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Karestan Koenen, PhD

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Karestan C. Koenen, a clinical psychologist, epidemiologist and author is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she aims to reduce the population burden of mental disorders through research, training, and advocacy. Her latest book is Treating Survivor of Childhood Abuse and Interpersonal Trauma with Marlene Cloitre, Lisa R Cohen, Kile M Ortigo and Christie Jackson. She is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today through her blog, Mental Health Around the World: Insights from Psychiatric Epidemiology. She is passionate about using science to overcome violence and trauma, which are major preventable causes of health problems globally.