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GSSWGraduate School of Social Work

Anthony Fulginiti

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Southern California


  • suicide prevention
  • stigma and identity disclosure
  • social connectedness, suicide risk and other risk-taking behavior
  • suicide survivorship
  • social network analysis
  • intervention development


Assistant Professor Anthony Fulginiti is broadly interested in understanding and developing ways to leverage social connections to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with experiences of suicidal thinking and behavior among vulnerable populations. His work is built upon the core belief that a strong practice and research partnership is invaluable to effective, innovative and sustained suicide prevention efforts.

The purpose of Fulginiti’s current research is to shed light on the process of disclosure decision-making around suicidal thoughts and behavior, as well as other stigmatized statuses. He relies upon a number of methodological strategies, including the use of social network analysis, to determine how characteristics of individuals, their relationships and larger social networks interact to affect disclosure processes.

Fulginiti is a clinical social worker who has nearly a decade of professional experience with adults and young adults in psychiatric care (inpatient and emergency room settings) and oncology care (inpatient and outpatient settings). His teaching interests primarily focus on mental health assessment and diagnosis, as well research development and evaluation.

See Web page and CV.