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Carrie Cottone, PhD, MA

Headshot of PhD Research student Carrie Cottone in front of greeneryCarrie Cottone is a graduate of Drexel University's Creative Arts Therapies PhD program and a registered board-certified art therapist. Prior to working towards her doctorate, she worked as an art therapist with the pediatric hematology/oncology population for several years. At Drexel University, she has gained experience in qualitative and quantitative research techniques working as a research fellow for an NIH-funded study (R01) under the direct supervision of Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC. Carrie's current research focuses investigating the clinical practices of art therapists working with the pediatric sickle cell disease population.


Dissertation Title:
Investigating Clinical Practices of Medical Art Therapists Working With Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With Sickle Cell Disease

Education History:

  • MA in Art Therapy, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions - 2008
  • BA in Art and Art History, Studio Emphasis, Dickinson College - 2004

Research Interests:
Art therapy with the pediatric sickle cell disease population

Dean’s PhD Student Research Award (2021)

Faculty Mentor:
Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC