Texas Tech University

Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.


Email: kelly.cukrowicz@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8485

Office: 317, Lab: 154A-B, 154E-F, B10D

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Licensed Psychologist - Texas

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Dr. Cukrowicz will be reviewing applications for the 2020-2021 class

Cukrowicz, Kelly

Honors and Awards

2008-2011 - Research Division Chair, American Association of Suicidology

2008 - NIMH Sponsored Summer Research Institute on Geriatric Psychiatry

2007 - NIMH Sponsored Summer Research Institute on Suicide Prevention

2007 - 2009 - National Institutes of Health, Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award


  • My research aims broadly to advance our understanding of suicide in older adults. I am primarily interested in understanding why older adults Caucasian males commit suicide at such a high rate compared to those in other groups. Specifically, I am interested in the interpersonal and emotional characteristics that confer risk for suicide in this population. My ultimate goal in understanding the processes at work in depression and suicide in older adults is to develop improved preventive and treatment methods for these problems.
  • I am interested in the treatment of mood disorders, self injury and suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders, and older individuals. I utilize primarily cognitive behavior therapy and other empirically supported treatments in my clinical work and supervision.



  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Grant- "Interpersonal Vulnerability in Older Caucasian Males: An Examination of The Role of Perceived Burdensomeness"
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Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Undergraduate Course:

  • Abnormal Psychology