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Bird, C., Somantri, A. R., Narasimhan, R., Lee, I., Bowers, G., Loo, S., Piwowarczyk, L., & Ng, L. C. (2024). Mental health disparities of sexual minority refugees and asylum seekers: Provider perspectives on trauma exposure, symptom presentation, and treatment approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000731
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Ng, L. C., Hook, K., Hailemariam, M., Selamu, M., Fekadu, A., & Hanlon, C. (2023) Experience of traumatic events in people with severe mental illness in a low-income country: a qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 17(45). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13033-023-00616-4
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Aguilar Silvan, Y., & Ng, L. (2023). Integrating familismo in evidence-based trauma therapies to increase treatment engagement among Latine youth. Trauma Psychology News, 18(2), 26-30. https://traumapsychnews.com
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Barnett, M., Puffer, E., Ng, L., & Jaguga, F. (2023). Effective training practices for non-specialist providers to promote high quality mental health intervention delivery: A narrative Review with four case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia and the United States. Cambridge Prisms: Global Mental Health, 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1017/gmh.2023.19
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Ng, L. C., (2023). Editorial: Youth psychotherapy interventions in low- and middle-income countries and throughout the world: Beyond efficacy, towards accessibility. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2023.04.006
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Ng, L. C., Miller, A. N., Bowers, G., Cheng, Y., Brigham, R., Tai, M. H., Smith, A. M., Mueser, K. T., Fortuna, L. R., & Coles, M. (2023). A pragmatic feasibility trial of the Primary Care Intervention for PTSD: A health service delivery model to reduce health disparities for low-income and BIPOC youth. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 165, 104310.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2023.104310
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Ng, L. C., Oblath, R., Brigham, R., Tai, M. H., & Coles, M. (2022). Development and pilot testing of a five item traumatic stress screener for use with adolescents in pediatric primary care. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-022-00501-x
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Bird, C., Bowers, G., Piwowarczyk, L., & Ng, L. C. (2022). Demographic characteristics, torture experiences, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among asylum seekers and refugees persecuted for same-sex behaviors. Journal of traumatic stress, 10.1002/jts.22827. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22827
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Ng, L.C., Solomon, J., Ameresekere, M., Bass, J., Henderson, D. & Chakravarty, S. (2022). Integrating mental health and international economic development: Development of the South Sudan Mental Health Assessment Scale. Transcultural Psychiatry.  https://doi.org/10.1177/13634615211059711
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Spencer, A. E., Oblath, R., Sheldrick, R. C., Ng, L. C., Silverstein, M., & Garg, A. (2022). Social determinants of health and ADHD symptoms in preschool-age children. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054721996458
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Ng, L., & Basu, A., (2021). Trauma and diversity: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) principles operationalized through the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) framework. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, StressPoints.
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Demissie, M., Hanlon, C., Ng, L., Mayston, R., Abayneh, S., & Fekadu, A. (2021). Development of a psychological intervention for people with bipolar disorder in rural Ethiopia. BJPsych Open, 7(5), E168. doi:10.1192/bjo.2021.9991
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Namakula, S., Nabachwa, A. G., Carlson, C., Namy, S., Nkwanzi, V., Ng, L., & Galaway, K. (2021). Trauma-informed phone interviews: Learning from the COVID-19 quarantine. Best Practice in Mental Health17(1), 18–27.
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Molebatsi, K., Ng, L.C. & Chiliza, B. (2021). A culturally adapted brief intervention for post-traumatic stress disorder in people with severe mental illness in Botswana: protocol for a randomised feasibility trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 7(170) . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-021-00904-1
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Hook, K., Ametaj, A., Cheng, Y., Serba, E. G., Henderson, D. C., Hanlon, C., & Ng, L. C. (2021). Psychotherapy in a resource-constrained setting: Understanding context for adapting and integrating a brief psychological intervention into primary care. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.), doi:10.1037/pst0000364. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000364
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Ng, L.C., Serba, E.G., Dubale, B.W., Fekadu, A., Hanlon, C. (2021) Posttraumatic stress disorder intervention for people with severe mental illness in a low-income country primary care setting: A randomized feasibility trial protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 7(149). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-021-00883-3
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Gilmoor, A., Vallath, S., Peters, R., Van der Ben, D., & Ng, L. (2021). Adapting the Trauma History Questionnaire for use in a population of homeless people with severe mental illness in Tamil Nadu, India: Qualitative study. BJPsych Open. 7(4), E122. doi:10.1192/bjo.2021.952
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Ametaj, A.A., Hook, K., Cheng, Y. Serba, E.G., Hanlon, C., Fekadu, A., Koenen, K.C., & Ng, L.C. (2021). Traumatic Events and Post-traumatic Severe Mental Illness in a non-Western Setting: Data from Rural Ethiopia for Individuals with Severe Mental Illness. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice. doi:  10.1037/tra0001006.
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Srivastava, A., Miller, A., Coles, M.S., Brigham, R., Petersen, E.R., Kreida, E., Mueser, K.T. & Ng, L. C. (2021). Development of a brief PTSD intervention for adolescent medicine primary care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
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Harerimana, B., Kerr, M., Csiernik, R., Ng, L.C., Rutembesa, E., & Forchuk, C. (2021). Predicting the Contribution of Age at First Substance Use and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Later Addiction Severity in a Clinical Sample from Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Prevention and Treatment. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi: 10.1007/s11469-020-00449-z.
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Demissie, M., Hanlon, C., Ng, L.C., Fekadu, A. & Mayston, R. (2021). Why doesn’t God say “enough”? Experience of living with bipolar disorder in rural Ethiopia. Social Science and Medicine, 270. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113625.
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Prom, M.C., Canelos, V., Fernandez, P.J., Barnett, K.G., Gordon, C.M., Pace, C.A. & Ng, L.C. (2021) Implementation of Integrated Behavioral Health Care in a Large Medical Center: Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. doi: 10.1007/s11414-020-09742-0.
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Previous Articles

