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Raymond Tucker

Dr. Raymond P. Tucker

LSU Mitigation of Suicidal Behavior Research Laboratory

Raymond P. Tucker is a clinical psychologist who started his position as an assistant professor of psychology at Louisiana State University in August of 2017. There he teaches undergraduate courses in psychology, graduate courses in clinical psychology, and founded the LSU Mitigation of Suicidal Behavior research laboratory. As a clinical assistant professor of psychology at LSUHSC/OLOL, he trains medical staff/students in suicide-specific evidence-based assessment and intervention protocols.

Raymond completed his B.A. in psychology from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin in 2010. He completed his M.S. (2012) and Ph.D. (2017) in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University. He completed his doctoral clinical internship at VA Puget Sound in Seattle, WA.

Raymond's research broadly focuses on the enhancement of theoretical models of suicide and suicide risk assessment tools. He has a particular interest in determining current and historical cultural factors that influence suicide risk and resilience in marginalized populations, such as transgender veterans.

Raymond has over 40 peer-reviewed academic publications regarding suicide risk and resilience. During the end of his clinical internship year, Raymond was named the Outstanding Psychology Trainee throughout the VA healthcare system by Division 18 of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Raymond currently serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is an associate editor for the academic journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.