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Real-time assessments of suicidality among Black men: a mixed methods approach

2020 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Leslie Adams, Ph.D., MPH

Leslie Adams, Ph.D., MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mentor: Sean Joe, Ph.D., Washington University at St. Louis

Inside the Research

Black men are experiencing increasing rates of suicide in recent years, signaling an emerging public health crisis. Little is known about how racial discrimination functions as a potentially important risk factor for suicide in this population. By integrating digital health strategies, such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA) using smartphones, to assess individuals’ experiences in social environments, including instances of racial discrimination, the goal is greater understanding of experiences that increase Black men’s risk for suicide.