B. Christopher Frueh, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and currently a tenured Professor of Psychology and Director of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii. He is also the McNair Scholar and Director of Clinical Research at The Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas. He completed his predoctoral internship training at MUSC in 1992, and was a member of the MUSC Psychiatry Department faculty from 1992-2006.
His research focuses on clinical trials and mental health service delivery in a variety of clinical settings, including rural outreach via telemedicine approaches. He has over 170 professional publications, has been Principal Investigator on 13 federally-funded research grants and Co-Investigator or Mentor on about 15 others, from funding agencies that include the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), Veterans Affairs (VA), and Department of Defense (DOD). In 2006 he was awarded an NIMH Mid-Career Development to expand knowledge of community violence in rural areas, improve mental healthcare services, and examine the impact of traumatic exposure on a range of relevant mental health, health and economic variables.