Carole Warshaw, M.D.

Dr. Warshaw is the Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (the Center), a project of the Chicago-based Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative, of which Dr. Warshaw is Executive Director. The Center develops comprehensive, accessible, and culturally relevant responses to trauma- and mental health-related issues to enhance the capacity of local, state, and national service providers to deliver mental health services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.


Dr. Warshaw is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Services. Dr. Warshaw speaks about domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and psychiatric disabilities nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles and chapters on these issues. She has served on the National Research Council Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions, the American Medical Association’s National Advisory Council on Family Violence, and the Family Violence and Abuse and Childhood Trauma committees of the American Psychiatric Association.