Related Research

Research Efforts

STAR-Center faculty lead research projects focused on improving understanding of youth depression and suicide and identifying novel prevention and intervention approaches.

Some examples of recent STAR-Center research studies include:

  • Development and testing of a brief app-based safety planning intervention for teens

  • Examination of the role of sleep disturbance in risk for youth suicide

  • Identification of brain-based neural patterns that identify suicidal individuals


Published Papers

Salk RH, Moses-Kolko EL, Chugani CD, Mastruserio S, Wentroble E, Blackburn V, Poling K, Sakolsky D, Brent D, Goldstein TR. An intensive outpatient program for suicidal college students. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Mar 24;1-6. PMID: 33759707

Chugani C, Goldstein TR, Salk R, Poling KD, Brent DA. Group intervention for young adults with mood and anxiety disorders transitioning to college. J Psychiatr Pract. 2020 Mar;26(2):120-125. PMCID: PMC7101057

Hamilton JL, Tsypes A, Zelazny J, Sewall CJR, Rode N, Merranko J, Brent DA, Goldstein TR, Franzen PL. Sleep influences daily suicidal ideation through affective reactivity to interpersonal events among high-risk adolescents and young adults. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2023 Jan;64(1):27-38. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.13651.