Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University

Dr. Steven Stack is the author of 335 articles & Chapters, and 4 books. These focus on the social risk and protective factors for suicide. Publications include ones in high impact journals including Psychological Medicine, J. of Epidemiology & Community Health, American Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, American Journal of Public Health, Social Forces, & Criminology. His work has received over 11,200 citations according to data in Google Scholar. It has been supported by grants from NIMH & the Guggenheim Foundation. Recent invited plenary addresses include ones in Tokyo, Seoul, & Glasgow. He ranks in the top 13 suicide researchers of 500 world suicide specialists ranked in the in the Web of Science. He has served on over 20 federal Grant Review Panels including Centers for Disease Control, Canadian Council on the Arts, NIMH, Military Suicide Research Consortium/U.S. Department of Defense, Israeli Science Foundation, Austrian Science & Technology Fund, & U.S. National Science Foundation. He serves on the editorial board of Archives of Suicide Research, Crisis: Journal of Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention, Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, and Sociology (Journal of the British Sociological Association). Dr Stack is a sought after reviewer. He has helped shape the future directions of suicide research. In the last 15 years he has reviewed over 700 manuscripts for over 110 different scientific journals. He served for five years on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan's Injury Center, and currently on the Michigan National Violent Death Reporting System, & the Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention. Stack’s work has been the subject of over 200 interviews with the international media including London Times, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, New York Times, New Scientist, and BBC radio. His mentees include those at R1 universities in the US and Europe. Dr. Stack received the Louis Dublin Award from the American Association of Suicidology for lifetime contributions to suicide research in 2003. He is the 2017 recipient of the Stengel Award, given by the International Association for Suicide Prevention for outstanding research & International prestige.

Experience

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    Professor of Criminal Justice, Wayne State University