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Emma Parrish, M.S.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Experimental Psychopathology

San Diego

Areas of Research

Serious mental illness, Suicide prevention, Schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Psychosis, EMA, Digital health


Broadly, my research interests are in understanding mechanisms related to suicidal ideation and behavior among people with psychotic disorders. I am most interested in understanding how interpersonal risk factors, psychotic symptoms, and social cognition relate to suicidal ideation and behavior among individuals with serious mental illness. Additionally, I am interested in the development and application of real-time mobile interventions for suicide prevention for this population.


  1. Master of Science (M.S.), Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University
  2. Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Psychology
    Northeastern University
  1. Parrish, E.M., Pinkham, A., Moore, R.C., Harvey, P.D., Granholm, E., Roesch, S., Joiner, T., & Depp, C.A. (2024). An ecological momentary cognitive assessment study of over-attribution of threat and suicide risk factors in people with serious mental illness. Schizophrenia Research, 266, 136-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2024.02.028
  2. Parrish, E.M., Quynh, A., Scott, V., Chalker, S.A., Chang, C., Kamarsu, S., Twamley, E.W., & Depp, C.A. (2023). Suicide safety plan self-knowledge in serious mental illness: psychiatric symptom correlates and effects of brief intervention. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-023-01155-5
  3. Depp, C.A., Parrish, E.M., Chalker, S.A., Ehret, B.C., Kamarsu, S., Perivoliotis, D., & Granholm, E. (2023). Pilot feasibility trial of a brief mobile augmented suicide prevention intervention for serious mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 46(1), 74. DOI: 10.1037/prj0000547
  4. Parrish, E.M., Chalker, C.A., Cano, M., Moore, R.C., Pinkham, A.E., Harvey, P.D., Joiner, T., Lieberman, A., Granholm, E., & Depp, C.A. (2021). Ecological momentary assessment of interpersonal theory of suicide constructs in people experiencing psychotic symptoms. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 140, 496-503. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.06.022.
  1. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), NIMH, F31MH131368 (PI: Parrish), Dynamic network analysis of social cognition and suicide in psychosis (2019-Present)