Lab Publications


Ammerman BA, Park Y, O’Loughlin CM (2022). Disclosure of suicidal thoughts and behaviors: The impact of suicide event type. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Victor SE, Schleider JL, Ammerman BA, Bradford DE, Devendorf AR, Gruber J, Gunaydin LA, Hallion LS, Kaufman EA, Lewis SP, Stage DL (2022). Leveraging the strengths of psychologists with lived experience of mental illness. Perspectives in Psychological Science.

Burke TA, Lui R, Ammerman BA (2022). Using cutting edge methods for differentiating those at risk for suicidal and non-suicidal behaviors. To appear in E. Lloyd-Richardson, I. Baetens, & J. Whitlock (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury.

Lengel G, Ammerman BA, Washburn J (2022). Nonsuicidal self-injury in the DSM-V. To appear in E. Lloyd-Richardson, I. Baetens, & J. Whitlock (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury.


Ammerman BA, Piccirillo M, O’Loughlin CM, Carter SP, Matarazzo B, May A (2022). The role of suicide stigma in self-disclosure among civilian and veteran populations. Psychiatry Research, 309,114408. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2022.114408

Ammerman BA, Law KC (2022). Examining the feasibility of daily assessments in capturing suicidal ideation. Journal of Affective Disorders, 299, 108-117. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.10.121

Burke TA, Shao S, Jacobucci R, Kautz M, Alloy L, Ammerman BA (2022). Examining momentary associations between behavioral approach system indices and nonsuicidal self-injury urges. Journal of Affective Disorder, 296, 244-249. doi: 10.1016;j.jad.2021.09.029

Dixon-Gordon KL, Waite EE, Ammerman BA, Haliczer LA, Boudreaux E, Rathlev N, Cohen AL (2022). Response to gain and loss: Links to suicide risk. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 147, 126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.12.016

Cho GY, Waite EE, Ammerman BA, Dixon-Gordon KL (2022). Testing the influence of brooding and anger rumination on the association between suicidal outcomes and BPD features in undergraduate students. Archives of Suicide Research 26, 290-303. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1755920


Li X, Jacobucci R, Ammerman BA (2021). Tutorial on the use of regsem package in R. Psych, 3, 579.592. doi: 10.3390/psych3040038.

Ma Y, Guo H, Guo S, Jiao T, Zhao C, Ammerman BA, Gasimbi MM, Yu Y, Chen R, Wang H, Tang J (2021). Association of parental migration with non-suicidal self-injury and suicidality among adolescents in China. JAMA Network Open, 4: e2133596. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.33596.

Ammerman BA, Sorgi KM, Fahlgren MK, Puhalla AA, McCloskey MS (2021). An experimental examination of interpersonal problem-solving in nonsuicidal self-injury: A pilot study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 144, 146-150. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.09.005

Burke TA, Bettis AH, Kudinova A, Thomas A, Nesi J, Erguder L, MacPherson HA, Thompson E, Ammerman BA, Wolff JC (2021). COVID-19-related suicidal thoughts and behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1007/s10578-021-01225-3

Ammerman, BA, Carter SP, Walker K, Gebhardt HM, Rojas S, Duman C, Reger G, Reger MA (2021). Characterizing Veterans who utilize the Veteran’s Crisis Line and outcomes at the local level. Military Psychology. Advanced Online Publication. doi:10.1080/08995605.2021.1963631

Ammerman, BA, Burke TA, Jacobucci R, McClure K, Lui RT (2021). A prospective examination of COVID-19-related social distancing practices on suicidal ideation. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 51, 969-977. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12782

Park Y, McCloskey MS, Ammerman BA (2021). Context-specific interpersonal problem-solving and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000811

Gebhardt HM, Ammerman BA, Carter SP, Stanley I, Buchholtz J (2021). A suicide-focused psychoeducation group for veterans: Development and preliminary support. Psychological Services. Advanced Online Publication. doi: 10.1037/ser0000543

Ammerman BA, Burke TA, Jacobucci R, McClure K (2021). How we ask matters: The impact of question wording in single-item measurement of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Preventative Medicine, 152, 106472. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106472 

Ammerman BA, Lengel G, Washburn J (2021). Consideration of Clinician and Researcher Opinions on the Parameters of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder Diagnosis. Psychiatry Research, 296, 113642. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113642.

