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  • Courtney L. Bagge, PhD


    Associate Professor
    Director, Suicide Research
    Director, Mood Disorders Clinic
    Director, Mood and Suicidal Behaviors Lab
    Director, Psychology Internship Adult Inpatient Rotation
    Phone: (601) 815-5588



    • 2009: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
    • 2009: Doctoral Minor in Statistics and Methods, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO


    • 2008-09: Clinical Internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Medical Affairs Consortium, Jackson, MS
    • 2009-10: Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), Jackson, MS
    • 2010-Present: Assistant Professor, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UMMC, Jackson, MS

    Mood and Suicidal Behavior Lab

    Click here for more information about the lab, personnel, funded studies and publications.

    Research interests

    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 identifying and validating warning signs (e.g., acute substance use and interpersonal life events) for recent suicide attempts among psychiatric inpatients, as well as the interrelations among serotonergic genes, facets of impulsivity (using behavioral tasks), and suicide attempts. She also has a strong interest in statistics and psychometrics, personality traits and disorders, and substance use disorders. Dr. Bagge currently serves as Principal Investigator on an R21 grant funded by NIAAA and co-Principal Investigator on a large multi-site study funded by the Military Suicide Research Consortium.