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 Craig J Bryan, PsyD, ABPP

VA Appointment: Investigator
Academic Affiliation: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the development and testing of brief interventions to prevent suicidal behavior and their sequelae, with a particular focus on the mechanisms that underlie the emergence of an recovery from high risk states. The suicide-focused interventions I have primarily focused on in my work are brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (BCBT) and crisis response planning (CRP), each of which is associated with a 60% or larger reduction in suicide attempts.

Recently my research has increasingly focused on firearm suicide, to include clinical trial testing lethal means counseling among firearm owners. I am also interested in understanding why, how and for whom different suicide prevention interventions reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and seek to collaborate with researchers possessing expertise in physiological assessment (e.g., EEG, heart rate variability) and imaging (e.g., MRI) methods. Through these collaborations, I hope to better understand the processes that underlie recovery and resilience.

Current Funding

01/17-12/21 Department of Defense Project Safe Guard Co-I
07/18-06/23 Department of Defense Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT) Replication Trial PI
07/20-09/21 Department of Defense Peer to Peer Programs for Military Suicide Prevention PI
07/20-03/22 Department of Defense Suicide Risk and Sleep in Treatment: An Intensive Daily Sampling Study Co-I
09/20-06/21 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Identifying suicidal subtypes and dynamic indicators of increasing and decreasing suicide risk  PI
09/20-08/22 The Boeing Company Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) PI
09/20-08/22 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Mechanisms underlying the association of firearm availability and vulnerability to suicide PI