James Pease

James L Pease , PhD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Health Sciences Building
Room 172
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0108
Phone 513-556-4841
Email peasejs@ucmail.uc.edu

Professional Summary

Dr. Pease is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the UC School of Social Work. His clinical background involves the assessment and treatment of PTSD as well as suicide prevention in high risk populations. He began his career working in psychiatric emergency centers providing assessment for populations at risk for suicide and other acute psychiatric disorders. Over the last ten years he has worked in a variety of settings as a Clinical Social Worker and Principal Investigator, including the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention, and the Denver and Cincinnati VA Medical Centers. He has provided assessment and treatment of PTSD in an outpatient and residential treatment center for Veterans at the Cincinnati VA since 2017. His research interests include suicide prevention and treatment of PTSD. In particular, Dr. Pease has conducted research on the psychometric properties of factors associated with suicide risk, risk assessment practices of VA providers, transitional periods for Veterans returning to civilian life as high risk periods for suicide, and Cognitive Processing Therapy and its impact on suicide risk in Veterans with PTSD.


PhD: University of Denver Denver, CO, 2013 (Social Work)

MSW: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2005 (Social Work)

BA: Colorado State University Ft. Collins, CO, 1994 (Social Sciences)

Research and Practice Interests

Suicide Prevention, PTSD


Peer Reviewed Publications

Pease, James L; Forster, Jeri E; Davidson, Collin L; Holliman, Brooke Dorsey; Genco, Emma; Brenner, Lisa A (2017. ) How Veterans Health Administration Suicide Prevention Coordinators Assess Suicide Risk.Clinical psychology & psychotherapy, , 24 (2 ) ,401-410 More Information

Gutierrez, Peter M; Pease, James; Matarazzo, Bridget B; Monteith, Lindsey L; Hernandez, Theresa; Osman, Augustine (2016. ) Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire and the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale in military veterans.Psychological assessment, , 28 (12 ) ,1684-1694 More Information

Pease, James L; Billera, Melodi; Gerard, Georgia (2016. ) Military Culture and the Transition to Civilian Life: Suicide Risk and Other Considerations.Social work, , 61 (1 ) ,83-6 More Information

Pease, James L; Monteith, Lindsey L; Hostetter, Trisha A; Forster, Jeri E; Bahraini, Nazanin H (2015. ) Military Service and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in a National Sample of College Students.Crisis, , 36 (2 ) ,117-125 More Information

Monteith, Lindsey L; Pease, James L; Forster, Jeri E; Homaifar, Beeta Y; Bahraini, Nazanin H (2015. ) Values as Moderators of the Association between Interpersonal-Psychological Constructs and Suicidal Ideation among Veterans.Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research, , 19 (4 ) ,422-34 More Information

Matarazzo, Bridget B; Barnes, Sean M; Pease, James L; Russell, Leah M; Hanson, Jetta E; Soberay, Kelly A; Gutierrez, Peter M (2014. ) Suicide risk among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military personnel and veterans: what does the literature tell us?.Suicide & life-threatening behavior, , 44 (2 ) ,200-17 More Information

Ribeiro, Jessica D; Pease, James L; Gutierrez, Peter M; Silva, Caroline; Bernert, Rebecca A; Rudd, M David; Joiner, Thomas E (2012. ) Sleep problems outperform depression and hopelessness as cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of suicidal ideation and behavior in young adults in the military.Journal of affective disorders, , 136 (3 ) ,743-50 More Information

Martin, Colleen E; Stayton Coe, Laura E; Pease, James L; Chard, Kathleen M (2021. ) Suicidal ideation in veterans enrolled in evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.Psychological services, , More Information

Pease, J. L. (2021. ) Integrating College Student Veterans on Campus through Peer Mentorship Programs. Journal of College Student Orientation, Transition, and Retention., ,

Stayton, L.E., Martin, C.E., Pease, J.L., & Chard, K.M. (2019. ) Changes in suicidal ideation following cognitive processing therapy in a VA residential treatment program. .Military Psychology, ,

Pease, James L; Thompson, Devyn; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer; Campbell, Marci (2023. ) User Feedback on the Use of a Natural Language Processing Application to Screen for Suicide Risk in the Emergency Department.The journal of behavioral health services & research, , 50 (4 ) ,548-554 More Information

Wright-Berryman, Jennifer; Cohen, Joshua; Haq, Allie; Black, David P; Pease, James L (2023. ) Virtually screening adults for depression, anxiety, and suicide risk using machine learning and language from an open-ended interview.Frontiers in psychiatry, , 14 ,1143175 More Information

Pease, James L; Martin, Colleen E; Rowe, Claire; Chard, Kathleen M (2023. ) Impact of residential PTSD treatment on suicide risk in veterans.Suicide & life-threatening behavior, , 53 (2 ) ,250-261 More Information

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
Room 172
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267-0108
Phone: 513-556-4841