Dr. Hirsch is an Associate Professor, and Assistant Chair of Assessment and Research, in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Rural Psychological and Physical Health.
Dr. Hirsch received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming (2003). He completed his clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Syracuse, New York (2002-2003), and was awarded an NIMH NRSA Research Fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Psychiatry, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (2003-2006). In 2006-2007, Dr. Hirsch was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology. He maintains a research appointment at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, as well as in the College of Public Health at ETSU, and as a Research Scientist at the Mountain Home VAMC.
Dr. Hirsch currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Cognitive Therapy and Research and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and is a Consultant and Investigator on numerous Foundation and NIH grants. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has presented his work more than 250 times at professional conferences. He is a current member of the Committee on Rural Health, for the American Psychological Association.