Professor Natasha Frost is working to address the disproportionately high suicide rate in a particular profession within the Massachusetts community. Since Frost joined the faculty at Northeastern in 2005, she has invested her time in research pertaining to punishment and social control.
Frost explains that correctional officers in the state of Massachusetts take their own lives at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country. She and her research partner, Dr. Carlos Monteiro ’15, are working alongside the Massachusetts Department of Correction to gain insight into patterns that may be predictive of suicide or suicidal thoughts. Read more about her research, concerns, and longer term vision for the ongoing project on News@Northeastern.