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The Interplay Between Risk and Protective Factors and Suicidal Thoughts: Examining Momentary Fluctuations to Improve Suicide Risk Detection

2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $132,889
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Nadia Al-Dajani, Ph.D.

Nadia Al-Dajani, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

Mentor: Cheryl King, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Inside the Research

This project seeks to improve prediction of momentary suicidal ideation by using multiple daily surveys to capture risk and protective factors that precede suicidal thoughts. Young adults ages 18–25 years old who recently visited the emergency department due to suicide risk will be recruited for this study. Nonlinear dynamic statistical modeling using the cusp catastrophe model will be used to identify the compounding effect of multiple factors measured over time to improve suicide risk prediction.