Ng, L. C., Stevenson, A., Kalapurakkel, S. S., Hanlon, C., Seedat, S., Harerimana, B., Chiliza, B., Koenen, K. C. (2020). National and regional prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS Medicine, 17(5). doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003090.
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Ng, L. C., Medhin, G., Hanlon, C. & Fekadu, A. (2019). Trauma exposure, depression, suicidal ideation, and alcohol use in people with severe mental disorder in Ethiopia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Jul;54(7):835-842. doi: 10.1007/s00127-019-01673-2.
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Demissie, M., Hanlon, C., Birhane, R., Ng, L. C., Medhin, G., Fekadu, A. (2018) Psychological interventions for bipolar disorder in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review. BJPsych Open, 4(5): 375-384. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2018.46.
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Ng, L. C., Lopez, B. L., Pritchard, M. & Deng, D. (2017). Posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, and reconciliation in South Sudan. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52(6): 705-714. doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1376-y.
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Koenen, K.C., Ratanatharathorn, A., Ng, L. C., McLaughlin, K.A., Bromet, E.J., Stein, D.J., Karam, E. G., Meron Ruscio, A., Benjet, C., Scott, K., Atwoli, L., Petukhova, M., Lim, C. C. W., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Al-Hamzawi, A., Alonso, J., Bunting, B., Ciutan, M., de Girolamo, G., Degenhardt, L., Gureje, O., Haro, J. M., Huang, Y., Kawakami, N., Lee, S., Navarro-Mateu, F., Pennell, B. E., Piazza, M., Sampson, N., ten Have, M., Torres, Y., Viana, M. C., Williams, D., Xavier, M., Kessler, R.C. (2017). Posttraumatic stress disorder in the World Mental Health Surveys. Psychological Medicine, 47(13): 2260-2274. doi:10.1017/S0033291717000708.
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Betancourt, T. S., Ng, L. C., Kirk, C. M., Brennan, R. T., Beardslee, W., Stulac, S. N., Mushashi, C., Nduwimana, E., Mukunzi, S., Nyirandagijimana, B., Kalisa, G., Cyamatare, F. R., & Sezibera, V. (2017). Family-based promotion of mental health in children affected by HIV: A pilot randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(8): 922-930. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12729.
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Smith Fawzi, M. C., Ng, L. C., Kanyanganzi, F., Kirk, C. M., Bizimana, J. I., Cyamatare, F. R., Mushashi, C., Kim, T., Kayiteshonga, Y., Binagwaho, A. & Betancourt, T. S. (2016). Mental Health and Antiretroviral Adherence Among Youth Living With HIV in Rwanda. Pediatrics, 138(4). doi: 1542/peds.2015-3235.
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Nduwimana, E., Mukunzi, S., Ng, L. C., Kirk, C. M., Bizimana, J. I., & Betancourt, T. S. (2016) Mental health of HIV-affected children living in foster families in Rwanda. (2016). AIDS and Behavior, 21(6): 1518-1529. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1482-y.
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Betancourt T. S., Smith Fawzi M. C., Stevenson A., Kanyanganzi F., Kirk C. M., Ng L. C., Mushashi, C., Bizimana, J. I., Beardslee, W., Raviola, G., Smith, S., Kayiteshonga, Y. & Binagwago A. Ethics in community-based research with vulnerable children: Perspectives from Rwanda (2016). PLoS One. 2016 Jun 28;11(6):e0157042. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157042. PubMed PMID: 27351337.
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Chaudhury, S., Brown, F.L., Kirk, C.M., Mukunzi, S., Nyirandagijimana, B., Mukandanga, J., Ukundineza, C., Godfrey, K., Ng, L.C., Brennan, R.T. & Betancourt, T.S. (2016). Exploring the potential of a family-based prevention intervention to reduce alcohol use and violence within HIV-affected families in Rwanda. AIDS Care, 28(Sup2), 118-129. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1176686
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Ng, L. C. & Harerimana, B. Mental health care in post-genocide Rwanda: Evaluation of a program specializing in posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse (2016). Global Mental Health, 3, e18 (18 pages). doi:10.1017/gmh.2016.12
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Ng, L. C., Petruzzi, L.J., Greene, M.C., Mueser, K.T., Borba, C.P.C. & Henderson, D.C. (2016). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and social and occupational functioning of people with schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 204(8): 590-598. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000523