O’Loughlin CM, Gomer B, Ammerman BA (2021). The social context of nonsuicidal self-injury: Links to severity, suicide risk, and social factors. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77, 1004-1017. doi: 10.1002/jclp.23073 

Westers N, Lewis S, Schatten H, Ammerman BA, Andover M, Lloyd-Richardson E (2021). Media guidelines for the responsible reporting and depicting of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI). British Journal of Psychology, 219, 415-418. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.191

Ammerman BA, Wilcox KT, O’Loughlin CM, McCloskey MS (2021). Characterizing the choice to disclose nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77, 683-700. doi: 10.1002/jclp.23045

Sorgi KM, Ammerman BA, Cheung JC, Fahlgren MK, Puhalla AA, McCloskey MS (2021). Relationships between non-suicidal self-injury and other maladaptive behaviors: Beyond difficulties in emotion regulation. Archives of Suicide Research, 25, 530-551.doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1715906

Lengel GJ, Ammerman BA, Washburn JJ (2021). Clarifying the definition of nonsuicidal self-injury: Clinician and researcher perspective. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 43, 119-126. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000764

Jacobucci R, Ammerman BA, Li X (2021). Using ordinal regression for advancing the understanding of distinct suicide outcomes. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 51, 65-75. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12669

Jacobucci R, Ammerman BA, Wilcox KT (2021) The use of text-based responses to improve our understanding and prediction of suicide risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 51, 55-64. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12668

Ammerman BA, Carter SP, Gebhardt HM, Buchholz J, Reger MA (2021). An initial investigation of suicide attempt disclosure among U.S. veterans. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 42, 411-417. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000727

Reger MA, Ammerman BA, Carter SP, Gebhardt HM, Rojas SM, Lee JM, Buchholz J (2021). Patient feedback on the use of predictive analytics for suicide prevention. Journal of Psychiatric Services, 72,129-135. doi: 10.1176/

O’Loughlin CM, Culianos D, Park Y, Serang S, Ammerman BA (2021). Implementing exploratory mediation to identify NSSI behavioral features facilitating the NSSI-suicidality connection. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 43, 206-215. doi: 10.1007/s10862-020-09850-3


Ammerman BA, Burke TA, Jacobucci R, McClure K (2020). Preliminary Investigation of the association between COVID-19 and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in the U.S. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 134, 32-38. doi: 10.1016/j/jpsychires.2020.12.037

Burke TA, Ammerman BA, Hamilton JL, Stange JP, Piccirrilo M (2020). Nonsuicidal self-injury scar concealment from the self and others. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 130, 313-320. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.07.040

Park Y, Ammerman BA (2020). How should we react to disclosures of nonsuicidal self-injury? An examination of self-injury disclosure, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Psychiatry Research, 293, 113430. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113430

Park Y, Mahdy J, Ammerman BA (2020). How others respond to nonsuicidal self-injury disclosures: A systematic review. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 107-119. doi: 10.1002/casp.2478

O’Loughlin CM, Burke TA, Ammerman BA (2020). Examining the time to transition from self-injury to suicide attempt: A brief report. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 42, 157-161. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000715

Ammerman BA, McCloskey MS (2020). The development of a measure to assess social reactions to self-injury disclosure. Assessment, 28, 225-237. doi: 10.1177/1073191120903081

