Faculty Publications

2021

Kaveh Khoshnood
Background Displaced Syrians face psychiatric morbidity often resulting from displacement-related stressors (eg, resource scarcity). Both men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women among the displaced Syrians are particularly vulnerable to mental health challenges given that they also...
Kaveh Khoshnood
Background: Chronic disease and depression are primary contributors to morbidity among displaced and local populations.   Aims: This study aims to address the prevalence for and risk factors of comorbid depression among Jordanian and Syrian women with known chronic disease.   Methods: To provide...
Louisa Lombard
One of the defining features of the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) since 2013 has been massive displacement. Currently, about a quarter of the country’s population is displaced. People who have been forcibly displaced, whether internally or abroad, and people who stayed behind this...
Hani Mowafi
Background: Arabic-speaking refugees are the largest group of resettled persons in the United States since 2008, yet little is known about their rates of healthcare access, utilization and satisfaction. Methods: From January to December 2019, a household survey was conducted of Arabic-speaking...
Angelica Ponguta
National-level monitoring of quality of early childhood education (ECE) is key to achieving inclusive and equitable education. Most countries report structural quality while process characteristics are rarely observed at the national level. This study examined the associations between ECE and...
Angelica Ponguta
Family engagement in early learning and education is considered a key predictor of children’s development. However, little is known about the link between family engagement in early learning opportunities in sociocultural diverse contexts, particularly in low- and-middle-income countries....
Angelica Ponguta
Quality early childhood development (ECD) settings that address children’s needs holistically provide safe and nurturing opportunities for children to thrive. We evaluated, through a quasi-experimental design, the impact of a social-emotional skills-building program (Pisotón) across ECD...
Michael Skonieczny
During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person cadaveric dissection to teach anatomy was often omitted. While knowledge-based assessment can be evaluated via remote exams, soft skills (e.g., reflections on the topic of death) can often be overlooked. This study aims to quantitatively investigate how...
Elisabeth Wood
Scholars increasingly call for documentation and analysis of specific forms of conflict-related sexual violence. Moreover, accountability for crimes is stronger when specific patterns of victimization are documented. This article introduces the Repertoires of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (...
Teferi Adem
This chapter discusses some of the moral economic and kinship-based affective issues that influence the decisions of rural youth from South Wollo to move to Saudi Arabia as irregular labour migrants. This goal is achieved by examining the kinds of culturally expected entitlements and sentimentally...