Florida State’s Jessica Ribeiro Recognized for Her Work on Suicide Prevention

Jessica Ribeiro, an associate professor of psychology at Florida State University, has earned the 2023 Edwin S. Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology in recognition of her research into suicide causes and prevention. The award, named for the association’s founder who served as a pioneer in suicide intervention, recognizes early career researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the field.

The American Association of Suicidology was founded in 1968 and has grown into the world’s largest and nation’s oldest membership-based suicide prevention organization, promoting research into suicide and its prevention and supporting public awareness, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers.

“It means so much to have been nominated and selected for such an elite national award based on the merits of my work, especially as a young female in the field who is a first-generation college student and first-generation American,” Dr. Ribeiro said. “I feel strongly that any good that has come from my work is a reflection of the outstanding mentors I’ve had, excellent collaborators I’ve worked with, and students that I’ve trained.”

Dr. Ribeiro earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University.

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