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Alexis May, PhD
Research Fellow

Dr. Alexis May, is a clinical psychologist who received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia and recently completed her clinical psychology internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. May’s primary research interest is understanding the etiology, trajectory, and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Her work has focused on in differentiating those who act on suicidal thoughts from those who do not, understanding motivations for suicidal behavior, and clarifying the role of impulsivity in suicidality. She has won several awards, including the BCPA Graduate Medal and a Simons Foundation Doctoral Scholarship, as well as support for her research from the UBC Faculty of Arts and the Military Suicide Research Consortium. Clinically, Dr. May is trained in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.


Last Updated: 6/6/17