Rachel Doyle

BA (2013) Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Primary office:
Dole Human Development Center


I am interested in understanding the relationships among childhood adverse experiences, aggression, and hopelessness as predictors of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth. Specifically, I hope to elucidate the unique challenges faced by gender-variant and sexual-minority youth that make them more at risk for suicidal thoughts and psychopathology.

Selected Presentations

Doyle RL, Thompson MF, Tocco K, Primack JM. The Role of Values and Perceived Social Support in Suicidal Intent and Attempt in Veterans Hospitalized with Suicidality. Poster presented at: Veteran Affairs National Research Week; 2018 May 16; Providence, RI.

Thompson MF, Battle C, Doyle RL, Primack JM. Parenting Stress and Service Utilization in Returning Male Veterans. Poster presented at: American Psychological Association Annual Convention; 2016 Aug 5; Denver, CO.

Primack JM, Miller IW, Doyle RL. High Risk Suicidal Veterans: Characterizing an Inpatient Psychiatric Sample: Veterans Coping Long-term with Active Suicide Program. Poster presented at: VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) National Meeting; 2015 Jul 9; Philadelphia, PA.

Primack JM, Miller IW, Doyle RL. Connecting Research to Practice in Multifaceted Ways with Male Veterans: the Veterans Coping Long Term with Active Suicide Program. Paper presented at: American Psychological Association Annual Convention; 2014 Aug 7; Washington, DC.

Goodman R, Kang H, Khodabakhsh K, LaVega M, Molofsky W, Palmese C, Raynes H, Conway T, McGoldrick M, Doyle RL. Epilepsy Surgery in Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at: American Epilepsy Society; 2011; New York, NY.

Doyle RL. Post Conflict Management of Mental Health: Former Child Soldiers, PTSD, and Mental Health in Gulu. Paper presented at School for International Training; 2011 Dec 20; Kampala, Uganda 

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