Publications

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Chu, T., Espinosa, A., & Hallock, R. "Secondary traumatic stress and burnout among refugee resettlement workers: The role of coping and emotional intelligence." Journal of Traumatic Stress. 

 2018

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Chu, T., & Krivitsky, L. "West African immigrant perspectives on female genital cutting: Experiences, attitudes and implications for mental health service providers." Journal of International Migration and Integration. 

 2018

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., & Conteh, J.A.  "The emergence of counseling in Sierra Leone." Journal of Counseling and Development.

2018 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Clay, R.A., De las Fuentes, C., Lewis, G.N., Walsh, F. "In search of hope and home." APA

2017

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. & Sicalides E.  "Female genital cutting in the United States: Implications for mental health services." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice,47(5), 356-362. 

2016 

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Mirpuri, S., Chu, T., Keatley, E. & Rasmussen, A. "Made in America: Perspectives on Friendship in West African Immigrant Families." Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(9): 2765–2777.

2016

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., & Chu, T.  "Exploring Female Genital Cutting among Survivors of Torture." Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0419-x

2016

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. "Displaced African female survivors of conflict-related sexual violence: Challenges for service providers." Violence Against Women, 20(6), 677-694.

2014

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. & Smith, H.  "Evolution of family policies in post-conflict Sierra Leone." Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 4-13. 
2012 

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Keatley, E. & Rasmussen, A. "Responding to secondary traumatic stress: A pilot study of torture treatment programs in the United States." 
Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 232-235. 
2012

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. "Using group work to rebuild family and community ties among displaced African men."  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 37(2), 95-112. 
2012  

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. & O’Hara, M."Working with forced migrants: Therapeutic issues and considerations for mental health 
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 34(1), 38-55. 
2012 

 

Akinsulure-Smith A, Smith H. "Evolution of Family Policies in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone" 
Journal of Child and Family Studies 
May 12, 2011  

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. & Jones, W. L. "Nah We Yone – A grassroots community based organization in New York City: Successes, challenges, and lessons learned." 
International Journal of Migration 
2011 

 

Akinsulure-Smith A. The Black-Eye Peas Group Game. 
Kaduson, H.G. & Schaefer, C.E. (Eds.), 101 Favorite Play Therapy Techniques, Volume III 
2003

 

Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. "African women don’t get the blues" 
Mu Yepe, 1, 1, 4-5. American College of Physicians (Keller A, contributor), Ethics Manual, fifth edition 
January 1, 2002

 

Amowitz L, Reis C, Lyons KH, Vann B, Mansaray B, Akinsulure-Smith A, Taylor L, and Iacopino V. "Prevalence of War-Related Sexual Violence and other Human Rights Abuses Among Internally Displaced Persons in Sierra Leone." 
JAMA, 287: 513-521  
2002 

Brabeck, K.M., Porterfield, K., & Loughry, M. "Psychosocial and mental health issues, assessment, and interventions with immigrant individuals and families facing detention and deportation in the United States." 
New York University Press 
2015

 

Dodson J, Keller A. "Considerations in Medical Student Care of Indigent Populations." 

JAMA, 291: 121 
2004 

 

Eisenman D, Bergner S. Cohen I. "Idealizing Torture Victims Leads to Secondary Trauma in Human Rights Workers." 
Human Rights Review, 1 (4): 106-114 
2000 

 

Eisenman D, Weine S, Green B, de Jong J, Rayburn N, Ventevogel P, Keller A, Agani F. "The ISTSS/Rand Guidelines on Mental Health Training of Primary Care Providers for Trauma Exposed Populations in Conflict-Affected Countries.
J Traumatic Stress, 19 (1): 5-17  
2006 

 

Eisenman D. Keller A. Kim G. "Survivors of Torture in a General Medical Setting: How Often Have Patients Been Tortured, and How Often is it Missed?
Western J Med 172: 301-303 
2000 

 

Espinosa, A., Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., & Chu, T. (In Press) "Emotional intelligence and occupational stress among refugee resettlement workers: The mediating role of coping behaviors."

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 

2018 

Galea S, Ahern J, Resnick H, Kilpatrick D, Bucuvalas M, Gold J and Vlahov D, "Psychological Sequelae of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City." 
N Engl J Med, 346: 982-987 
2002 

 

Galea S, Vlahov D, Resnick H, Ahern J, Susser E, Gold J, Bucuvalas M, and Kilpatrick D. "Trends of Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in New York City After the September 11th Terrorist Attacks." 
Am J Epidemiol, 158(6):514-24 
2003 

 

Galea S, Vlahov D, Resnick H, Kilpatrick D, Bucuvalis M, Morgan M and Gold J. An "Investigation of the Psychological Effects of the September 11th, 2001, Attacks on New York City: Developing and Implementing Research in the Acute Post-Disaster Period." 

CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine, 7 (8): 585-597 
2002 

 

Heisler M, Moreno A, DeMonner S, Keller A, Iacopino V. "Assessment of Torture and Ill Treatment of Detainees in Mexico: Attitudes and Experiences of Forensic Physicians." 

JAMA, 289:2135-43 
2003 

 

Hetfield M, Jastram K, Keller A., Kuck C, Haney C, Scheuren F, Baier P, Fleming C, Hartsough T, Kyle S, Rasmussen A, Reeves K, Rosenfeld B. Report on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal. 
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom 
February 2005

 

Hopkinson, Rebecca A. MD, Keatley, Eva MA, Glaeser, Elizabeth BS, Erickson-Schroth, Laura MD, MA, Fattal, Omar MD & Nicholson Sullivan, Melba PhD. “Persecution Experiences and Mental Health of LGBT Asyulm Seekers.” 

Journal of Homosexuality.

2016

 

Hooberman J, Rosenfeld B, Lhewa D, Rasmussen A, & Keller AS. "Classifying the torture experiences of refugees living in the U.S." 
Journal of Interpersonal Violence 22(1): 108-123 
2007 

Iacopino V, Allden K, Keller A. Editors. Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture. 
Physicians for Human Rights 
2001

 

Iacopino V, Frank M, Bauer H, Keller A, Fink S, Ford D, Pallin D, Waldman R. "A Population-Based Assessment of Human Rights Abuses Committed Against Ethnic Albanian Refugees from Kosovo." 
Am J Public Health, 91(12): 2013-8 
2001 

 

Iacopino V, Frank M, Keller A, Fink S, Pallin D, Waldman R, Ford D, Burkhalter H, Ayotte B, Cohen A, Barron R, Leaning J, Keough M. War Crimes in Kosovo. 
Physicians for Human Rights 
1999

 

Iacopino V, Keller A, Oksenberg D. "Why Torture Must Not be Sanctioned by the United States: It Undermines Our Humanity and Does not Make Society Safer.
Western J Med, 176 (3): 148-49 
2002 

 

Joscelyne, A. 'Experimentally examining the role of self-identity in posttraumatic stress disorder' in "Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory."
April 28th, 2015 

Keller A, Joscelyne A, Granski M, Rosenfeld B "Pre-Migration Trauma Exposure and Mental Health Functioning among Central American Migrants Arriving at the US Border."

PLOS ONE 12(1): e0168692.  

2017

 

Keller A, Raymond N, Allen S, Iacopino V, Soldz S, Reisner S, Bradshaw J. "Experiments in Torture." 
Physicians for Human Rights: The Torture Papers 
June 2010   
 

Keller A, Allen S, Reisner S, Iacopino V. "Aiding Torture: Health Professionals' Ethics and Human Rights Violations Revealed in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General's Report."

Physicians for Human Rights 
August 2009 
 

Keller, A. "Evaluation and Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma." 
MedScape Today 
May 13, 2009 

 

Keller A, Hashemian F,  Crosby S, Iacopino V, Nguyen L, Ozkalipci O, Pross C, Rubenstein L, Yamin A. Broken Laws, Broken Lives. 
Physicians for Human Rights 
June 2008   

 

Keller A, Levy N. "Medical Care of Victims of Torture and Refugee Trauma.Caring for Victims of Torture and Refugee Trauma: A Manual for Service Providers 
2006

 

Keller A, Smith H, Aladjem A, Cohen I. Editors. Caring for Victims of Torture and Refugee Trauma: A Manual for Service Providers 
Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation 
2006 

 

Keller A, Gold J. “Survivors of Torture.” 
In Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry 
2005 

 

Keller A, Lhewa, D, Rosenfeld B, Sachs E, Aladjem A, Cohen I, Smith H, Porterfield K. "Traumatic Experiences and Psychological Distress Among an Urban Refugee Population." 
J Nervous and Mental Disease, 194 (3): 188-194 
2006 

 

Keller A. "Torture in Abu Ghraib."
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 553-69 
2006

 

Keller A, Rasmussen A, Reeves K, Rosenfeld B. "Evaluation of Credible Fear Referral in Expedited Removal at Ports of Entry in the United States."Report on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom) 
February 2005

 

Keller A." "Human Rights and Advocacy: An Integral Part of Medical Education and Practice."
Virtual Mentor; Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association 
2004 

