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Ellen-ge Denton | Youth Suicide Prevention | Best Faculty Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Ellen-ge Denton | Youth Suicide Prevention | Best Faculty Award

Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, United States

Dr. Ellen-ge Denton, PsyD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, specializing in clinical psychology and biostatistics. With extensive experience in hospital settings, she focuses on suicide prevention and mental health interventions. Dr. Denton is recognized for her leadership in youth suicide research and her contributions to global initiatives. She has received numerous honors, including the American Psychosomatic Society Minority Initiative Award. Committed to mentorship and community service, she actively engages in clinical supervision and serves on advisory boards for mental health programs.

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📚🎓Education

BA in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 05/2003 MS in School Psychology, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, 05/2006 Psychology Externship, Jamaica Hospital Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Jamaica, NY, 08/2006 APA Accredited Internship, Center for Psychological Services, St. John’s University, Jamaica NY, 05/2007 PsyD in School Psychology, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, 05/2008 MS in Biostatistics: Clinical Research Methods Track, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), 05/2013

 🔬👩‍🏫 Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY (02/2024-present) Inpatient Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY (10/2023-present)

Honors and Awards:

St. John’s University The Spirit of Service Award (2013) American Psychosomatic Society Minority Initiative Award (2014) City University of New York Provost Travel Research Award (2014, 2017, 2018) Fellow, American Psychosomatic Society Young Investigator Research Fellow (2018) The City of New York Certificate of Recognition (2020)

Research Focus

Dr. Ellen-ge Denton, PsyD, MS, focuses her research on suicide risk assessment and prevention in high-risk youth populations, particularly in resource-limited areas. Her work delves into the clinical utility of depression measures and symptoms, aiming to enhance suicide risk assessment tools. With a commitment to culturally responsive assessment, she addresses the unique needs of youth of color. Dr. Denton’s research spans longitudinal patterns of suicidality among vulnerable populations, including heroin users, and explores the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, especially among college students. Through community-based participatory research, she strives to build capacity for suicide prevention in low-resource settings.

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Ellen-ge Denton | Youth Suicide Prevention | Best Faculty Award
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