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Suicide Risk and Protective Factors Among Black Marylanders

2021 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $29,983
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Alison Athey, Ph.D.

Alison Athey, Ph.D.
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Inside the Research

Suicide is a leading cause of death among Black Americans. This study explores suicide risk and protective factors among Black Marylanders. We will explore individual, family, and community differences between Black suicide decedents and White suicide decedents and Black Marylanders who died by other manners. We will also explore the association between historical events (the killing of Freddie Gray, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 2020 racial injustice protests) and suicide rates among Black Marylanders.