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Catherine Majestic, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
Office: 2200 W. Main Street, Suite 340, Durham, NC 27705
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 90399, Durham, NC 27710

Catherine Majestic, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.  She is a member of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program and also provides psychotherapy services through the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program at DCI.  Dr. Majestic completed her graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her clinical internship at the Durham VA Medical Center.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Greensboro, 2016


Fisher, Hannah M., Joseph G. Winger, Shannon N. Miller, Arianna N. Wright, Jennifer C. Plumb Vilardaga, Catherine Majestic, Sarah A. Kelleher, and Tamara J. Somers. “Relationship between social support, physical symptoms, and depression in women with breast cancer and pain.” Support Care Cancer 29, no. 9 (September 2021): 5513–21.

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Kelleher, Sarah A., Caroline S. Dorfman, Jen C. Plumb Vilardaga, Catherine Majestic, Joseph Winger, Vicky Gandhi, Christine Nunez, et al. “Optimizing delivery of a behavioral pain intervention in cancer patients using a sequential multiple assignment randomized trial SMART.” Contemp Clin Trials 57 (June 2017): 51–57.

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White, Stuart F., Katherine A. Fowler, Stephen Sinclair, Julia C. Schechter, Catherine M. Majestic, Daniel S. Pine, and R James Blair. “Disrupted expected value signaling in youth with disruptive behavior disorders to environmental reinforcers.” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 53, no. 5 (May 2014): 579-88.e9.

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