Barry N. Feldman, Ph.D. is Director of Psychiatry Programs in Public Safety and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UMass Medical School. He is a suicidologist with clinical expertise is in suicide prevention, trauma recovery, substance abuse, and crisis intervention and stabilization services, primarily for emergency responders and their families. His research focuses on suicide prevention among law enforcement , emergency medical first responders and military veterans. Universal screening for suicide risk in hospital EDs is another research interest. Teaching activities encompass suicide intervention and prevention and he is a nationally known suicide prevention educator/trainer Dr. Feldman consults to the MA National Guard on suicide prevention-related issues and works with the MA Department of Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Program to address the training and educational needs of public safety and public health emergency responders. He is approved trainer for the American Association of Suicidology, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and is a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dr. Feldman is on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide and is Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.