Courtney Benjamin Wolk, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director

Courtney Benjamin Wolk, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Associate Director of the Penn Center for Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry; and the Director of Mental Health Implementation Research at the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE). She is a licensed clinical psychologist and an implementation scientist.  

The long-term goal of her research is to develop and evaluate strategies to promote the uptake of evidence-based care into routine practice, with the ultimate goal of improving the effectiveness of mental health services for children and adults in non-specialty mental health settings. She currently leads a variety of NIMH and AHRQ-funded research projects focused on improving access to and implementation of evidence-based mental health services in primary care and school settings. Dr. Wolk also regularly collaborates with other investigators who are interested in applying implementation science methods in their research, and works directly with systems of care to support their integration of mental health services and team processes.  

Clinically, Dr. Wolk’s expertise is in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders in youth and she is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She has experience training community and school-based therapists in CBT interventions for a variety of presenting problems and populations. 

Dr. Wolk received her BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She completed both her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Temple University where she focused on the development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) for child and adolescent anxiety. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.