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Arielle H. Sheftall, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-4854

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Arielle H. Sheftall, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry in Rochester, New York. She is also the Director of Academic Affairs for the Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE) Board for the department. Her research focuses on the developmental mechanisms in early to middle childhood that confer vulnerability to future suicidal behavior. It is her goal to frame targets for early intervention to decrease incidence of a first suicide attempt in at-risk youth. Additionally, Dr. Sheftall is interested in the racial disparities present in suicidal behavior among youth. She is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce that continues to examine risk factors, practice, and policy recommendations necessary to decrease suicidal behaviors in Black youth and is a subject matter expert for the Office of Minority Health focusing on mental health promotion and suicide prevention for Black youth. Finally, Dr. Sheftall receives funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



MS | Ohio State University
Human Development and Family Studies

PhD | Ohio State University
Human Development and Family Studies


Journal Articles

Sheftall AH, Vakil F, Ruch DA, Boyd RC, Lindsey MA, Bridge JA. "Black Youth Suicide: Investigation of Current Trends and Precipitating Circumstances." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.. 2022 May; 61(5):662-675. Epub 2021 Sep 09.

Romanelli M, Sheftall AH, Irsheid SB, Lindsey MA, Grogan TM. "Factors Associated with Distinct Patterns of Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide Plans, and Suicide Attempts Among US Adolescents." Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research.. 2022 Jan; 23(1):73-84. Epub 2021 Sep 04.

Buerke M, Galfalvy H, Keilp JG, Sheftall AH, Burke AK, Bridge JA, Mann JJ, Szanto K. "Age effects on clinical and neurocognitive risk factors for suicide attempt in depression - Findings from the AFSP lifespan study." Journal of affective disorders.. 2021 Dec 1; 295:123-130. Epub 2021 Aug 13.