Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Gould is a Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her longstanding research interests include the epidemiology of youth suicide as well as the evaluation of youth suicide prevention interventions. Dr. Gould has received numerous federally funded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for studies examining risk factors for teenage suicide, various aspects of cluster suicides, the impact of the media on suicide, the effect of a peer’s suicide on fellow students and suicide postvention programs in schools. She has participated in a number of national government commissions, including the President’s Commission on Mental Health, the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Task Force on Youth Suicide . She is recipient of the Shneidman Award for Research from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) , the New York State Office of Mental Health Research Award and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Research Award.