JUSTIN BAKER, PHD

Dr. Justin Baker is an Assistant Professor on the research track in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at OSUMC and the Clinical Director for the Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans, a research and clinical treatment program that prioritizes evidence-based treatments for veterans, first responders, and their family members.  He is a clinical psychologist and military veteran focused on improving interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide prevention in military service members and veterans.  He is currently project lead on several federally funded studies to include a peer-mentoring program aimed at suicide risk reduction that teaches peer mentors how to implement crisis response plans (CRP), a suicide prevention intervention demonstrated to reduce suicide attempts by 76%, with at risk peers within their military unit.  Dr. Baker is also a national consultant and trainer for CRP and Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT), two evidence-based suicide prevention interventions, and is currently principal investigator on a clinical trial adapting BCBT for telehealth services.





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Justin Baker is a research assistant professor at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Non-financial: Justin Baker is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the American Association of Suicidology.