Mark Rutledge-Gorman

Senior Research Associate

Administrator, Portland Alcohol Research Center  

Education Component Director, Portland Alcohol Research Center  

Senior Research Associate, Dept. of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University 


Major Areas

Neuroscience Education and Outreach: interpreting research findings and engendering a passion for science in K-12 Genetic and environmental influences on behavior Post-traumatic stress; multi-disciplinary treatment for torture survivors Cross-cultural reconciliation

Previous Positions

Adult Outpatient Psychotherapist

Mental Health Services West, Portland, OR Psychological Services Center, Portland, OR (internship) Portland State University, Portland, OR (internship)

Program Manager, Crisis Services for the Elderly, Tri-County Office on Aging, Lansing, MI

Program Coordinator, Office of the President, United Church of Christ, New York, NY

Creator/Presenter, Reconciliation Workshop Curriculum, United Church of Christ, New York, NY


B.S. (1983) College of Wooster  

M.Div. (1989) Princeton Theological Seminary  

Psy.D. (1998) Pacific University

Selected Recent Publications

Rutledge-Gorman, M, Cynkar D (2004). Of brains and safety: neuroscience for five-year olds. Primary Science Review 84: 17-20.

Finn, DA, Rutledge-Gorman, M, Crabbe, JC (2003). Genetic animal models of anxiety. Neurogenetics 4: 109-135