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Catherine Cook Ayoub, American mental health nurse, psychologist. Certified child/adolescent mental health nurse, Registered Nurse, Georgia, Oklahoma, Massachusetts. Named Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurses, 1979; recipient grant National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1978-1982, others.


Ayoub, Catherine Cook was born on January 31, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Carl R. and Alice Jane (Forester) Cook.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Duke University, 1971. Master in Nursing, Emory University, 1973. Doctor of Education, Harvard University, 1990.


Clinical specialist child-adolescent mental health Hillcrest Medical Center, 1973-1983. Executive director At Risk Parent Child Program, Tulsa, 1976-1983. Psychology extern family development unit Children's Hospital, Boston, 1986-1988.

Nursing consultant Andover, Massachusetts. Clinical fellow in psychology Children's Hospital/Judge Baker Chilren's Center, Boston, 1988-1990. Research fellow Graduate School Education, Medical School Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989-1992.

Staff psychologist Children & the Law, Law & Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, since 1992. Assistant professor Medical School Harvard University, since 1994, assistant professor Graduate School Education, since 1994. Researcher, lecturer in field.


Member American Nurses Association (Creative Nursing award 1978), Georgia Nurses Association, Oklahoma Nurses Association (board directors District 2 1977-1980), Association for Care of Children's Health, International Society for Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect, Massachusetts Nurses Association, Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Professional Society Abuse of Children (board directors since 1993), American Psychological Association, Society Research in Child Development, Sigma Theta Tau.


Married John E. Ayoub, January 30, 1971. Children: Phillip John, James Carl.