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Suicide Risk during Employment and Housing Transitions in Mid- and Late-Life

2020 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $124,880
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Briana Mezuk, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Inside the Research

Major life transitions in employment and housing may be related to suicidal behavior among middle-aged and older adults. Applying machine learning/artificial intelligence statistical tools to data from the National Violent Death Reporting System and the Health and Retirement Study can lead to a better understanding of how the contexts and characteristics in which people live and work relate to suicide risk. The findings can be used to inform policy and practices for preventing suicide during life transitions.