My program of research is broadly aimed at understanding processes involved in the etiology and treatment of self-injury, including nonsuicidal self-injury and suicide attempts, in adolescents. I utilize longitudinal cohort based datasets (Developmental Pathways Research Program; VanderStoep & McCauley), cross-sectional epidemiological data (Washington State Healthy Youth Survey), and adolescents recruited from inpatient psychiatry unit (PIs: Adrian & Sim) to examine genetic, environmental, and individual contributions to prediction of the spectrum of self-injurious behavior during adolescence.
In addition to employing a developmental psychopathology approach to the study of self-injury, I also work towards identifying core components of effective treatments for youth at risk for self-injury. In the context of NIMH-funded clinical trial to understand efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), I have provided leadership for the recruitment and assessment arms of a clinical trial for youth who repetitively self-injure and involved in the treatment team for DBT arm of intervention (Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotions and Suicide; PIs Linehan, McCauley, Berk, Asarnow). I am also interested in improving suicide assessment by incorporating adolescents social media information in predictive machine learning algorithms and applying these methods in clinic and school settings.
(2020 May 1)
Psychiatr Serv 71(5): 447-455
Adrian M, DeCou C, Gold LS
J Child Psychol Psychiatry 60(10): 1123-1132
Adrian M, McCauley E, Berk MS, Asarnow JR, Korslund K, Avina C, Gallop R, Linehan MM
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 59(4): 541-551
Blossom JB, Adrian MC, Stoep AV, McCauley E
Dev Psychopathol 31(3): 999-1009
Adrian M, Jenness JL, Kuehn KS, Smith MR, McLaughlin KA
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 24(4): 831-846
Adrian M, Zeman J, Erdley C, Whitlock K, Sim L
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