Cheryl King, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Director, Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program

Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program
Injury Prevention Center Profile


Dr. Cheryl King is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. King also serves as the Suicide Content Lead for the U-M Injury Prevention Center, where she provides expertise regarding the risk of suicide. She is well known for her expertise in suicide risk assessment and prevention in youth and young adults. Dr. King is a clinical scientist who studies clinical interventions and public health approaches to optimize youth screening strategies, risk assessments, and psychosocial interventions for both individuals and high-risk groups. Dr. King contributed to the U-M IPC Massive Open Online Course, “Injury Prevention for Children and Teens” in the Suicide Prevention section. She is currently the Primary Investigator for a project using a community-based participatory research approach aiming to develop effective firearm safety education strategies in Marquette County, Michigan.