My research focus is on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) assessment and NSSI behaviors across cultures. I am in the process of developing two instruments for the assessment of non-suicidal self-injury and is currently a co-investigator for a non-funded research study of non-suicidal self-injury experiences in the Korean young adult population. My professional experiences include clinical adult health nurse practitioner service, family psychiatric nurse practitioner education, and instrument development.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
My research interest has been driven by my clinical experience working with people who are suicidal. I felt compelled to explore how suicide can be prevented. I have studied the use of no-suicide/no-harm contracts, the experience of suicidal people who come to emergency departments, how adolescents and young adults manage their symptoms of depression and suicidality, and predictors of suicidal ideation in Thai women.