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Hannah S. Szlyk

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; MSSW, Columbia University


Hannah is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Social Work. She completed a two-year NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship at The Brown School’s Center for Mental Health Services Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Hannah earned her doctoral degree in social work at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and her MSSW at Columbia University School of Social Work. Hannah studies suicidality among underserved youth populations, with a specific focus on psychosocial stressors and social determinants of suicidality. She is specifically interested in understanding how technology-enhanced interventions can be tailored, implemented, and tested via hotlines and social media platforms to address suicidality among highly vulnerable youth. Her emerging work is positioned at the intersections of suicidology, computational social science, and implementation science to address mental health and service disparities.

Selected Recent Publications: 

Szlyk, H.S. (2020). Resilience among students at risk of dropout: Expanding perspectives on youth suicidality in a non-clinical setting. School Mental Health. doi: 10.1007/s12310-020-09366.

Szlyk, H., Deng, J., Xu, C., Krauss, M. & Cavazos-Rehg, P. (2020).  Leveraging social media to explore the barriers to treatment among individuals with depressive symptoms. Depression & Anxiety. doi: 10.1002/da.22990 PMID: 31943530.

Szlyk, H.S., Roth, K. & Garcia-Perdomo, V. (2020). Subgroups of suicidal texters engaging Crisis Text Line. Psychiatric Services71(4), 319-327. doi:10.1176/; PMID: 31795857

Gulbas, L.G., Hausmann-Stabile, C., & Szlyk, H.S. & Zayas, L. (2019). Evaluating the interpersonal theory of suicide among Latina adolescents. Qualitative Psychology, 6(3), 297-311. doi: 10.1037/qup0000131 PMID: 32051834; PMCID: PMC7015267.                

Szlyk, H.S., Gulbas, L.G. & Zayas, L. (2018). “I just kept it to myself:” The roles of silence and secrets among Latina teenage suicide attempters. Family Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12384   PMID: 30117539; PMCID: PMC6378134.

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