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Courtney Bagge, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School

Research Investigator, Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI




Dr. Courtney Bagge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, and also a Research Investigator with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR), an HSR&D Center of Innovation. She frequently serves as an expert on international (the World Health Organization) and national (e.g., the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; NIAAA; NIMH) work groups to further understanding of imminent risk for suicidal behaviors. Dr. Bagge was the 2017 recipient of the American Association for Suicidology Edwin S. Shneidman Award for outstanding contributions to research in the field of suicidology.

Research Interests

Dr. Bagge’s program of research aims to increase understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of suicidal behaviors across the lifespan. Much of her current work focuses on identifying near-term risk factors (warning signs) for both suicidal behavior and opioid overdose, which indicate when an individual is at heightened risk in the near term (i.e., within minutes, hours, or days).