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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.

Frank Putnam, M.D.

Frank Putnam

Dr. Putnam is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’'s Hospital National Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He was formerly Chief of Developmental Traumatology at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD.

The author of over 150 scientific papers and chapters and two books on dissociative disorders, Dr. Putnam’'s current research interests include: 1) strategies for going to scale with community programs to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect; 2) the long-term psychological, biological, social, and economic consequences of child maltreatment; and 3) use of new technologies to improve screening and services for child maltreatment and associated risk factors.