NIMH Global Mental Health Webinar Series: What Early Career Researchers Need to Know About Conducting Mental Health Research in Humanitarian and Complex Settings

Date: 
4 October 2013

About the Webinar Series

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is excited to announce a webinar series for early career investigators interested in pursuing careers in global mental health research. This free series is intended to facilitate sharing knowledge, tools, and sustainable research-based strategies with researchers, government agencies, NGOs, and health care institutions to reduce the mental health treatment gap in low- and middle-income countries.

Who Should Attend

The webinars are appropriate for new and early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, policy makers, NGO staff, and anyone interested in learning more about global mental hea

What Early Career Researchers Need to Know About Conducting Mental Health Research in Humanitarian and Complex Settings

About the speaker:

Lauren C. Ng, PhD, has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is an NIMH-supported postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights’ Research Program on Children and Global Adversity.  Her primary areas of interest are child protection and interventions for youth exposed to chronic violence and adversity, including family, school, and community maltreatment. 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.  Dr. Ng’s work in global mental health has been conducted primarily in Rwanda, and she is currently working with Dr. Theresa Betancourt to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based prevention intervention for children affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Rwanda.  Dr. Ng completed her doctorate at the University of Southern California and her bachelor’s degree at Yale University.