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Jeremy Grove, PhD; McLean Pollock, PhD; and Katherine Ramos, PhD

Dr. Jeremy Grove's overarching research interests involve using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods to understand near-term predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. He is particularly interested in alcohol misuse as a contributing factor to the emergence and maintenance of suicidal behavior. A clinical psychologist by trade, Dr. Grove completed his predoctoral internship at DUMC, and earned his PhD from the Univ. of Utah. Dr. Grove completed a year of postdoc at Rutgers Univ. before returning to Duke, where he is now an assistant professor within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. McLean Pollock is a public health researcher and clinical social worker who designs and evaluates peer-based social support interventions to promote self-management, emotional health and well-being, and quality of life for adolescents, young adults and parents of youth with special health care needs. Her work includes evaluation projects to help local collaborations assess their work and evaluate the impact of their interventions on child and family well-being and studies investigating the role of chronic conditions and special health care needs on youths' development and transition into adulthood. Dr. Pollock is also the Program Director of the Bobby's Coaches program, a peer support program for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and their families. Finally, Dr. Pollock oversees a team of advanced psychology interns and psychiatry residents to develop and provide social support interventions to GME trainees across the Duke Health system. Katherine Ramos PhD is a geropsychologist and a behavioral medicine investigator. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Depart. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences with joint appointments in the Depart. of Medicine, Geriatrics Division, & the Depart. of Population Health Sciences at Duke University. She is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute and a senior fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Her research centers on developing as well as implementing psychosocial/behavioral interventions for medically complex older adults and their caregivers in the context of oncology or palliative care. Her work has been funded by the NCI, NIA, and the Duke Roybal Center. Link to join:


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