Jeff Bridge, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Biography

Jeff Bridge, PhD, is an epidemiologist and director of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bridge is also the Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair of Innovation in Behavioral Health Research and professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research focuses on the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behavior in young people, neurocognitive vulnerability to suicidal behavior, screening for suicide risk in medical and school settings and improving the quality of care for suicidal youth.

Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Chair of Innovation in Behavioral Health Research, Nationwide Foundation, 2020
  • Pfizer Award Lecture, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), 2011
  • Research Award, Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, 2007
Professional Experience

2015 - Present The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

2015 - Present Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director

2009 - 2015 Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

2006 - 2015 Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Director

2004 - 2006 Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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