Rachel Doyle

Rachel Doyle
  • Current Intern: Yale University School of Medicine – Pediatric Gender Program
  • BA (2013) Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
  • MA (2020) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045


I am interested in understanding risk factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, emotion dysregulation, and depression, especially among gender-variant and sexual-minority youth who are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts and psychopathology.

Selected Publications

Doyle, R.L., Fite, P. J. (in press, 2022) Informant discrepancies in reports of suicidality among school age youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-022-01412-w

Fite, P. J., Cooley, J. L., Tampke, E. C., Hesse, D. R., Doyle, R. L. (2022). The role of emotion dysregulation in the links between sibling victimization and internalizing symptoms in middle childhood. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-022-09956-w

Doyle, R. L., Fite, P. J. (2021). Indicators of suicidal outcomes among 6-12-year-old treatment seeking youth. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01162-1

Fite, P. J., Díaz, K. I., & Doyle, R. L. (2020) Does behavioral dysregulation moderate the links between contextual factors and substance use among detained youth?. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 29(2), 143-154. https://doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2021.1907265

Abel, M. R., Poquiz, J. L., Fite, P. J., & Doyle, R. L. (2020). Reactive aggression and suicidal behaviors in children receiving outpatient psychological services: The moderating role of hyperactivity and inattention. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 51(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-0090

Selected Presentations

Jackson, A., Guler, J., Doyle, R. L., & Kassin, S. (2022). A Systematic Review of the Association Between ADHD and Non-suicidal Self-injury in Depressed and Anxious Young People. In 2022 Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference. Denver, CO.

Doyle, R. L., Fite, P.J. (2020). Indicators of Suicidal Outcomes Among 6-12-Year-Old Treatment Seeking Youth.In 2020 ABCT Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Doyle, R. L., Thompson, M. F., Tocco, K., & Primack, J. M. (2018). The Role of Values and Perceived Social Support in Suicidal Intent and Attempt in Veterans Hospitalized with Suicidality. In Veteran Affairs National Research Week. Providence, RI.

Doyle, R. L., Primack, J. M., & Miller, I. W. (2015). High Risk Suicidal Veterans: Characterizing an Inpatient Psychiatric Sample: Veterans Coping Long-term with Active Suicide Program. In VA Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) National Meeting. Philadelphia, PA.

Doyle, R. L. (2011). Post Conflict Management of Mental Health: Former Child Soldiers, PTSD, and Mental Health in Gulu. In School for International Training. Kampala, Uganda.