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Holly C. Wilcox, PhD

  • Visiting Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

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624 N. Broadway
Room 801
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2003
MA, New York University, 1998


For decades I have been actively engaged in suicide prevention research in schools, universities, emergency departments, and other settings. I recently completed a national project to summarize the state of the science and research needs for data linkage which served as the foundation for a NIH Pathway to Prevention workshop on suicide prevention. I am on the leadership team of Maryland’s Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Network (MD-SPIN), a SAMHSA-funded state of Maryland Garrett Lee Smith suicide prevention project. I co-chair the Suicide Prevention Task Group of the National Network of Depression Centers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) network of 25 leading academic medical centers. I teach a course in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health entitled “Suicide as a Public Health Problem” and lead a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental suicide prevention work group at Johns Hopkins.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter

Andrej Marušic Suicide Research Award, sponsor: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Award, 2009-2011

The Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA), 2007, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award, 2005-2007

The Harold and Sylvia Halpert Endowment Award, 2003, Johns Hopkins University

Individual National Research Service Award, 2001-2003

National Research Service Award, 1998-2001

  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Adolescence
  • Childhood
  • Etiology
  • Prevention
  • Psychopathology
  • Kuramoto, S.J., Stuart, E., Runeson, B., Lichtenstein, P., Langstrom, N. & Wilcox, H.C.,  Maternal versus Paternal Suicide and Offspring Risk of Hospitalization for Psychiatric Disorders and Suicide Attempt. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):e1026-32.

  • Horwitz, SM, Heinberg, LJ, Storfer-Isser, A, Barnes, DH, Smith, M., Kapur, R., Findling, R., Currier, G., Wilcox, HC, Wilkens, W.  Teaching physicians to assess suicidal youth presenting to the Emergency Department. In press,       

  • Roth, K B, Borges, G., Medina-Mora, M.E., Orozco, R.  Ouéda, C., Wilcox HC.   Depressed Mood and Antisocial Behavior Problems as Risk Factors for Suicide-Related Behaviors in Mexico. J Psychiatr Res. 2010 Nov 3.

  •  Wilcox, H.C., Caldeira, Vincent, O’Grady, Wish, Arria. Prevalence and Predictors of Persistent Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Plans, and Attempts during College. J Affect Disord. 2010 Dec;127(1-3):287-94.

  •  Wilcox, H.C., Kuramoto, S.J., Lichtenstein, P., Langstrom, N. Brent, D. & Runeson, B. Psychiatric Morbidity, Violent Crime and Suicide among Children Exposed to Early Parental Death: Long-term Longitudinal Total Population Study in Sweden. JAACAP, 2010;49(5):514-23.