Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The Center for Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (CTDTD) is housed at the UConn Health Department of Psychiatry and is made up of a diverse team of passionate clinicians, researchers, and administrative staff with experience and expertise in a variety of areas including child trauma, mental health, and juvenile justice.

Core Team

  • Julian Ford, Ph.D.
    Director and Principal Investigator
  • Rocio Chang, Psy.D.
    Co-Director and Former Network Steering Committee Member
  • Meadow Pallein, B.A.
    Data Analyst & Media Specialist
  • Caitlin Sullivan, M.S.
    Data Analyst & Research Specialist


  • Carolyn Greene, Ph.D.
  • Damion Grasso, Ph.D.
  • Maureen Allwood, Ph.D.
  • Zina Fernandez, B.A.
  • Teresa Goode, M.A.
  • Michael Gomez, Ph.D.
  • Steve Hydon, Ed.D.
  • Monique Khumalo, Ph.D.
  • Gilda Rodriguez-Diaz, Psy.D.
  • Amanda Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D.
  • Ed Wierzbicki, Artistic Director at New Zenith Theatre and Films