Kate Comtois, Ph.D.
Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH has been working in the area of health services, treatment development, and clinical trials research to prevent suicide for over 25 years. Her graduate training in community/clinical psychology focused on achieving clinical ends through systemic interventions with socio-culturally diverse populations. Dr. Comtois has strived for ecologically valid clinical trials of suicide interventions including Caring Contacts, CAMS, and DBT; funded by NIMH, NIDA, Department of Defense, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Comtois’ work is also focused on bringing suicide prevention science into clinical practice as the Director of Dissemination and Implementation for the Military Suicide Research Consortium, founder and past president of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), and co-investigator on the ongoing “Targeted Assessment and Context-Tailored Implementation of Change Strategies” (TACTICS) study with 8 military treatment facilities.