Wilcox Honored for Suicide Prevention Strides

September 10, 2010 - Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Baltimore

For her research on the development and early identification of psychiatric disorders among children and adolescents, among other studies, Johns Hopkins psychiatric epidemiologist Holly Wilcox received the Andrej Marusic Award at the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, Sept. 2 in Rome.

Among her most recently published research are the findings that depression and lack of social support trigger suicidal thoughts in college students (Journal of Affective Disorders, May 2010) and that children who lose a parent to suicide during childhood or adolescence are at high risk for suicidal behaviors (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, May 2010).

In addition to her work as a researcher at Hopkins Children’s, Wilcox directs the Master of Health Science degree program, Department of Mental Health, at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry