NIH/NCATS Machine Intelligence Workshop, July 12, 2019

The National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences hosted a terrific Machine Intelligence Workshop on July 12, 2019. Dr. Walsh participated in the second panel on "Explainability" of Machine Intelligence. He presented "The Importance of Algorithmic Explainability in Behavioral Health". It's been a busy summer and wonderful to see the commitment from NIH…

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…