Ann Chu, PhD, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Associate Director of Dissemination for Child–Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) at the UCSF Child Trauma Research Program.
As Associate Director of Dissemination, Dr. Chu works with the CPP Dissemination and Implementation Team to train community providers in CPP, standardize CPP training model components, and develop dissemination tools that can further the implementation of CPP. She is interested in bringing trauma-informed principles and CPP-based interventions (e.g., Attachment Vitamins) to child-serving systems such as primary care, childcare/early childhood education, and child welfare. She is currently working with research partners to evaluate the effectiveness of Attachment Vitamins and whether CPP works for children with exposure to specific types of trauma such as sexual abuse and traumatic bereavement.
Dr. Chu’s research to date has examined how trauma impacts vulnerable populations such as young children, youth in foster care, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Throughout these activities, she maintains a commitment to improving the quality of care for young children and their families. Dr. Chu received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. She has previously held a faculty position at the University of Denver and served as Program Director at A Better Way, a nonprofit agency providing services to children and families involved in the child welfare system in the San Francisco Bay Area.