 

Keller A, Ford D, Sachs E, Rosenfeld B, Meserve C, Trinh-Shevrin C, Rocklin P, Leviss J, Allden K, Kim G, Smith H, Wilkinson J, Singer E. From Persecution to Prison: the Health Consequences of Detention for Asylum Seekers 
Physicians for Human Rights 
2003

 

Keller A, Rosenfeld B, Trinh-Shevrin C, Meserve C, Sachs E, Leviss J, Singer E, Smith H, Wilkinson J, Kim G, Allden K, Ford D. "Mental Health of Detained Asylum Seekers." 
Lancet, 362: 1721-23 
2003 

 

Keller A, Ford D, Sachs E, Rosenfeld B, Trinh Shevrin C, Meserve C, Leviss J, Singer E, Smith H, Wilkinson J, Kim G, Allden K, Rocklin P. "The Impact of Detention on the Health of Asylum Seekers." 
J Amb Care Mgmt, 26 (4): 383-385 
2003 

 

Keller A. "Caring and Advocating for Torture Victims." 
Lancet, 360, Supp 1. 55-56 
2002 

 

Keller A, Groisser S. “Domestic Violence.” 
The Bellevue Guide to Out-Patient Medicine 
2001

 

Keller A, Eisenman D, Saul J, Kim G. "Torture in Tibet." 
Torture: Quarterly Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of TortureSupp. #1: 41-46. 
1999  

 

Keller A, Saul, J. and Eisenman, D. "Caring for Survivors of Torture in an Urban, Municipal Hospital." 
J Amb Care Mgmt,; 21 (2): 20-29 
1998 

 

Keller A. “Medical Ethics and Human Rights in Clinical Trials.” 
In Proceedings of the Task Force on Design and Analysis 
October, 1998

 

Keller A, Eisenman D, Saul J, Kim G. Striking Hard: Torture in Tibet. 
Physicians for Human Rights 
1997 

 

Keller A. “Development of a Human Rights Education Program for Health Professionals in Cambodia.” 
In The Handbook for Human Rights Education 
1996

 

Keller A. “Health and Human Rights for Refugees.” 
The American Refugee Committee Training Manual 
1996

 

Keller A, Kim Horn S, Sopheap S, Otterman G. "Human Rights Education for Cambodian Health Professionals."
Health and Human Rights, Vol 1 #3: 257-271 
1995 

 

Keller A, Link R, Bickell N, Charap M, Kalet A, Schwartz M. "Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Prisoners Without Access to Insulin."
JAMA, 269: 619-21 
1993 

 

Keller A, Kim Horn S, eds. Human Rights Education for Health Professionals in Cambodia.
United Nations and the American Refugee Committee 
1993

 

Keller A, Link N, Bickell N, Charap M, Kalet A, Schwartz, M. "Prisoners Access to Medications."
JAMA, 269: (2507-08) (letter) 
1993 

 

Lanfranchi, M., & Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. (In Press) "The role of mental health counselors in 

international human rights: Reflections on counseling services with urban refugees at the Refugee 

Law Project in Kampala, Uganda."

International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling. 

2018 

Lhewa D, Banu S, Rosenfeld B, Keller A. Validation of a Tibetan Translation of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire. 
Assessment

 

Lindhout, A. & Porterfield, K. "Healing in forgiveness: A discussion with Amanda Lindhout and Katherine Porterfield." 
European Journal of Psychotraumatology
October 2014 

 

Lipkin M Jr., Putnam S, Lazare A, editors; Keller A, asst. editor. The Medical Interview 
Springer-Verlag 
1995

 

Miller KE, Omidian P, Kulkarni M, Yaqubi A, Daudzi H, & Rasmussen A. "The validity and clinical utility of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Afghanistan." 
Transcultural Psychology. 

 

Miller KE, Omidian P, Rasmussen A, Yaqubi A, & Daudzai H. "Daily stressors, war experiences, and mental health in Afghanistan." 
Tanscultural Psychiatry

 

Moreno A, Heisler M, Keller A, Iacopino V. "Documentation of Torture and Ill-Treatment in Mexico: A Review of Medical Forensic Investigations, 2000 to 2002." 
Health And Human Rights, 7 (1) 
2004

 

Murakami, N., Wilkinson, J. "Promoting Safety with our Clients." The Center for Victims of Torture, National Capacity Building Project. Webinar

January 2017

O’Hara, M. & Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. "Working with interpreters: Tools for clinicians conducting psychotherapy with forced immigrants" 
International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care, 7, 33-43 
2011

