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Karen Appleyard Carmody - Program Director

Karen Appleyard Carmody, PhD, serves as the Director of Early Childhood Prevention Programs at the Center for Child and Family Health (CCFH), which includes Durham Connects, Healthy Families Durham, and the Durham Early Head Start Home-Based Program. She is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor at CCFH in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. For more than 20 years, Dr. Carmody’s clinical and research expertise has focused on infant mental health, child-parent attachment, early childhood trauma and maltreatment, and evidence-based practices to address these issues.