Kimberly A. Van Orden, Ph.D.

Kimberly A. Van Orden, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5176
Fax: (585) 276-2065

Research Bio

My program of research focuses on the prevention of late life suicide. I am interested in the role of social connectedness as a mechanism for preventing suicide in later life. I have contributed to the formulation, refinement, and evaluation of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, including the development of a self-report measure--the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire--to assess two of the theory's constructs, thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness. My current focus is on using the Interpersonal Theory to inform the investigation of psychological mechanisms of action for suicide preventiion interventions for older adults.

Awards & Honors (Local)

P.E.O Scholar Award 2008 - 2009
Melissa Institute Belfer-Aptman Dissertation Research Award 2008
American Association of Suicidology Student Research Award 2008
Florida State University Dissertation Research Grant 2008
Phi Beta Kappa 2002

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Mar 16
Smith PN, Stanley IH, Joiner TE, Sachs-Ericsson NJ, Van Orden KA. "An Aspect of the Capability for Suicide-Fearlessness of the Pain Involved in Dying-Amplifies the Association Between Suicide Ideation and Attempts." Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research. 2016 Mar 16; :1-13. Epub 2016 Mar 16.
2016 Mar
Parkhurst KA, Conwell Y, Van Orden KA. "The interpersonal needs questionnaire with a shortened response scale for oral administration with older adults." Aging & mental health. 2016 Mar; 20(3):277-83. Epub 2015 Jan 30.
2016
Van Orden KA, Conwell Y. "Issues in research on aging and suicide." Aging & mental health. 2016 20(2):240-51. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
2015 Oct
Van Orden KA, Li Y, Podgorski CA, Conwell Y. "The association between higher social support and lower depressive symptoms among aging services clients is attenuated at higher levels of functional impairment." International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1085-92. Epub 2015 Feb 06.
2015 Jul 28
Van Orden KA, Smith PN, Chen T, Conwell Y. "A Case Controlled Examination of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in the Second Half of Life." Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research. 2015 Jul 28; :1-13. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD) - Primary

Education

Doctoral | Clinical Psychology | Florida State UniversityAttended 2005 - 2009
M.S | Clinical Psychology | Florida State UniversityAttended 2003 - 2005
A.B. | Psychology | Columbia UniversityAttended 1998 - 2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Psychology at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Internship in Psychology at Montefiore Medical Center07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009