UROP Mentor

Dr. Lindsay Bornheimer

UROP Research Team

Hannah Sliwa (2020-2021)

What is your research project?

Schizophrenia and suicide


What are the goals of your research project?

This NIMH-funded project aims to modify and test a cognitive-behavioral suicide prevention treatment for adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in community mental health.

Why is this research important?

Suicide is a leading cause of death for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and there is a paucity of evidence-based prevention-focused treatments that are both effective and feasible in the mental health service system.

What drives you to conduct this research?

As a former clinician, I treated many clients with schizophrenia and was surprised by rates of suicide thoughts, behavior, and death. I have since been motivated to improve the effectiveness and implementation of suicide-risk assessment and suicide prevention treatment within this population.

What resources would you recommend to learn more about your research topic?

Learn more and view publications on Dr. Bornheimer's U-M faculty page: https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/bornheim