Jimmie Lou obtained her BA in psychology from Hunter College. Prior to joining NYSPI, she worked for two years as a telephone crisis counselor and conducted research on young adults’ attitudes about risky sexual behavior. Since 1998, she has collaborated with Dr. Gould on various projects assessing the use and effectiveness of telephone crisis intervention services. One study assessed whether the immediate and intermediate outcomes for suicidal callers to 17 crisis hotlines were improved when callers received intervention from counselors trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Most recently, Jimmie Lou has served as project director on studies assessing the follow-up support and intervention services provided to emergency room and inpatient discharge clients who report suicidal ideation within 48 hours of going to the hospital.
Jimmie Lou Munfakh, BA
Research Project Director