Karen Appleyard Carmody, PhD, serves as the Deputy Director of the Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). She is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. Her clinical and research expertise is in infant mental health, child-parent attachment, early childhood trauma and maltreatment, and evidence-based practices to address these issues. Prior to serving at the national level, she served the Durham and NC communities for 13+ years at the Center for Child & Family Health, where she served as the Director of Early Childhood Prevention Programs. In this role, she directed three evidence-based home visiting programs serving over 1,000 families per year supported by local, state, and federal funding, and managed two federal SAMHSA grants enhance Durham's early childhood system of care and support statewide early childhood mental health workforce development. She has significant experience providing trauma treatment to children and families. Additionally, Dr. Appleyard Carmody conducted program evaluation and dissemination projects for evidence-based practices for young children who have experienced trauma and early adversity, including Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Dr. Appleyard Carmody also is engaged at the state and national level, serving on the North Carolina Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association Board of Directors (Past President), the American Psychological Association's Division 37 Section on Child Maltreatment Board (Past President), and the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative research council.