Harvard Bell Fellow Leslie Adams awarded two grants related to suicide prevention among Black men

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Our Bell Fellow Leslie Adams, PhD, has been awarded two grants that will help to fuel her research aimed at reducing inequalities in the use of mental health care services in marginalized populations. Congratulations to Dr. Adams on being selected as the recipient of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigators Award. This grant will allow her to pursue a two-year study (“Real-time assessments of suicidality among Black men: A mixed methods approach”)  in which she will incorporate digital health and smartphone technology to better identify suicide risk in real-time among Black men. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Washington University in St. Louis have invited Leslie to be a fellow in the Researcher Resilience Training (RRT) program, which aims to provide advanced doctoral students and early career investigators of African descent interested in child and adolescent behavioral health with the necessary research skills to address the significant challenges that exist within resource-poor settings. Congratulations, Leslie, on both of these distinguished accomplishments and opportunities!