NIMH Suicide Risk Algorithm Applications in Healthcare Settings, June 5-6, 2019

Dr. Walsh participated in this workshop at the National Institutes of Mental Health with thought leaders and researchers in suicide prevention from around the country. The topics covered ranged from:   Biostatistical challenges Provider and patient understanding of risk algorithms Ethical considerations Needs for clinical decision tools to guide risk algorithm application Policy-relevant research It…

New paper: Predicting Imminent Suicidal Thoughts and Nonfatal Attempts – The Role of Complexity

New paper on predicting imminent risk of suicidal behaviors led by Jessica Ribeiro in Clinical Psychological Science. Here's the abstract:   Abstract For decades, our ability to predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) has been at near-chance levels. The objective of this study was to advance prediction by addressing two major methodological constraints pervasive in…

New paper: DNA methylation profiles are associated with complex regional pain syndrome following traumatic injury.

Our new study in Pain led by Steve Bruehl and Eric Gamazon at Vanderbilt on the epigenetic mechanisms of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome following trauma. Here's the abstract from PubMed: Abstract Factors contributing to development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) are not fully understood. This study examined possible epigenetic mechanisms that may contribute to…