BiographyKate Comtois, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a psychiatrist and director of the dialectical behavior therapy program at Harborview and a UW professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an adjunct professor of Psychology.
Dr. Comtois serves patients who have a pattern of self-harming or suicidal behavior, borderline personality disorder and other complex and extreme problems of emotion regulation. She also conducts research evaluating mental health services and the implementation of evidence-based practices in large health systems, and clinical trials to improve services to suicidal individuals and individuals with borderline personality disorder.
Dr. Comtois earned her M.D. at the University of Maryland and her M.P.H. at the UW. Her clinical and interests include depressive disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disasters, evidence-based medicine, health services research, social and community psychiatry, and technology and mental health.
Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health & Community Medicine
Master Public Health, 2009
Univ. of Maryland at College Park ATTN: Registrar Office
Medical education, 1992
Univ. of Washington, Psychology Internship
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences