Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the area of intimate partner violence and other forms of interpersonal violence over the past 23 years. Dr. Dutton is active as a researcher, consultant, educator, and forensic expert. She is professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University where she is currently involved in research focusing on interpersonal trauma and low-income and minority women's health and mental health issues. She is Principal Investigator on several federally-funded studies focusing on longitudinal patterns of coping, health outcomes, revictimization, and coercive control among women who have been in recent violent and abusive relationships. She is also involved in several other grants focused on the traumatic experiences of violence and abuse. Dr. Dutton is working to develop community-based, low-cost, accessible and culturally competent interventions for such traumatic experiences. Dr. Dutton has trained audiences of lawyers, judges, advocates, and health professionals concerning physical violence and sexual assault, both nationally and internationally. Her workshops and lectures have focused on understanding the dynamics, traumatic impact, and interventions. Dr. Dutton has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books.