Shirley Yen Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)

Shirley Yen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago (BA) and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University (PhD). Dr. Yen's research focuses on identifying risk factors and developing interventions for suicidal behaviors in adolescents and adults. While most of her prior research has been with adults with borderline personality disorder, Dr. Yen has recently expanded her interests to work with adolescents. Currently she is a principal investigator of two adjunctive transdiagnostic interventions for suicidal adolescents who have been admitted to the inpatient psychiatric unit due to suicide risk. Dr. Yen is also an investigator in the multi-site Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth study. Past NIMH-funded studies in which Dr. Yen has been an investigator include the Collaborative Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders, a landmark study of adult PD, and a naturalistic follow-up study of suicidal adolescents.

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