John Ackerman, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist with the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH). He coordinates community and school-based suicide prevention efforts throughout central and southeastern Ohio. Dr. Ackerman is faculty on the pediatric acute care clinical psychology internship track at NCH. He serves on the Zero Suicide Implementation team at NCH and is the PI on a grant looking at ways to enhance transition care using text-based caring contacts with youth and families. He is involved in training on suicide screening, risk assessment, and safety planning in primary care and community settings. Dr. Ackerman is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and serves on several committees including Youth Suicide Prevention, Autism and Suicide, and the Strategic Media Response Task Force.
Suicide Prevention Coordinator Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital