Angela M. Tunno, PhD, is a medical instructor and a licensed clinical psychologist at Duke University Medical Center, the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, and the Center for Child & Family Health. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas and completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tunno received her master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Prior to attending KU, she completed a one-year fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), Prevention Development and Evaluation Branch (PDEB) where she helped develop and disseminate prevention efforts for child maltreatment and community violence.
Dr. Tunno specializes in clinical interventions for adolescents, children, and families presenting with an array of behavioral and emotional difficulties, including traumatic exposure and chronic emotion dysregulation. Her research interests include public policy and advocacy for children, youth, and families; prevention of child maltreatment; resiliency factors post-traumatic experiences; the intersection between trauma exposure and high-risk behavior (e.g., suicidality); and the dissemination/implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
Areas of Focus: Trauma-Informed Evidence-Based Treatment, Trauma-Informed Organization/Practice, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Resource Parent Curriculum (RPC)