black and white headshot of clinical psychologist, researcher, and professor of psychology B. Christopher Frueh, PhD

B. Christopher Frueh, PhD is a clinical psychologist by training and Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. He has over thirty years of professional experience working with military veterans and active-duty personnel, and has conducted clinical trials, epidemiology, historical, and neuroscience research. He has co-authored over 300 scientific publications, including a graduate textbook on adult psychopathology.

His work on “Operator Syndrome” is helping change the way we understand and treat the complex set of interrelated health, psychological, and interpersonal difficulties that are common downstream outcomes of a career in military special operations. He devotes effort to the SEAL Future Foundation (chair, medical advisory board), Boulder Crest Foundation (scientific advisory panel), Military Special Operations Family Collaborative, The Mission Within, VETS, Inc., Quick Reaction Foundation (Houston) and to the military special operations community in general.

He has testified before US Congress, and served as a paid contractor for Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, US State Department, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has also published commentaries in the National Review, Huffington Post, New York Times, Time, Men’s Journal, and Special Operation Association of America; and has been quoted or cited in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Washington Post, Scientific American, Stars and Stripes, USA Today, Men’s Health, Los Angeles Times, Reuter, Associated Press, and NBC News, among others.

Under the pen name Christopher Bartley, he has also published nine historical crime novels, including “THEY DIE ALONE” (2013) and most recently “A SEASON PAST” (2019), a collection of novellas about men with guns and their search for meaning and intimacy. Eight of these novels form a series, set in 1934 America, at the end of Prohibition as the country was still in the grip of the Great Depression. These are stories about America and its people. The protagonist is a fictional bank robber and roving conscience in the era of Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, and Al Capone