Dr. Lauren Ng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. She conducts translational psychological science and health disparities research for children, adolescents, and adults. The goal of her research is to reduce mental health disparities for underserved, minority communities in the US and in low- and middle-income countries. She is currently conducting research studies in the US and in Ethiopia.
Her research spans many areas along the translational science pipeline including using qualitative and mixed-methods to develop and adapt interventions, evaluating intervention efficacy and process, and using hybrid effectiveness-implementation methods to increase the likelihood of implementation and sustainability in real world settings. In addition, her research emphasizes bi-directional learning between global and local research and practice settings to improve access to, and quality of, care in the US and around the world.