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Katherine Anne Comtois, PhD, MPH

Kate Comtois, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of Maryland in 1992. She conducts research evaluating mental health and substance abuse treatment services provided prior or following suicidal behavior and dissemination of evidence based practices in large health systems. Her current grants focus on usual care services provided for suicidal behavior and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Comtois is clinical director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy clinic at Harborview Mental Health Services and the UW DBT Residency Training program. In addition, Dr. Comtois is co-investigator with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. on her research trials of borderline personality disorder and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has been both an individual and group DBT research therapist.