Courtney L. Bagge, Ph.D.

University of Mississippi

Courtney L. Bagge, Ph.D. Alumni (2011 - 2013)


Dr. Bagge received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2009, following completion of her pre-doctoral residency training (with an emphasis on the treatment of substance use disorders) at the University of Mississippi Center . She served as a Clinical and Research Fellow at the University of Mississippi Medical Center from 2009-2010. Currently, Dr. Bagge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she serves as Director of Suicidal Behaviors Research and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic. She supervises and provides didactic instruction to medical students, psychology and psychiatry residents, and fellows.

Dr. Bagge's research broadly focuses on increasing understanding of the etiology, course, and treatment of suicidal behaviors across the lifespan. Incorporating a multimodal approach, her research focuses on establishing a nomological net to characterize observed associations with suicidality in terms of directionality, temporality, and mechanisms of action. Her current research focuses on the roles of acute substance use and life events on recent suicide attempts among psychiatric inpatients, as well as the interrelations among serotonergic genes, facets of impulsivity, and suicide attempts. She also has a strong interest in psychometrics. Dr. Bagge currently serves as Principal Investigator on grants funded by NIH/NCRR, NIAAA, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
University of Mississippi Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216






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