 

Rasmussen, A; Annan, J. "Predicting Stress Related to Basic Needs and Safety in Darfur Refugee Camps: A Structural and Social Ecological Analysis"
Journal of refugee studies, 23(1):23-40 
March 2010

 

Rasmussen, Andrew; Nguyen, Leanh; Wilkinson, John; Vundla, Sikhumbuzo; Raghavan, Sumithra; Miller, Kenneth E; Keller, Allen S. "Rates and impact of trauma and current stressors among Darfuri refugees in Eastern Chad." 
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2):227-36 
April 2010 

 

Rasmussen A, & Diener CI. "A prospective longitudinal study of Teen Court's impact on offending youths' behavior." 
Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 56: 17-32 
2005

 

Rasmussen A, Aber MS, & Bhana A. "Adolescent coping and neighborhood violence: Perceptions, exposure, and urban youths’ efforts to deal with danger." 
American Journal of Community Psychology, 33: 61-76 
2004

 

Rasmussen A, Rosenfeld B, Reeves K, Keller AS. "The subjective experience of trauma and subsequent PTSD in a sample of undocumented immigrants.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195(2):137-143 
2007 

 

Rasmussen A, Smith H, & Keller A S. "Factor Structure of PTSD symptoms among West and Central African refugees.
Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20(3): 271-280 
2007

 

Rasmussen A. "Recidivism after teen court: Two proportional hazards models and a little speculation." 
Crime & Delinquency, 50: 615-635 
2004

 

Rasmussen A., Okazaki S, Bracey J, Groot A., Lee M., Mattison E, et al. "Clinic-refugee center collaboration: A case study in culturally appropriate service." 
The Community Psychologist, 36: 40-43 
2003

 

Rasmussen, A., Rosenfeld, B., Reeves, K. & Keller, A. S. "The effects of torture-related injuries on psychological distress in a Punjabi Sikh sample." 
Journal of Abnormal Psychology

 

Rasmussen, A., Crager, M., Keatley, E., Keller, A. S., & Rosenfeld, B. "Screening for torture: A narrative checklist comparing legal definitions in a torture treatment clinic." Journal of Psychology, 219(3), 143-149 
2011

 

Rasmussen, A., Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Chu, T. & Keatley, E. "'911' among West African immigrants in New York City: A qualitative study of disciplinary practices and perceptions of child welfare authorities." 
Social Science & Medicine 
May 15, 2012 

 

Santos M, Schwarz M, Aladjem A. "Outcome Measurement in Somatoform Disorders."  
Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry, A Critical Review 
2002

Smith, H. "Defining and overcoming trauma: Practical applications with trauma-exposed immigrants and survivors of torture. In Models for Practice with Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness and Integrative Theory." Aimee Hilado and Marta Lundy (Eds). pp. 275–295. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA. 

2018

 

Smith, H."Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony "
February 24, 2015

 

Smith, H.E. & Akinsulure-Smith, A.M. "Needed – Not Just Needy: Empowerment as a Therapeutic Tool in the Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma." 
African Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 2 No. 1, 17-31 
June 2011

 

Smith H, Akinsulure-Smith A. "A Global Perspective on Youth Outreach."  Community Planning to Foster Resiliency in Children, 127-140. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum publishers.
2004

 

Smith H. "Despair, Resilience, and the Meaning of Family: Group Therapy with French-Speaking Survivors of Torture from Africa." 
Understanding and Dealing with Violence. Multicultural perspectives, 291-319 
2003

 

Smith H, Akinsulure-Smith A. "Mission to Freetown."  
Mano Vision, (26) 12-13 
2002 

 

Smith H, Wokocha E, Akukwe C, & Godziak, G. "Enhancing the Well-Being of African Refugees." 
African Refugees and the U.S. Response: Twenty Years of Resettlement (Proceedings from the Sixth National Conference on African Refugees), 67-74 
2000

 

Smith H. "Mental Health Considerations in Refugee Resettlement Work."  
Mosaic, 7, (4) 
2000

 

Stover E, Keller A, Coby J, Sopheap S. "The Medical and Social Consequences of Landmines in Cambodia."  
JAMA, 272: 331-36 
1994

 

Venters H, "Who is Jack Bauer?" 
The Lancet, 372: 1924-1925 
2008

Zuilkowski, S.S., Collet, K., Jambai, M., Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., & Betancourt, T.S.  "Youth resilience in post-conflict settings: An intervention for war-affected youth in Sierra Leone." Human Development, 59, 64-80. DOI: 10.1159/000448227

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