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The TOP DD Network Study Research Team

Network Study Principal Investigator: Bethany Brand, Ph.D., from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.  Co-Investigator: Hugo Schielke, Ph.D. (California Department of State Hospitals and Towson University).  Senior Research Consultants: Frank Putnam, M.D. (University of North Carolina and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center); Richard Loewenstein, M.D. (Sheppard Pratt Health System and University of Maryland Medical School).  North American Research Consultants: Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D. and Paul Frewen, Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario); Amie Myrick, L.C.P.C. (Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland); Clare Pain MD, MSc., FRCPC and Catherine Classen, Ph.D. (University of Toronto); Kathy Steele, M.N., C.S., Metropolitan Counseling Services.  European Research Consultants: Suzette Boon, Ph.D., private practice, the Netherlands; Ellen Jepsen, M.D., Ph.D., Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Norway.


Catherine Classen, Ph.D.

Catherine Classen

Dr. Classen is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Academic Leader of the Trauma Therapy Program at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and Director of the Women's Mental Health Research Program at the Women's College Research Institute in Toronto. She is also a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and past Chair of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Dr. Classen is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Academic Leader of the Trauma Therapy Program at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and Director of the Women's Mental Health Research Program at the Women's College Research Institute in Toronto. She is also a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and past Chair of the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.