Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Lauren C. Ng is a postdoctoral research fellow for the HSPH François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights’ Research Program on Children and Global Adversity. 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 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 received a National Institutes of Mental Health diversity research supplement grant to support her fellowship at the FXB Center.
Dr. Ng completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Child/Family Concentration at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2012. Her dissertation analyzed the complex associations between genocide experiences, post-genocide risk factors, and mental health in orphaned survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and was awarded the 2012 American Psychological Association Division 52 Student International Research Award. Dr. Ng graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University in 2004, received her MA in Clinical Psychology from USC in 2008, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship with a specialty in Trauma Psychology at USC-Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in 2012.