RRT Fellows

Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH, receives grant to study suicidality among Black men

RRT fellow Leslie Adams, PhD, MPH has been awarded a two-year grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to support her research, titled “Real-time assessments of suicidality among Black men: A mixed methods approach.” This grant will allow her to pursue a mixed methods study in which she will incorporate digital health and smartphone technology to better identify suicide risk in real-time among Black men. Dr. Adams will collaborate on the award with her RRT mentor Dr. Sean Joe the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development in the Brown School at Washington University and a nationally recognized authority on suicidal behavior among African Americans. Dr. Adams’ research interests include relationships between discrimination, depressive symptoms, and health services utilization using a mixed methods and community-engaged approach. Particularly, she explores the intersections between masculinity, racial identity, and mental health service disparities among Black men. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Adams for both this award and her upcoming move where she will join the faculty in the Department of Mental Health at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as an assistant professor.

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