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Ng, L. C., Magidson, J. F., Hock, R. S., Joska, J. A., Fekadu, A., Hanlon, C., Galler, J. R., Safren, S. A., Borba, C. P. C., Fricchione, G. L., & Henderson, D. C. (2016). Proposed training areas for global mental health researchers. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4): 679-685. doi: 10.1007/s40596-016-0518-y
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Ng, L. C., Hanlon, C., Yimer, G., Henderson, D. C., & Fekadu, A. (2015). Ethics in global health research: The need for balance. The Lancet Global Health, 3(9), e516-517. doi: 10.1016/s2214-109x(15)00095-9
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Borba, C., Ng, L. C., Stevenson, A., Vesga-Lopez, O., Harris, B., Parnarouskis, L., Gray, D. A., Carney, J. R., Domínguez, S., Wang, E. K. S., Boxill, R., Song, S. & Henderson, D. C. (2015). A mental health needs assessment of children and adolescents in post-conflict Liberia: Results from a quantitative key informant survey. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 9(1): 56-70. doi: 10.1080/17542863.2015.1106569
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Ng, L. C., Ahishakiye, N., Miller, D. E., & Meyerowitz, B. E. (2015a). Life after genocide: Mental health, education, and social support of orphaned survivors. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 4(2), 83-97. doi: 10.1037/ipp0000031
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Ng, L. C., Ahishakiye, N., Miller, D. E., & Meyerowitz, B. E. (2015b). Narrative characteristics of genocide testimonies predict posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms years later. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 7(3), 303-311. doi: 10.1037/tra0000024
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Ng, L. C., Kirk, C. M., Kanyanganzi, F., Smith Fawzi, M. C., Sezibera, V., Shema, E., Bizimana, J. I., Cyamatare, F. & Betancourt, T. S. (2015). Risk and protective factors for suicidal ideation and behaviour in Rwandan children. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(3), 262-268. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154591
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Magidson, J. F., Stevenson, A., Ng, L. C., Hock, R. S., Borba, C. P., Namey, L. B., Carney, J., Joska, J. A., Kagee, A., Fekadu, A., Bangsberg, D. R., Safren, S. A., Fricchione, G. L., Henderson, D. C. (2015). Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program: A new fellowship in global mental health. Academic Psychiatry, 40(4): 695-697. doi: 10.1007/s40596-015-0388-8
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Ng, L. C., Kanyanganzi, F., Munyanah, M., Mushashi, C., & Betancourt, T. S. (2014). Developing and validating the Youth Conduct Problems Scale-Rwanda: A mixed methods approach. PloS One, 9(6), e100549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100549
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Betancourt, T. S., Ng, L. C., Kirk, C. M., Munyanah, M., Mushashi, C., Ingabire, C., Teta, S., Beardslee, W. R., Brennan, R. T., Zahn, I., Stulac, S., Cyamatare, F. R. & Sezibera, V. (2014). Family-based prevention of mental health problems in children affected by HIV and AIDS: An open trial. AIDS, 28 Suppl 3, S359-368. doi: 10.1097/qad.0000000000000336
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Chapters and Reports

Meyerowitz, B. E. & Ng, L. C. (In Press). Survey Results on Distress and Resilience. In D. E. Miller (Author), Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda (pp. appendix). University of California Press.

Ratanatharathorn, A., Ng, L. C., Navarro-Mateu, F., & Koenen, K. (2018). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In Scott, P. De Jonge, D. Stein, & R. Kessler (Eds.), Mental Disorders Around the World: Facts and Figures from the WHO World Mental Health Surveys(pp. 153-166). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316336168.011.

Ng, L. C., & Betancourt, T. S. (2018). Risk and resilience: The physical and mental health of female civilians during war. In N. Cahn, D. Haynes, F. N. Aolain & N. Valji (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199300983.

Deng, D. K., Lopez, B., Pritchard, M., & Ng, L. C. (2015). Search for a new beginning: Perceptions of truth, justice, reconciliation and healing in South Sudan. Juba, South Sudan: South Sudan Law Society.

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