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Global Mental Health

Monitoring and Evaluation

Establishing methods to monitor the implementation of mental health and psychosocial programming and implementing formal evaluations to assess their impact.

Randomized controlled trial of the Common Elements Treatment Approach to reduce interpersonal violence and alcohol abuse among families in Zambia (2016-2019)

J. C. Kane, S. Skavenski Van Wyk, S. M. Murray, P. Bolton, F. Melendez, C. K. Danielson, P. Chimponda, S. Munthali, L. K. Murray (2017)  Testing the effectiveness of a transdiagnostic treatment approach in reducing violence and alcohol abuse among families in Zambia: study protocol of the Violence and Alcohol Treatment (VATU) trial Journal: Global Mental Health / Volume 4 /

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

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

Tol, W. A., Greene, M. C., Likindikoki, S., Misinzo, L., Ventevogel, P., Bonz, A. G., Bass, J. K. & Mbwambo, J. K. K. (2017) An integrated intervention to reduce intimate partner violence and psychological distress with refugees in low-resource settings: Study protocol for the Nguvu cluster randomized trial BMC Psychiatry. 17, 1, 186.

Feasibility cluster randomized trial of a guided self-help program to reduce psychological distress among refugees in northern Uganda (2016-2017)

Trial of CETA for trauma affected displaced Afro-Colombians in two Colombian communities (2012-2014)

Bonilla-Escobar FJ; Fandiño-Losada A; Martínez-Buitrago DM; Santaella-Tenorio J; Tobón-García D; Muñoz-Morales E; Escobar-Roldan ID; Babcock L; Duarte-Davidson E; Bass JK; Murray LK; Dorsey S; Gutiérrez-Martínez MI; Bolton P (under review) A randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for afro-descendants survivors of systemic violence in Colombia.

Randomized Controlled Trial of Trauma-Focused CBT to Improve OVC HIV Prevention and Well-being​ (2011-2018)

Piloting a guided self-help intervention in a non-controlled trial for South Sudanese refugees in Rhino Camp, Arua, Uganda (2015-2016)

Testing the Impact of a Caregiver Training Intervention for enhancing neurological and cognitive development among HIV-infected and HIV-affected children in Uganda (2012-2016)

Boivin MJ, Nakasujja N, Familiar I, Murray SM, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Shohet C, Givn Dr, Ruisenor-Esudero H, Schut EE, Opoka RO, Bass JK (2017). Effect of caregiver training on neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected children and caregiver mental health: a Ugandan cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
Bass JK, Opoka R, Familiar I, Nakasujja N, Sikorskii A, Awadu J, Givon D, Shohet C, Murray SM, Augustinavicius J, Mendelson T, Boivin M. (2017) Randomized controlled trial of caregiver training for HIV-infected child neurodevelopment and caregiver well-being.  AIDS. 31(13):1877-1883.

Effectiveness of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Among Trauma-Affected Children in Lusaka, Zambia (2012-2015)

Murray LK, Skavenski van Wyk S, Kane JC, Mayeya J, Dorsey S, Cohen, JA, Michalopoulos L, Imasiku M, Bolton P. (2015) Effectiveness of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Among Trauma-Affected Children in Lusaka, Zambia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(8): 761-9.
Kane JC, Murray LK, Cohen J, Dorsey S, Skavenski van Wyk S, Henderson JG, Imasiku M, Mayeya J, Bolton P. (2016). Moderators of treatment response to trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy among youth in Zambia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(10): 1194-1202.

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

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.

Randomized controlled trial of two different psychological treatments (CPT and CETA) for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Iraq (2010-2014)

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.

Intervention trials to (CPT and VSLA) improve mental health, social and economic outcomes for female sexual violence survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (2008-2013)

Bass JK, Annan J, Murray SM, Kaysen D, Griffiths S, Cetinoglu T, Wachter K, Murray LK, Bolton PA. (2013) Controlled trial of psychotherapy for sexual violence survivors in DR Congo. New England Journal of Medicine. 368:2182-91.
Bass J, Murray S, Cole G, Bolton P, Poulton C, Robinette K, Seban J, Falb K, Annan J. Economic, Social and Mental Health Impacts of an Economic Intervention for Female Sexual Violence Survivors in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  Journal of Global Mental Health. 3. DOI: 2016.
Hall BJ, Bolton P, Annan J, Kaysen D, Robinette K, Certinoglu T, Wachter K. & Bass J. The effect of cognitive therapy on structural social capital: Results from a randomized controlled trial among sexual violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. American Journal of Public Health. Jul 17:e1-e7. 2014.

Randomized controlled trial of two different psychological treatments (BA and CPT) for depression, anxiety and trauma symptoms of torture survivors in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (2009-2011)

Bolton P, Bass JK, Zangana GAS, Kamal T, Murray SA, Kaysen D, Lejuez CW, Lindgrent K, Pagoto S, Murray LK, Van Wyk SS, Ahmed AMA, Amin NMM, Rosenblum M. A randomized controlled trial of mental health interventions for survivors of systematic violence in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. BMC Psychiatry, 2014. Dec 31:14:360.  doi:10.1186/s12888-014-0360-2.

Evaluation of a family-based social interaction/community-building activity among Iraqi refugee families currently 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).

Evaluation of a trauma-focused intervention for child sexual abuse survivors in Zambia (2006-2010)

Controlled trial of problem solving intervention with conflict affected population in Aceh, Indonesia (2006-2007)

Bass J, Poudyal B, Tol W, Murray L, Nadison M, Bolton P. (2011) ‘A controlled trial of problem-solving counseling for war-affected adults in Aceh, Indonesia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.’ 2012 Feb. 47(2):279-91.

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.

Evaluation of a group interpersonal therapy program to treat depression among HIV-affected adults in Rural Uganda (2001-2003)

Bolton P, Bass J, Neugebauer R, Verdeli H, Clougherty KF, Wickramaratne P, Speelman L, Ndogoni L, Weissman M. (2003) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. Jun 18;289(23):3117-24.
Bass J, Neugebauer R, Clougherty KF, Verdeli H, Wickramaratne P, Ndogoni L, Speelman L, Weissman M, Bolton P. (2006) Group interpersonal psychotherapy for depression in rural Uganda: 6-month outcomes: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. Jun;188:567-73.
Lewandowski RE, Bolton PA, Feighery A, Bass J, Hamba C, Haroz E, Stavrou V, Ndogoni L, Jean-Pierre A, Verdeli H. (2016) Local perceptions of the impact of group interpersonal psychotherapy in rural Uganda. Glob Ment Health (Camb). Jul 27;3:e23. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2016.15. eCollection 2016.