Ammerman BA, Jacobucci R, Turner BJ, Dixon-Gordon KL, McCloskey MS (2020). Quantifying the importance of lifetime frequency versus number of methods used in the consideration of NSSI severity. Psychology of Violence, 10, 442-451. doi: 10.1037/vio0000263

Carter SP, Ammerman BA, Gebherdt HM, Buchholtz J, Reger MA (2020). Participant reactions to suicide-focused research: Implications of studying suicide on an inpatient psychiatry unit. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 41, 367-374. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000650

Jiang M, Ammerman BA, Zeng Q, Jacobucci R, Brodersen A (2020). Phrase-level Pairwise Topic Modeling to Uncover Helpful Peer Responses to Online Suicidal Crises. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7:36. doi: 10.1057/s41599-020-0513-5

Tang J, Ma Y, Lewis SP, Chen R, Clifford A, Ammerman BA, … Yu Y (2020).Association of internet addiction with non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents in China. JAMA Network Open, 3(6):e206863. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.6863

Knorr AC, Ammerman BA, LaFleur SA, Misra D, Dhruv MA, Karunakaran B, Strony R (2020). An Investigation of Clinical Decision Making: Identifying Important Factors in Treatment Planning for Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians, 1, 383-391. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12087

Burke TA, Jacobucci R, Ammerman BA, Diamond G (2020). Using machine learning to classify suicide attempt history among youth in medical care settings. Journal of Affective Disorders, 268, 206-214. doi: 10.1016.j.jad.2020.02.048

Ammerman BA, Reger M (2020). Evaluation of prevention efforts and risk factors among veteran suicide decedents who died by firearm. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 50, 679-687. doi: 10.11111/sltb.12618

Ammerman BA, Fahlgren MK, Sorgi KM, McCloskey MS (2020). Differences in suicidal thoughts and behaviors among three racial groups: Exploratory analyses in a college sample. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 41, 172-178. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000621

Ammerman BA, Gebhardt H, Lee J, Tucker R, Matarazzo B, Reger MA (2020). Impact of demographic characteristics on Veteran preferences for Caring Contacts. Archives of Suicide Research, 24, 301-312. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2019.1632231


Ammerman BA, Hong M, Sorgi KM, Park Y, Jacobucci R, McCloskey MS (2019). An examination of individual forms of nonsuicidal self-injury. Psychiatry Research, 278, 268-274. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.06.029

Ammerman BA, Jacobucci R, McCloskey MS (2019). Re-considering important outcomes of nonsuicidal self-injury disorder criterion A. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 1084-1097. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22754 

Knorr AC, Ammerman BA, Hamilton AJ McCloskey MS (2019). Predicting status along the continuum of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among those with a history of non-suicidal self-injury. Psychiatry Research, 273, 514-522. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2019.01.067

Burke TA, Ammerman, BA, Jacobucci R (2019). The use of machine learning in the study of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behavior: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 869-884. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.11.073

Reger MA, Gebhardt H, Lee J, Ammerman BA, Tucker R, Matarazzo B, Wood A, Ruskin D (2019). Veteran preferences for the Caring Contacts suicide prevention intervention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49, 1439-1451. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12528


 Ammerman BA, Sorgi  KM, Berman ME, Coccaro EF, McCloskey MS (2018). Potential mood variation following a behavioral analogue of self-injurious behavior. Archives of Suicide Research, 21, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1527267

Ammerman BA, Serang S, Burke TA, Jacobucci R, Alloy LB, McCloskey MS (2018). Exploratory analysis of mediators in the relationship between childhood maltreatment and suicidal behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 69, 103-112. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.09.004

Reger MA, Tucker RP, Carter SP, Ammerman BA (2018). Military deployments and suicide: A critical examination. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13, 688-699. doi: 10.1177/17745691618785366

Burke TA, Jacobucci R, Ammerman BA, Piccirillo M, McCloskey MS, Heimberg RG, Alloy L B (2018). Identifying the relative importance of non-suicidal self-injury features in classifying suicidal ideations, plans, and behavior using exploratory data mining. Psychiatry Research, 262, 175-183. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.01.045

