Ph.D. Student Profile

Eskira   Kahsay, MPH, BA

Eskira Kahsay, MPH, BA

  • Doctoral Student


MPH, General Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2021
BA, Psychology & Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, 2016

Research Interests & Projects

I am interested in psychiatric and social epidemiology, broadly, and in further understanding psychiatric and behavioral disorders and their intersections with chronic conditions and physical health. I have worked on a number of injury prevention projects, including those on the topic of youth suicide prevention, medical opioid misuse in adult populations, and psychosocial coping in adolescents.

Selected Publications

  • Kahsay, E., & Mezuk, B. (2022). The association between John Henryism and depression and suicidal ideation among African-American and Caribbean Black adolescents in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health 71(6), 721-728.
  • Foster, C. E., Magness, C., Czyz, E., Kahsay, E., Martindale, J., Hong, V., ... & King, C. (2021). Predictors of parent behavioral engagement in youth suicide discharge recommendations: implications for family-centered crisis interventions. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 1-12.
  • Kahsay, E., Magness, C. S., Persky, S., Smith, P. K., & Foster, C. E. (2020). Suicide Prevention Training in the Child Welfare Workforce: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Patterns Prior to and Following safeTALK Training. Child Welfare, 98(1).