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B. Christopher Frueh, PhD

B. Christopher Frueh, PhD
Director of Clinical Research
Dr. Frueh is a nationally recognized expert on posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Director of Clinical Research, The Menninger Clinic
  • Adjunct professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychology and chair of the Social Sciences Division at the University of Hawaii, Hilo
  • Adjunct professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Frueh is a nationally recognized expert on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and directs Menninger’s clinical research activities.
His research focuses on clinical trials, epidemiology and services relevant to the design and implementation of innovative treatments and mental health service improvements for adults with PTSD or major depression. He has authored more than 200 original peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has also co-edited Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, seventh edition, and Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD.
Dr. Frueh has been principal investigator on 14 federally-funded research grants, and co-investigator or mentor on 25 others, receiving funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
He is the editor of the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic and associate editor of the Journal of Anxiety Disorders and Psychological Injury and Law
Dr. Frueh received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and completed his master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida.