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Sociodemographic Factors, Clinical Profiles and Social Determinants of Suicides Involving Opioids

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

Ryoko Susukida, Ph.D.

Ryoko Susukida, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Mentor: Holly Wilcox, Ph.D.

Inside the Research

A better understanding is needed of the social, demographic, and clinical factors which characterize people who died by suicide with opioids involved. This study will use statistical methods to identify characteristics specific to individuals and to neighborhoods. The contributions of age, sex, and race will be examined using mortality data and medical records from Maryland. Findings could help to inform our understanding of suicide deaths that involve opioids.