 1661-7827. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18094931.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Rensvik Viddal, Kristine; Wichstrøm, Lars & Senra, Carmen (2020). Mediating role of depressive symptoms linking insecure attachment and disordered eating in adolescents: A multiwave longitudinal study. Development and Psychopathology. ISSN 0954-5794. doi: 10.1017/S0954579420001029.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; McLaren, Veronica; Vanwoerden, Salome & Sharp, Carla (2020). Attachment, mentalizing, and eating disorder symptoms in adolescent psychiatric inpatients and healthy controls: a test of a mediational model. Eating and Weight Disorders. ISSN 1124-4909. doi: 10.1007/s40519-020-01017-z.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Takkouche, Bahi; Rodriguez Cano, Ruben & Senra, Carmen (2020). Mediational mechanisms involved in the relation between attachment insecurity and depression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. ISSN 0165-0327. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.08.082.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Wichstrøm, Lars; Rensvik Viddal, Kristine & Senra, Carmen (2019). Prospective Bidirectional Associations between Attachment and Depressive Symptoms from Middle Childhood to Adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. ISSN 0047-2891. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01081-4.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Takkouche, Bahi; Seoane, Gloria & Senra, Carmen (2019). Mediators linking insecure attachment to eating symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213099.
  • Cortés-García, Laura; Hoffmann, Svenja; Warchburger, Petra & Senra, Carmen (2019). Exploring the reciprocal relationships between adolescents' perceptions of parental and peer attachment and disordered eating: A multiwave cross-lagged panel analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders. ISSN 0276-3478. doi: 10.1002/eat.23086.

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Published Mar. 24, 2021 8:30 AM