Publications

Recent Articles

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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Spencer, A. E., Oblath, R., Sheldrick, R. C., Ng, L. C., Silverstein, M., & Garg, A. (2021). Social Determinants of Health and ADHD Symptoms in Preschool-Age Children. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054721996458
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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 Stress Disorder 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. (2020) 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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Articles In Press

Hook, K., Ametaj; A., Cheng, Y., Serba, E.G., Hanlon, C., Henderson, D.C & Ng, L.C. (In Press). Psychotherapy in a Resource-Constrained Setting: Understanding Context for Adapting and Integrating a Brief Psychological Intervention into Primary Care. Psychotherapy.

Ng, L.C., Solomon, J., Ameresekere, M., Bass, J., Henderson, D. & Chakravarty, S. (In Press). Integrating mental health and international economic development: Development of the South Sudan Mental Health Assessment Scale. Transcultural Psychiatry.

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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