After decades of working to implement evidence-based practices in real-world settings, Kelly Koerner, PhD and Linda Dimeff, PhD turned their attention to behavioral health’s most dire problem: the rising rates of suicide. In other ventures, they have used technology to provide real-time training and decision support to clinicians. That success gave rise to the question:
Can a virtual guide help emergency departments assess and treat suicidal patients?
With funding from NIMH, they set out to answer this question, ultimately launching Jaspr Health to bring innovative solutions to crisis-care settings.
Drs. Kelly Koerner and Linda Dimeff are internationally-recognized leaders in bringing evidence-based practices to real-world settings through new technologies. For more than two decades, they have designed, built, and deployed innovative solutions to improve care and outcomes for people with behavioral health disorders. View the 30+ National Institutes of Health grants awarded to Drs. Dimeff and Koerner.
Linda Dimeff, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
With more than 30 federal grant and over 50 peer-reviewed publications, Linda is recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent DBT and substance-abuse experts. She has partnered with Dr. Koerner on multiple ventures, including BTECH Research and Evidence-Based Practice Institute, LLC. and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington. She is also principal owner of Portland DBT Institute, which employs 30 clinicians in two Oregon locations and Heal, Thrive, Grow Behavioral Health, Inc., a private practice group serving adults and adolescents.
David Jobes, PhD, ABPP
Professor, Suicidology Expert
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
Dr. Jobes’ research and writing in suicide has produced well over 100 peer reviewed publications (including six books on clinical suicidology). As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and was a recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. Dr. Jobes also received the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” in recognition of career contributions in suicidology and the 2015 AAS “Linehan Award” in recognition for his ground breaking clinical research.
We are guided by the collaborative input of leading experts in mental health, suicide prevention, technology, and most important, those who have lived experience with suicide.
* Person with lived experience
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