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Molly Adrian, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Attending Psychologist, Seattle Children's Hospital
(206) 221-1689
Box 354920 / Room 110G
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Molly Adrian, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Adrian’s background broadly is in developmental psychopathology, with training and expertise in the development of emotion regulation, depression, and suicidality. Her program of research is dedicated to the identification, prevention and intervention of depression and self-injury during adolescence. Recent project include evaluation of innovative approaches to universal emotional health screening in the schools, online vs. face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy, as well as adapting dialectical behavior therapy skills components into 9th grade health classes. In addition, Dr. Adrian is an Attending Psychologist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital where she primarily treats adolescent depression and suicidality.


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This project will use machine learning algorithms to evaluate the extent to which high school students' social media posts provide the information needed to accurately predict and manage suicide risk in real time.
The Kids FACE FEARS (Kids Face-to-face And Computer-Enhanced Formats Effectiveness study for Anxiety and Related Symptoms) trial is a large multi-site pragmatic comparative effectiveness study evaluating face-to-face vs. online cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety.
Implementation determinants and outcomes of a technology-enabled service targeting suicide risk in high schools: Mixed methods study(2020)Journal of Medical Internet Research - Mental Health7(7):e16338.
Indicated prevention for depression at the transition to high school: Outcomes for depression and anxiety.(2019)Prevention Science
Emotion regulation processes linking peer victimization to anxiety and depression symptoms in adolescence.(2019)Development and Psychopathology31(3):999-1009.
Mechanisms of change in the prevention of depression: An indicated school-based prevention trial at the transition to high school(2019)Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Parental validation and invalidation predict frequency of adolescent self-harm.(2018)Professional Psychology: Research and Practice49:274-281.
Online recruitment using Facebook: Friend request is non-differentially accepted in a diverse, young adult population.(2018)Nursing and Health SciencesAdvance online print.
Adaptive interventions are required for efficient and personalized adolescent depression treatment.(2018)American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry58:16-17.
Social media data for online adolescent suicide risk identification: Considerations for integration within platforms, clinics, and schools(2018)Technology and Adolescent Mental Health157-170.
Predictors and moderators of self-harm behaviors in the collaborative adolescent research on emotions and suicide (CARES) study(In Press)Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry