Corbin J. Standley

PhD Candidate in Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University

About Corbin

Standley's research interests lie at the intersection of community psychology, public health, and policy. Broadly, he is interested in equitable community and systems change through the use of data and evaluation. Moreover, he is interested in the application of community psychology in studying suicide and its prevention, particularly in terms of policy change and community-level approaches to prevention. Standley also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

In the News

"Suicide Prevention Month, the Importance of Mental Health," Corbin J. Standley, Interview with Kalie Marantette, WLNS 6 News, September 20, 2020.
"Break Down the Walls No. 2," Corbin J. Standley, Interview with Grendel and Greg, Punk Rock Pariah Podcast, April 15, 2020.
"Tougher Anti-Bullying, Suicide Bills for Michigan Schools Continue to Languish, but There May Be Hope," Corbin J. Standley, Interview with Rachel Greco, Lansing State Journal, February 2, 2020.
Interview on youth suicide prevention Corbin J. Standley, The Sci-Files, WDBM, November 17, 2019.
Corbin J. Standley quoted on trends in suicide in Michigan by Kara Berg, "Suicides among People 65 and Older, Under 25 Rise in Lansing Area" Lansing State Journal, September 27, 2019.
Corbin J. Standley quoted on need for statewide collaboration on suicide prevention in Michigan by Mikenzie Frost, "Push for Suicide Prevention Commission Continues: "It Could Save Lives"" WWMT, June 20, 2019.
Corbin J. Standley quoted on importance of funding to prevent suicide at Weber State by Mike Anderson, "WSU Grant to Support Suicide Prevention" KSL, December 20, 2018.
Guest to discuss suicide prevention on Open Line, Corbin J. Standley, May 3, 2018.


"How I Used Community Psychology Values to Foster State-Level Change" The Community Psychologist (2021).

Discusses using community psychology values to foster state-level policy change through recent examples of research-informed legislation and youth engagement in advocacy in Michigan.

"Intersectionality, Social Support, and Youth Suicidality: A Socioecological Approach to Prevention" (with Pennie Foster-Fishman). Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 51, no. 2 (2021): 203-211.

Finds that youth with intersecting marginalized identities report greater rates of suicidality, and finds that family, school, and community social support can be a protective factor against suicide among youth.

"Expanding Our Paradigms: Intersectional and Socioecological Approaches to Suicide Prevention" Death Studies (2020).

Discusses social identity and its relation to suicide risk. Reviews the literature on these topics. Highlights importance of paying attention to the unique experiences of youth through the study of intersectionality and using socioecological models in our research moving forward.

"Out of the Darkness: Prevention and Advocacy as Healing" in Still With Us: Voices of Sibling Suicide Loss Survivors, edited by Lena M.Q. Heilmann (DBI Publishers, 2019).

Discusses how advocacy and prevention work can aid in healing after a suicide loss.

"Social Support & Youth Suicide: An Intersectional and Socioecological Approach," Tri-County Lifesavers, August 6, 2019.

Finds youth with multiple marginalized identities are at increased risk for suicide. Finds social support serves as a protective factor for suicide among youth.

"Tri-County Youth Suicide: Preliminary Data Report," Tri-County Lifesavers, May 1, 2018.

Finds youth with minority identities are at increased risk for suicide.