Dr. Lauren Ng is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Child/Family Concentration at the University of Southern California (USC). Her doctoral research focused on the complex associations between genocide experiences, post-genocide risk factors, and mental health in orphaned survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Dr. Ng conducted her clinical internship with a specialty in Trauma Psychology at USC-Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University in 2004.
Her work focuses on the psychological impact of war, conflict, and daily hardships on children and families, risk and resilience factors in child and adolescent global mental health, and the development and assessment of culturally-appropriate evidence-based interventions for trauma and its correlates.
- University of Southern California, PhD
- University of Southern California, MA
- Yale University, BA
- Published on 6/1/2017
Nduwimana E, Mukunzi S, Ng LC, Kirk CM, Bizimana JI, Betancourt TS. Mental Health of Children Living in Foster Families in Rural Rwanda: The Role of HIV and the Family Environment. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jun; 21(6):1518-1529. PMID: 27578000.
- Published on 5/15/2017
Betancourt TS, Ng LC, Kirk CM, Brennan RT, Beardslee WR, Stulac S, Mushashi C, Nduwimana E, Mukunzi S, Nyirandagijimana B, Kalisa G, Rwabukwisi CF, Sezibera V. Family-based promotion of mental health in children affected by HIV: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug; 58(8):922-930. PMID: 28504307.
- Published on 4/11/2017
Ng LC, López B, Pritchard M, Deng D. Posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, and reconciliation in South Sudan. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 Jun; 52(6):705-714. PMID: 28401274.
- Published on 4/7/2017
Koenen KC, Ratanatharathorn A, Ng L, McLaughlin KA, Bromet EJ, Stein DJ, Karam EG, Meron Ruscio A, Benjet C, Scott K, Atwoli L, Petukhova M, Lim CCW, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Bunting B, Ciutan M, de Girolamo G, Degenhardt L, Gureje O, Haro JM, Huang Y, Kawakami N, Lee S, Navarro-Mateu F, Pennell BE, Piazza M, Sampson N, Ten Have M, Torres Y, Viana MC, Williams D, Xavier M, Kessler RC. Posttraumatic stress disorder in the World Mental Health Surveys. Psychol Med. 2017 Oct; 47(13):2260-2274. PMID: 28385165.
- Published on 10/1/2016
Smith Fawzi MC, Ng L, Kanyanganzi F, Kirk C, Bizimana J, Cyamatare F, Mushashi C, Kim T, Kayiteshonga Y, Binagwaho A, Betancourt TS. Mental Health and Antiretroviral Adherence Among Youth Living With HIV in Rwanda. Pediatrics. 2016 Oct; 138(4). PMID: 27677570.
- Published on 8/1/2016
Ng LC, Petruzzi LJ, Greene MC, Mueser KT, Borba CP, Henderson DC. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Social and Occupational Functioning of People With Schizophrenia. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016 Aug; 204(8):590-8. PMID: 27105458.
- Published on 6/28/2016
Betancourt T, Smith Fawzi MC, Stevenson A, Kanyanganzi F, Kirk C, Ng L, Mushashi C, Bizimana JI, Beardslee W, Raviola G, Smith S, Kayiteshonga Y, Binagwaho A. Ethics in Community-Based Research with Vulnerable Children: Perspectives from Rwanda. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157042. PMID: 27351337.
- Published on 5/19/2016
Ng LC, Harerimana B. Mental health care in post-genocide Rwanda: evaluation of a program specializing in posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2016; 3. PMID: 27610238.
- Published on 3/14/2016
Ng LC, Magidson JF, Hock RS, Joska JA, Fekadu A, Hanlon C, Galler JR, Safren SA, Borba CP, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Proposed Training Areas for Global Mental Health Researchers. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):679-85. PMID: 26976395.
- Published on 3/1/2016
Chaudhury S, Brown FL, Kirk CM, Mukunzi S, Nyirandagijimana B, Mukandanga J, Ukundineza C, Godfrey K, Ng LC, Brennan RT, Betancourt TS. Exploring the potential of a family-based prevention intervention to reduce alcohol use and violence within HIV-affected families in Rwanda. AIDS Care. 2016 Mar; 28 Suppl 2:118-29. PMID: 27392007.
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