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Corbin J. Standley is a Ph.D. student and University Distinguished Fellow in the Ecological-Community Psychology program at Michigan State University. His research interests lie at the intersection of social, clinical, and community psychology. Broadly, he is interested in equitable community and systems change through the use of data, evaluation, and intervention. Moreover, he is interested in the application of community psychology in studying suicide and its prevention, particularly in terms of community- and systems-level approaches to prevention.

Corbin graduated summa cum laude with his B.S. in psychology from Weber State University in 2015. While at WSU, he worked as a Student Community Research Coordinator at the institution’s Center for Community Engaged Learning. He also served in numerous leadership roles, including President of the Honors Student Advisory Board and Chapter President for The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Corbin also had the opportunity to travel to Peru, England, France, and Italy on study abroad and humanitarian trips, both of which influenced his interest in community psychology. Before coming to Michigan State University, Corbin worked as the Research Analyst for the Neuro-Oncology group at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Corbin has both professional and personal interests in suicide prevention. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, was a member of the NUHOPE Suicide Prevention Task Force, and was also a board member for the Legacy Survivors Group in Utah. These efforts earned him the Utah Campus Compact Presidential Award for Community Engaged Alumnus for Weber State University in the spring of 2017. He continues to be involved in prevention efforts in both Utah and Michigan. He is a member of the tri-county LifeSavers suicide prevention coalition and the Capital Area Health Alliance Mental Health Partnership Council. Corbin also serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.