2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Psychology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Ian Gotlib, Psychology

Eileen’s research project is designed to investigate neurological correlates and potential predictors of suicidal ideation and attempts in depressed youth. Using FSL, a comprehensive library of analysis tools for brain imaging data, Eileen will contrast differences in structural and functional connectivity in depressed adolescents with a history of suicidal ideation compared to those with no such history. Ultimately, such knowledge could contribute to early identification of at-risk individuals and possible avenues of treatment.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Neural Correlates of Suicidality in Depressed Adolescents

Eileen Williams1, Natalie Colich1, Ian Gotlib1
[Department of Psychology1, Stanford University]