David Goldston

David Goldston, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldston has conducted longitudinal research regarding risk and developmental trajectories of suicidal behaviors among youths through young adulthood, developed interventions for substance using and suicidal teens, participated in the cross-site evaluation of the nationally implemented Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention program, and written a book, published by the American Psychological Association Press, regarding the assessment of suicidal behaviors and risk among children and adolescents.  He currently is collaborating in evaluation of a cognitive behavioral intervention to reduce suicidal behavior among military personnel, and is conducting research funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and NIMH regarding mechanisms of risk associated with suicidal behaviors. Dr. Goldston is a Co-Principal Investigator (along with Dr. Joan Asarnow at UCLA) of a National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center grant to provide trainings in brief interventions for suicidal youth and substance using youth who have been exposed to trauma, and are being seen in emergency and urgent care settings.