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A Multi-modal Integration of Neurobiological and Ecological Measures of Emotion Regulation in Suicidal Individuals

2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $132,900
Focus Areas: Neurobiological Studies, Psychosocial Studies

Sarah Herzog, Ph.D.

Sarah Herzog, Ph.D.
Columbia University

Mentor: Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., Columbia University

Inside the Research

Difficulty regulating negative emotions can cause vulnerability that contributes to suicidal behavior. This multi-method study combines neural, physiological, and real-time monitoring of emotion, stress, and coping to characterize impairments in emotion regulation (ER) associated with suicide risk. A machine-learning-based approach will be applied to derive a neural signature for ER-related brain activity and used to predict physiological reactivity to stress and spontaneous use of coping strategies in real-world settings. Findings may ultimately inform clinical interventions for suicide risk.