Madelyn Gould

Madelyn Gould

Madelyn Gould

Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Office/Address:

1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 72
New York NY US 10032
Phone:
646-774-5763
Email:

Biography

Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH, has received numerous federally funded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Her current projects focus on the evaluation of suicide prevention strategies, including telephone crisis services, chat crisis services, continuity of care enhancements in EDs, and youth suicide screening programs. She is also studying suicide risks related to bullying, contagion and modeling, and the effect of a peer’s suicide on fellow students. Dr. Gould has a strong commitment to applying her research to program and policy development. She has participated in a number of U.S. government commissions on suicide prevention, including the 1978 President's Commission on Mental Health, the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Youth Suicide (1989), and she authored the chapter on youth suicide prevention, as part of the Surgeon General's 1999 national Suicide Prevention Strategy. Dr. Gould has been the recipient of the Shneidman Award for Research from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) in 1991, the New York State Office of Mental Health Research (NYSOMH) Award in 2002, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Research Award in 2006, the New York State Suicide Prevention Center’s Excellence in Suicide Prevention Award in 2011, and the 2013 Dublin Award from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), which is a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to the field of suicide prevention.

Topics

Education

PhD, 1980, Columbia University
MPH, 1976, Columbia University
MA, 1974, Princeton University
BS, 1972, Brooklyn College

Affiliations

FacultyDepartment of Epidemiology

Editorial Boards

Columbia Affiliations

Academic Appointments

Additional Affiliations

Steering Committee Member, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Steering Committee Member, National Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Scientific Advisory Committee and Media Consultant, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Leadership consultant, Surgeon General's Leadership Working Group for a National Suicide Prevention Strategy
Speaker, NYS Office of Mental Health Speakers List

Honors & Awards

New York State Office of Mental Health Research Award, 2002
Established Researcher Award, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2001
Edwin A. Schneidman Award, American Association of Suicidology (or outstanding research contributions in the field of suicidology), 1991
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2006 Research Award
American Association of Suicidology 2013 Dublin Award, Lifetime Achievement Award lifetime for outstanding contributions to the field of suicide prevention.

Areas of Expertise

Adolescent Health, Mental Health

Select Urban Health Activities

Effectiveness of Suicide Hotline Training: The project is evaluating the effectiveness of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the network of crisis centers in the U.S. Two members of the network are in NYC.

Select Global Activities

International Association of Suicide Prevention Media & Suicide Task Force: The Task Force has a number of initiatives, including the development of online best practices for suicide prevention, recommendations for parents on how to respond to concerns regarding offspring online behaviours, and a continued focus on traditional media recommendations. Developing a comprehensive summary of international experiences with media recommendations is a future goal.

Select Publications

Gould, M.S., marrocco, F.A., Kleinman, M. Thomas, J.G., Mostkoff, K., Cote, J., & Davies, M. Evaluating iatrogenic risk of youth suicide screening programs: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association 293 (13) 1635-1643 2005
Gould, M.S., MacIntyre, J.C., Fazio, M. Adolescents: Approaches and Special Populations. New York State Office of Mental Health www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/savinglives/Voume2/index.html New York State Suicide Prevention Plan 2005
Gould, M.S., Greenberg, T., Munfakh, J.L.H., Kleinman, M. & Lubell, K. Teenagers’ attitudes about seeking help from telephone crisis services (hotlines.) Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 36(6) 601-613 2006
Gould, M.S., Kalafat, J., Munfakh, J.L.H. & Kleinman, M. An evaluation of crisis hotline outcomes, Part II: Suicidal Callers. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 37(3) 338-352 2007
King RA, Apter A (Eds.) Suicide in Children and Adolescents Cambridge University Press Cambridge, The United Kingdom 2003
Gould, M.S., Marrocco, F.A., Hoagwood, K., Kleinman, M., Amakawa, L., Altschuler, E. Service use by at-risk youth after school-based suicide screening Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 48 1193-1201 2009
Romer D (Ed.) Reducing Adolescent Risk: Toward and Integrated Approach Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, CA, USA 2003
Gould MS, Kramer R Youth suicide prevention Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 37 6-31 2001
Gould MS, Munfakh JLH, Lubell K, Kleinman M, Parker S Seeking help from the internet during adolescence Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 41(10) 1182-1189 2002
Gould MS, Jamieson P, Romer D Media contagion and suicide among the young American Behavioral Scientist 46(9) 1269-1284 2003
Gould MS, Munfakh JLH, Kleinman M, Lubell K, Provenzano D Impact of September 11th terror attacks on teenager's mental health Applied Developmental Science 8(3) 158-169 2004
Hendin H, Mann JJ (Eds.) Suicide Prevention: The Clinical Science of Suicide Prevention Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences New York, NY, USA 2001
Gould MS, Greenberg T, Velting D, Shaffer D Youth suicide risk and preventive interventions: a review of the past 10 years Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 42(4) 386-405 2003
Gould MS, Velting D, Kleinman M, Lucas C, Thomas JG, Chung M Teenagers' attitudes about coping strategies and help seeking behavior for suicidality Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 43(9) 1124-1133 2004
Gould, M.S., Walsh, B.T., Munfakh, J.L., Kleinman, M., Duan, N., Olfson, M., Greenhill, L & Cooper, T. Sudden death and use of stimulant medication youths American Journal of Psychiatry 166 992-1001 2009

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