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Global Mental Health

Refugee and Displaced Persons

Study of effectiveness and implementation of different versions of a mental health intervention among IDPs and Veterans in Ukraine (2017-2018)

Doty SB, Haroz EE, Singh NS, Bodganov S, Bass JK, Murray LK, Callaway KL & Bolton PA. Development and validation of an assessment for mental health and alcohol use problems among conflict-affected people in Ukraine. [under review at Conflict and Health].

Nguvu: Pilot trial of an integrated intervention to reduce intimate partner violence and psychological distress among Congolese refugees in Tanzania (2015-2018)

A novel guided self-help program to reduce psychological distress among South Sudanese refugee women in northern Uganda (2016-2018)

Evaluation of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) for treating common mental health problems among Myanmar refugees living on the Thai border (2010-2014)

Bolton P, Lee C, Haroz EE, Murray L, Dorsey S, Robinson C, Ugueto AM, Bass J. (2014) A transdiagnostic community-based mental health treatment for comorbid disorders: development and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial among Burmese refugees in Thailand. PLoS Med. Nov 11;11(11):e1001757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001757. eCollection 2014 Nov.
Lee, Catherine, et al. Qualitative assessment of displaced persons in Mae Sot, Thailand affected by torture and related violence in Burma. Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 2011, pp. 1–28, Qualitative assessment of displaced persons in Mae Sot, Thailand affected by torture and related violence in Burma.
Haroz, E. E., Bass, J. K., Lee, C., Murray, L. K., Robinson, C., & Bolton, P. (2014). Adaptation and testing of psychosocial assessment instruments for cross-cultural use: an example from the Thailand Burma border. BMC psychology, 2(1), 31. Chicago.

Identifying priority mental health needs of Karenni children living in Thai refugee camp (2010-2013)

Addressing mental health needs of Somali children living in refugee camps in Ethiopia with a Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) (2010-2013)

Murray, L. K., Hall, B., Dorsey, S., Ugeuto, A., Puffer, E. S., Sim, A., Ismael, A., Bass, J., Akiba, C., Lucid, L., Harrison, J., Erikson, A., & Bolton, P. A. (under review). An open trial of a common elements approach for youth in Somali refugee camps.
Hall, B. J., Puffer, E., Murray, L. K., Ismael, A., Bass, J. K., Sim, A., & Bolton, P. A. (2014). The importance of establishing reliability and validity of assessment instruments for mental health problems: An example from Somali children and adolescents living in three refugee camps in Ethiopia. Psychological Injury and Law, 7(2), 153–164.

Evaluation of a family-based social interaction/community-building activity among Iraqi refugee families living in and around Amman, Jordan (2009-2010)

Bass, J., Mendelson, T., Kuwabara, S., Hijazi, Z., & Baca, M. J. (2010). Impact Assessment of a Home-Based Psychosocial Program for Iraqi families in Jordan (pp. 1-37, Rep.). Jordan: International Medical Corps (IMC).

Assistance in program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for Karenni children living in Thai refugee camp (2010-2013)

Evaluation of Mental Health and Psychosocial Interventions for Depression among Displaced War-Affected Adolescents in Northern Uganda (2005-2007)

Bolton P, Bass J, Betancourt T, Speelman L, Onyango G, Clougherty KF, Neugebauer R, Murray L, Verdeli, H. Interventions for Depression Symptoms Among Adolescent Survivors of War and Displacement in Northern Uganda: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2007;298(5):519–527. doi:10.1001/jama.298.5.519.
Betancourt, T. S., Newnham, E. A., Brennan, R. T., Verdeli, H., Borisova, I., Neugebauer, R., ... & Bolton, P. (2012). Moderators of treatment effectiveness for war-affected youth with depression in northern Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(6), 544-550.
Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K., Onyango, G., Lewandowski, E., Speelman, L., Betancourt, T. S., ... Bolton, P. (2008). Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Youth in IDP Camps in Northern Uganda: Adaptation and Training. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17(3), 605-624. DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2008.03.002.
Haroz, E. E., Murray, L. K., Bolton, P., Betancourt, T., & Bass, J. K. (2013). Adolescent resilience in Northern Uganda: the role of social support and prosocial behavior in reducing mental health problems. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23(1), 138-148.
Betancourt, T. S., Bass, J., Borisova, I., Neugebauer, R., Speelman, L., Onyango, G., & Bolton, P. (2009). Assessing local instrument reliability and validity: a field-based example from northern Uganda. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 44(8), 685-692.
Betancourt, T. S., Speelman, L., Onyango, G., & Bolton, P. (2009). A qualitative study of mental health problems among children displaced by war in northern Uganda. Transcultural psychiatry, 46(2), 238-256.

Process evaluation of a mental health screening and referral program for resettled refugees in Baltimore, MD (2012-2015)


Systematic and Desk Reviews

Addressing Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders among Refugees: A Desk Review of Prevention and Treatment Approaches (2017-2018)

Mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in Congolese refugee survivors of gender-based violence: A desk review (2016)