International Studies

Suicide is a world-wide problem and AFSP supports innovative studies around the globe. 

Teodor Postolache, M.D.

Inflammation and Suicidal Behavior: Neurotropic Pathogens, CSF Cytokines and the Kynurenine Pathway

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2013): $100,000

Julia Steinberg, Ph.D.

Understanding the Relationship Between Pregnancy Outcomes and Subsequent Suicide Risk

University of California San Francisco
Standard Research Grant (2013): $90,000

Liang Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Being Left Behind and Suicide among Rural Chinese Elderly: A Psychological Autopsy Case Control Study

School of Public Health, Central South University
Standard Research Grant (2013): $90,000

Maria Theresa Redaniel, Ph.D.

The Use of Capture-Recapture Methods and Verbal Autopsy in Identifying the True Incidence of Suicide

University of Bristol
Pilot Research Grant (2013): $30,000

Michael Bauer, M.D., Ph.D.

Placebo-Controlled Trial of Lithium + TAU for Acute Suicidal Ideation and/or Behavior in Patients with Major Depression

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden
Standard Research Grant (2012): $75,000

Christopher Buckingham, Ph.D.

Improving Clinical Evaluations of Suicide Risk and their Relationship to Care Planning

Aston University, UK
Standard Research Grant (2012): $72,818

Fabrice Jollant, M.D., Ph.D.

A Functional Magnetic Imaging Study in First-Degree Relatives of Suicide Completers

Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill University
Standard Research Grant (2011): $73,680

Gilles Maussion, Ph.D.

Functional Analyses of Differential DNA Methylation in Frontal Cortex of Suicide Completers

Douglas Mental Health Institute, McGill University
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2011): $88,000
Mentor: Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., Douglas Hospital, McGill University

Danuta Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigation of Inheritance Patterns of Polymorphisms in Genes Regulating the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA Axis), in Relation to Suicidal Behavior and its Endophenotypes

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2010): $100,000