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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Evaluation Division and Staff

Evaluation Division and Staff

The National Center's Evaluation Division located in West Haven, CT conducts evaluation on VA's PTSD clinical programs. This work is done through a programmatic link with the VA's Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC). The Division also plays a key role in the PTSD Mentoring Program.

NEPEC has broad responsibilities within VA mental health to evaluate their programs, including those for specialized treatment of PTSD. (VA personnel can access more information on NEPEC on the VA intranet, by conducting an internal search for "NEPEC PTSD.")

Read about the Center's education initiatives and research programs taking place across all Divisions.

Contact Information for Evaluation Division
National Center for PTSD Evaluation Division
VA Connecticut Healthcare System (182)
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven CT 06516
Phone: (203) 937-3851
Fax: (203) 937-3433
Contact Person: Linda Scelfo-Appio at ext 4311


Rani Hoff, PhD, MPH

Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD
Deputy Director
(203) 937-4760

Operations Staff


Research and Education Staff

Joan Cook, PhD
(203) 937-3850

Alan Fontana, PhD
Research Associate
(203) 937-3851

Members of the press interested in scheduling an interview please see the contact for the media page.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health