Current Projects

Surviving Suicide: Convening Lived Experience and Research Communities to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes

Funded by a PCORI Convening Grant, this project brings together people with lived experience of suicide and researchers to create guidance for research that better includes the voice of lived experience of suicide

Personal and Professional Exposure to Suicide in Military Populations   

With funding from the DOD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, this project examines suicide exposure in the Kentucky Army National Guard as well as the experience of military helping professionals (like social workers, psychologists, & chaplains) in working with people who die by suicide.

Mental Health & Suicide Attempt Survivors in the time of COVID-19

Funded by a University of Kentucky COVID CURES CORE 3 grant, this project aims to examine if suicide attempt survivors experience more difficulty than those without a history of suicide as a result of social restrictions brought about by COVID-19

Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention- SAFLEO

Working with the American Association of Suicidology & Institute for Intergovernmental Research, this project helps provide training for law enforcement suicide prevention

Rural Suicide

Utilizing data from the National Violent Data Reporting System, this project examines variables relevant to suicide in specific rural populations such as farmers, veterans and youth. 

Working with collaborators in Australia, this project also aims to examine differences in US and Australia in terms of farmer suicide.