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Research Spotlight: Dr. Rosie Bauder on Suicide in Ohio

On episode 126, Dan talks with OSU professor and clinician Dr. Rosie Bauder about suicide and suicide prevention, as well as the findings of her latest paper, published with OSU’s Dr. Austin Starkey, Examining Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Ohio Youth with Oppressed Identities Using the 2019 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey, published in the Ohio Journal of Public Health.


3:22: Rosie’s paper and intersectionality
6:32: On being a clinician
8:21: Firearms as a method of suicide
13:50: What’s unique about Ohio when it comes to our approach to suicide
17:05: What is Rosie most excited about with her position

In their study, Bauder and Starkey confirm that there are real disparities in suicidal thoughts and behaviors among youth with oppressed sexual, racial, and ethnic identities. Rosie and Dan define intersectionality and explore the important dynamics in suicidal thoughts and behaviors at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.

When discussing firearms as a method of suicide, Rosie notes that, 9 times out of 10, when people attempt suicide with a firearm, it proves to be lethal compared to other means. But, she praises Ohio’s strategic plan from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation that addresses unique considerations around firearm suicide prevention. In the conversation Dr. Bauder expresses a sentiment that we don’t often hear in Ohio: hope!

Read more about Rosie Bauder in her bio. Please check out ADAMH of Franklin County’s suicide prevention resources.

If you or a loved one needs help, please call the North Central 24-Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988.

Hosted and produced by Dan Skinner. Copywriting and production support by Angela Lin. Prognosis Ohio is a member of the WCBE Podcast Experience and the Health Podcast Network. Prognosis Ohio is a production of Prognosis Ohio, LLC. For more information, visit

Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.