Research Areas: Clinical Psychology
Advisor – James Overholser
Research Interests – I am interested in researching factors that increase risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adult populations, and how to provide treatment to those at increased risk of suicide. I am particularly interested in studying the differences between passive and active suicidal ideation, and how these thoughts transform into behaviors.
Recent Publications –
Brown, P.J., Brennan, N., Ciarleglio, A., Chen, C., Gomez, S.H., Montes Garcia, C., Roose, S.P., Rutherford, B.R., Simonsick, E.M, Spencer, R., Ferrucci, L. (2019) Declining Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function Associated with Increased Risk of Depression in Later Life. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Gomez, S.H., Tse, J., Wang, Y., Turner, B., Millner, A., Nock, M.K., Dunn, E.C. (2017). Are there sensitive periods when child maltreatment substantially elevates suicide risk? Results from a nationally representative sample of adolescents. Depression and Anxiety.