Lauren Ng, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of Southern California
MA, University of Southern California
BA, Yale University

Dr. Lauren C. Ng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a Clinical Psychologist at Boston Medical Center. Her research focuses on the mediators and moderators of, and interventions for, psychological outcomes of trauma exposure in low- and middle-income countries and low resource settings in the United States. The ultimate goal of her research is to increase access to effective and culturally appropriate mental health services and to reduce disparities in care and the burden of mental illness in some of the most vulnerable populations around the world. She is currently the principal investigator of a K23 patient-oriented mentored career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to assess the feasibility, effectiveness and implementation of an evidence-based intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with serious mental illness in Ethiopian primary care clinics.

Her clinical specialty is providing evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapies to diverse, primarily low-income, child and adult clients coping with PTSD. She currently sees clients who are refugees and asylum seekers through the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights.

She has completed two NIMH funded postdoctoral research fellowships in global mental health; the first at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the second at the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her PhD from the University of Southern California and her BA from Yale University.

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  1. Ng LC, Hook K, Hailemariam M, Selamu M, Fekadu A, Hanlon C. Experience of traumatic events in people with severe mental illness in a low-income country: a qualitative study. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2023 Dec 05; 17(1):45. PMID: 38053187; PMCID: PMC10699012; DOI: 10.1186/s13033-023-00616-4;
  2. Barnett ML, Puffer ES, Ng LC, Jaguga F. 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. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2023; 10:e26. PMID: 37854408; PMCID: PMC10579690; DOI: 10.1017/gmh.2023.19;
  3. Ng LC. Editorial: Youth Psychotherapy Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Throughout the World: Beyond Efficacy, Toward Accessibility. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Aug; 62(8):850-852. PMID: 37075887
  4. Ng LC, Miller AN, Bowers G, Cheng Y, Brigham R, Tai MH, Smith AM, Mueser KT, Fortuna LR, Coles M. 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. Behav Res Ther. 2023 Jun; 165:104310.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37040669
  5. Ng LC, Oblath R, Brigham R, Tai MH, Coles M. Development and pilot testing of a five item traumatic stress screener for use with adolescents in pediatric primary care. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2022 Aug 23; 16(1):71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35999580; PMCID: PMC9397184; DOI: 10.1186/s13034-022-00501-x;
  6. Bird C, Bowers G, Piwowarczyk L, Ng LC. Demographic characteristics, torture experiences, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among asylum seekers and refugees persecuted for same-sex behaviors. J Trauma Stress. 2022 Aug; 35(4):1167-1176.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35315140
  7. Ng LC, Solomon JS, Ameresekere M, Bass J, Henderson DC, Chakravarty S. Development of the South Sudan Mental Health Assessment Scale. Transcult Psychiatry. 2022 Jun; 59(3):274-291.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34898333; PMCID: PMC9575559; DOI: 10.1177/13634615211059711;
  8. Molebatsi K, Ng LC, Chiliza B. 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. 2021 Sep 03; 7(1):170. PMID: 34479640; PMCID: PMC8414703; DOI: 10.1186/s40814-021-00904-1;
  9. Hook K, Ametaj A, Cheng Y, Serba EG, Henderson DC, Hanlon C, Ng LC. Psychotherapy in a resource-constrained setting: Understanding context for adapting and integrating a brief psychological intervention into primary care. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2021 Dec; 58(4):557-575.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34410763; PMCID: PMC8664957; DOI: 10.1037/pst0000364;
  10. Ng LC, Serba EG, Dubale BW, Fekadu A, Hanlon C. 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. 2021 Jul 30; 7(1):149. PMID: 34330334; PMCID: PMC8323310; DOI: 10.1186/s40814-021-00883-3;
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