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Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention - Nazanin Bahraini PhD

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

Updated: 4 April 2019


Matthew PodlogarDr. Matthew Podlogar
Title: Rocky Mountain MIRECC Psychology Fellow - Denver
Biography: Dr. Matthew Podlogar completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University in 2018, under the advisement of Dr. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., and completed his predoctoral internship in general adult practice at Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, CO. During his tenure at FSU, Dr. Podlogar contributed to research publications concerning the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide as well as developed theories of murder-suicide and investigated technical and ethical considerations of suicide risk screening. He also served as a Medical Platoon Leader in the Army National Guard Medical Service Corps from 2009-2015. He joined the Rocky Mountain MIRECC as a Postdoctoral Fellow in September 2018.
Dr. Podlogar’s primary research interests include developing ways to improve screening and outreach of suicide prevention services to populations who are unable, or who do not wish to access mental health services. In particular, he is interested in destigmatizing suicide risk screening and intervention and identifying effective alternatives to hospitalization for managing suicide risk. In his career, he aspires to strengthen working partnerships between efforts in empirical research, clinical practice, and public health to provide humanistic and culturally competent care to all people in suicidal distress.

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Recent Publications

Podlogar, M.C., Joiner, T.E. (In Press). Allowing for nondisclosure in high suicide risk groups. Assessment.

Podlogar, M.C., Hagan, C.R., Gai, A., Schneider, M., & Joiner, T. (2018). Advancing the prediction and prevention of homicide-suicide. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research.

Podlogar, M.C., Rogers, M.L., Stanley, I.H., Hom, M.A., Chiurliza, B., & Joiner, T.E. (2017). Anxiety, depression, and the suicidal spectrum: A latent class analysis of overlapping and distinctive features. Cognition and Emotion.

Podlogar, M.C., Houtsma, C., Khazem, L.R., Mohberg, F., Mofield, T., Green, B.A., Anestis, M.D., Lim, I.C., & Joiner, T.E. (2017). The associations between Army National Guard vs. active duty soldier status and perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

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