Jennifer Wright-Berryman

Jennifer Wright-Berryman

Associate Professor

Professional Summary

Dr. Wright-Berryman recieved her PhD in social work from Indiana University School of Social Work, with a PhD minor in Epidemiology from the Indiana University Department of Public Health in the IU School of Medicine.  Dr. Wright-Berryman began teaching at UC Blue Ash in 2013 and developed the pre-social work program there.  She then moved to the UC School of Social Work the fall of 2014.  Dr. Wright-Berryman's research interests involve adolescent and adult suicide, severe mental disorders, and physcial health among adults with severe mental disorders.  Currently, Dr. Wright-Berryman co-leads a research team studying the effectiveness of a peer-to-peer, school-based, suicide prevention program called Hope Squad (www.hopesquad.com).  Dr. Wright-Berryman also works diligently in several communities on suicide prevention efforts, including grassroots initiatives and policy change that could enhance the mental health programming in schools and communities. 

Recent Publications:
Wright-Berryman, J.L., Hudnall, G., Bledsoe, C., & Lloyd, M. (2018, in press). Suicide concern reporting among Utah youth served by a school-based peer-to-peer outreach program. Children and Schools.

Wright-Berryman, J.L., Hudnall, G., Hopkins, R., & Bledsoe, C. (2018).  Hope Squad: peer-to-peer, school-based, suicide prevention.  Children and Schools.
 
Wright-Berryman, J.L., Lloyd, M., Harrison, J., & Newland, M. (2017, under review). Employing asset-based community development as an approach to suicide prevention in rural Indiana. Journal of Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.

Wright-Berryman, J. L., & Cremering, A. (2017). Physical health decision making and decision aid preferences of individuals with severe mental illness. Social Work in Mental Health, 1-12.

Rollins, A. L., Wright-Berryman, J., Henry, N. H., Quash, A. M., Benbow, K., Bonfils, K. A., ... & Salyers, M. P. (2017). Managing physical and mental health conditions: Consumer perspectives on integrated care. Social Work in Mental Health15,1, 66-79.
 
Wright-Beryman, J.L. & Kim, H.W. (2016).  Physical health decision-making autonomy preferences for adults with severe mental illness in integrated care.  Journal of Social Services Research. 42, 3.

Bonfils, K. A., Adams, E. L., Mueser, K. T., Wright-Berryman, J. L., & Salyers, M.P. (2015). Factor structure of the Autonomy Preference Index in people with severe mental illness. Psychiatry Research. 228, 30.
 
Rollins, A.L., McGrew, J.H., Kukla, M., McGuire, A.B., Flanagan, M.E., Hunt, M.G., Leslie, D.L. Collins, L.A., Wright-Berryman, J.L., Hicks, L.J., & Salyers, M.P.  (2015). Comparison of Assertive Community Treatment Fidelity Assessment Methods: Reliability and Validity.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Policy Research.1-11.

Education

PhD, Indiana University School of Social Work Indianapolis, IN, 2014 (Social Work Epidemiology)

Research and Practice Interests

Severe mental health disorders, adolescent and adult suicide; effectiveness of suicide prevention (Hope Squad)

Research Support

Grant: #CCTST Community Health Grant Investigators:Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 05-01-2018 -04-30-2019 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Engaging, educating, and training parents in school-based suicide prevention. Role:PI $7,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #18-227-400362-010 (SM062894 ODURF) Investigators:La Guardia, Amanda; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 05-01-2018 -09-21-2019 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Testing an Interprofessional Education Suicide Prevention Program for Health Professions Students Role:Collaborator $33,484.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Hope Squad AY18-19 Investigators:Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 09-01-2018 -04-30-2019 Grant Us Hope Effectiveness of Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program on suicide-related outcomes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Role:PI $32,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Hope Squad AY 19-20 Investigators:Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 09-01-2019 -04-30-2020 Grant Us Hope Effectiveness of Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program on suicide-related outcomes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Role:PI $32,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #OSPF / SM062894 Investigators:La Guardia, Amanda; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 10-01-2019 -09-30-2020 Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Implementation of an Interprofessional Education Suicide Prevention Training Program for Health Professions Students Role:Collaborator $41,971.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #AY 2019-2020 Award Investigators:Wright-Berryman, Jennifer 09-15-2019 -05-15-2020 Clarigent Health Classification and Assessment of Mental Health Performance Using Schematics (CAMPUS) Role:PI $36,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wright-Berryman, Jennifer L; Salyers, Michelle P; O'Halloran, James P; Kemp, Aaron S; Mueser, Kim T; Diazoni, Amanda J (2013. )Consumer and provider responses to a computerized version of the Illness Management and Recovery Program.Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, ,36 (4 ),231-5

McGrew, John H; White, Laura M; Stull, Laura G; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer (2013. )A comparison of self-reported and phone-administered methods of ACT fidelity assessment: a pilot study in Indiana.Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), ,64 (3 ),272-6

Wright-Berryman, Jennifer L; McGuire, Alan B; Salyers, Michelle P A review of consumer-provided services on assertive community treatment and intensive case management teams: implications for future research and practice.Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, ,17 (1 ),37-44

Rollins, Angela L; McGrew, John H; Kukla, Marina; McGuire, Alan B; Flanagan, Mindy E; Hunt, Marcia G; Leslie, Doug L; Collins, Linda A; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer L; Hicks, Lia J; Salyers, Michelle P (2016. )Comparison of Assertive Community Treatment Fidelity Assessment Methods: Reliability and Validity.Administration and policy in mental health, ,43 (2 ),157-67

Bonfils, Kelsey A; Adams, Erin L; Mueser, Kim T; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer L; Salyers, Michelle P (2015. )Factor structure of the autonomy preference index in people with severe mental illness.Psychiatry research, ,228 (3 ),526-30

Rollins, Angela L; Wright-Berryman, Jennifer; Henry, Nancy H; Quash, Alicia M; Benbow, Kyle; Bonfils, Kelsey A; Hedrick, Heidi; Miller, Alex P; Firmin, Ruthie; Salyers, Michelle P (2017. )Managing physical and mental health conditions: Consumer perspectives on integrated care.Social work in mental health, ,15 (1 ),66-79

Wright-Berryman, J.L. & Cremering, A. (2017. )Physical health decision making and decision-making preferences of individuals with severe mental illness. Social Work in Mental Health, ,15 (6 ),651-662

Wright-Berryman, J.L. & Kim, H.W. (2016. )Physical health decision-making autonomy preferences for adults with severe mental illness in integrated care. Journal of Social Service Research, ,42 (3 ),281-294

Wright-Berryman, J.L., Hudnall, G., Hopkins, R. & Bledsoe, C. (2018. )Hope Squads: Peer-to-peer suicide prevention in schools. Children & Schools, ,40 (2 ),125-126

Wright-Berryman, J.L., Hudnall, G., Bledsoe, C., & Lloyd, M. (2018. )Suicide Concern Reporting among Utah Youths Served by a School-Based Peer-to-Peer Prevention Program. Children & Schools, ,41 (1 ),35-44

Honors and Awards

2019 Faculty Excellence Award in Research University of Cincinnati Office of Research

2018 Grant Us Hope Award for excellence in research and implementation of suicide prevention in Cincinnati Schools

2011 The Jerry Powers Spirit of Inquiry Award for Excellence in Research The Jerry Powers Spirit of Inquiry Award for Excellence in Research

Contact Information

Academic - Health Sciences Building
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-556-4411
wrigh2jb@ucmail.uc.edu