Ammerman BA, Jacobucci R, Kleiman EM, Uyeji LL, McCloskey MS (2018). The relationship between NSSI age of onset and severity of self-harm. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48, 31-37. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12330

Ammerman BA, Burke TA, Knorr AC, Alloy LB, McCloskey MS (2018). Measuring acquired capability for suicide within an ideation-to-action framework. Psychology of Violence, 8, 27-286. doi: 10.1037/vio0000090

Ammerman BA, Steinberg L, McCloskey MS (2018). Risk-taking behavior  and suicidality: The unique role of adolescent drug use. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 131-141. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1220313

Ammerman BA, Brown S (2018). The mediating role of self-criticism in the relationship between parental expressed emotion and NSSI. Current Psychology, 22, 325-333. doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9516-1

Ammerman BA, Jacobucci R, McClsokey MS (2018). Using exploratory data mining to identify important predictors of non-suicidal self-injury frequency. Psychology of Violence, 8, 515-525. doi: 10.1037/vio0000146

McCloskey MS, Ammerman BA (2018). Suicide and aggression-related disorders. Current Opinion in Psychology, 22,54-58. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.08.010


Ammerman BA, Olino T, Coccaro EF, McCloskey MS (2017). Predicting the daily occurrence of non-suicidal self-injury in Borderline Personality Disorder using ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Personality Disorder, 31, 844-855. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_278

Ammerman BA, Jacobucci R, Kleiman EM, Muehlenkamp JJ, McCloskey MS (2017). Exploration and validation of an empirically derived frequency criteria for NSSI disorder using exploratory data mining. Psychological Assessment, 29, 221-231. doi: 10.1037/pas0000334

Burke TA, Ammerman BA, Hamilton JL, Alloy LB (2017). Impact of non-suicidal self-injury scale: Initial psychometric validation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 130-142. doi: 10.1007/s10608-016-9806-9

Ammerman BA, Kleiman E, Jenkins A, Berman M, McCloskey MS (2017). The use of propensity score matching to examine sensitivity to punishment and reward in non-suicidal self-injury. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 38, 227.  doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000436

McCloskey MS, Timmins MA, Puhalla AA, Ammerman BA, Berman ME (2017). Anger, violence, and impulse control disorders: Overview. In A. Wenzel (Ed). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. doi: 10.4135/9781483365817.n70


Ammerman BA, Burke TA, Alloy LB, McCloskey MS (2016). Subjective pain during NSSI as an active agent in suicide risk. Psychiatry Research, 236, 80-85. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.028

Burke TA, Hamilton JL, Ammerman BA, Stange J, Alloy LB (2016). Suicide risk aborted and interrupted suicide attempters versus actual suicide attempters. Psychiatry Research, 242, 357-364. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.05.051

Puhalla AA, Ammerman BA, Uyeji LL, Berman ME, McCloskey MS (2016). Negative urgency and reward/punishment sensitivity in intermittent explosive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 201, 8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.04.045


Ammerman BA, Kleiman EM, Uyeji LL, Knorr A, McCloskey MS (2015). Suicidal and violent behavior: The role of anger, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 57-62. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.044

Kleiman EM, Ammerman BA, Kulper DA, Uyeji LL, Jenkins AL, McCloskey MS (2015). Forms of non-suicidal self-injury as a function of trait aggression. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 59, 21-27. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.12.004


Kleiman EM, Ammerman BA, Look AE, Berman ME, McCloskey MS (2014). The role of emotion reactivity and gender in the relationship between psychopathology and self-injurious behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 150-155. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2014.05.021

Brickman L, Ammerman BA, Look AE, Berman ME, McCloskey MS (2014). The relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and borderline personality disorder symptoms in a college sample.Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 1:14. doi: 10.1186/2051-6673-1-14