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Evaluation Division and Staff


Evaluation Division and Staff

The National Center's Evaluation Division located in West Haven, CT conducts evaluation on VA's PTSD clinical programs. This work is done through a programmatic link with the VA's Northeast Program Evaluation Center (NEPEC). The Division also plays a key role in the PTSD Mentoring Program.

NEPEC has broad responsibilities within VA mental health to evaluate their programs, including those for specialized treatment of PTSD. (VA personnel can access more information on NEPEC on the VA intranet, by conducting an internal search for "NEPEC PTSD.")

Read about research taking place at this Division or about the Center's education initiatives.

Contact Information for Evaluation Division
National Center for PTSD Evaluation Division
VA Connecticut Healthcare System (182)
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven CT 06516
Phone: (203) 937-3851
Fax: (203) 937-3433
Contact Person: Linda Scelfo-Appio at ext 4311


Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Rani Hoff, PhD, MPH Director (203) 937-3851 email
Ilan Harpaz-Rotem Deputy Director (203) 937-4760 email

Operations Staff

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Virginia Aleksunes Administrative Officer, NEPEC (203) 937-3851 3719 email

Research and Education Staff

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Joan Cook, PhD Researcher (203) 937-3850 email
Alan Fontana, PhD Research Associate (203) 937-3851 email

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