Steven Stack, PhD

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Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Wayne State University

Dr. Steven Stack is a professor with appointments in the departments of Criminology and Psychiatry at Wayne State University. He is the author of 294 articles & chapters, and two books. Most of his research concerns the social risk & protective factors for violence (including unemployment, divorce, migration, the media, & religiosity) with a focus on suicide & homicide. His research has been supported grants from the National Institute of Mental Health &, Guggenheim Foundation. He received the Louis Dublin Award for lifetime contributions to suicide research (2003) from the American Association of Suicidology & the MacNamara Award for the best journal article from the  Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2007).  As of March 2013, Dr. Stack's work had received 3,600 citations according to data in the Web of Science (online), He has been an invited plenary speaker in Vienna, China, & Glasgow & dissertation advisor in Austria, Australia, Denmark, & Sweden.   Over the last four years he has served on nine federal grant review panels, and reviewed over 200 manuscripts for professional journals. His research has been covered in such media outlets as AP,  BBC radio,  LATimes, Newsweek, Psychology Today, The Times (London), USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

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