The overarching aim of my research is to examine the processes underlying the etiology and chronicity of depression and self-injurious behaviour. My primary focus in this regard is the reciprocal relation between life stress and these negative mental health outcomes, particularly in adolescence and early adulthood.
1. Principal Investigator, "Life Stress and Affect Regulation in Multiple and First Time Adolescent Suicide Attempters". American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (PDF-0-10-252). 2012-2014.
2. Principal Investigator, "Life Stress, Impulsivity, and Adolescent Suicidal Behavior". NIMH (R01 MH101138) 2014-2019.
3. Principal Investigator, "Modulating impulsivity in suicidal adolescents with tDCS: A proof-of-concept study" NIMH (R21 MH112055) 2017-2018.
4. Principal Investigator, "A population-based analysis of the enteric microbiome, depression, and suicide" BIBS/NPNI 2017-2018.