Seminar Series: Marnin Heisel, PhD

Date: September 24
Please note the date change from September 17.
Time: 1:30 p.m. EST

"Suicide Prevention among Older Adults in Residential Care: A Population Health Approach."

Marnin Heisel, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Western University

Short Bio:
Dr. Marnin J. Heisel is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western, and a Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute.

Marnin’s research focuses primarily on the promotion of mental health and well-being and the prevention of suicide among older adults and other at-risk groups. His work has been supported by government and foundation-based career awards, grant support, or contracts from funders including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, CIHR, Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, Lawson Health Research Institute, Movember Foundation, Ontario Mental Health Foundation, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Public Health Agency of Canada, and SSHRC. He is the recipient of the 2011 Edwin Shneidman Award from the American Association of Suicidology, the 2010 Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) Research Award, and the 2013 CASP Service Award.

Marnin is currently Canada’s National Representative to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the immediate Past-Chair of the Adult Development and Aging Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has contributed to the development of National and International reports, guidelines, and position papers on suicide prevention among older adults, military veterans, first-responders, men in their middle years, and on media reporting and suicide.