Assistant Medical Director, BH Division
HealthPartners Medical Group, Minneapolis, MN
Carol Novak, MD, is the Emeritus Outpatient Medical Director of HealthPartners/Regions Behavioral Health in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She treated several hundred patients with trichotillomania and skin picking since 1989 with both medication and behavioral therapy. She has been active with The TLC Foundation for BFRBs since its inception and was the founding director of the TLC Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Novak published a twin study showing that there is a strong genetic origin of trichotillomania (Novak C,E., Keuthen N.J., Stewart S.E., Pauls D.L. A twin concordance study of trichotillomania. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2009 Oct 5;150B(7):944–9).