Dr. Abdoulaye Bah joins AFGs Board of Directors

Abdoulaye BahDr. Abdoulaye Bah, a native of Guinea, is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Suicide Prevention Institute at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. For the last six years, he has been the principal investigator for the development of training tools geared towards addressing issues of behavioral health within the Army (Life Preservation Training Courses and Peer Advising System). Dr. Bah has worked in collaboration with the Army Research Laboratory, US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), and the Army Office of the G-1 to address issues of suicidal ideation and behavior amongst troops. As a result of his work, a unique tool for raising awareness and strengthening self-efficacy, Beyond the Front, was created and adopted for an Army-wide stand down in March 2009. Dr. Bah is also instrumental in the development of the Life Preservation Index, a risk assessment tool that can be used to identify and compute the prevalence rate of at-risk individuals for suicidal behavior in a group. In his capacity as a Director of the Center, he has conducted many projects providing research and services to the military and has received over $5,000,000.00 in funding from the US Army during the last three years. Dr. Bah speaks fluent English and French, as well as Fulani and Susu.

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