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Keller, A. "First 100 Days."
CNN International, International Desk
January 26, 2017

Attar N. "Victims to Victor: The Story of Souleymane Guengueng"
OHCHR
January 19, 2017

Searcey, D. "He Helped Topple a Dictator. In New York, He's Another Face in the Crowd."
The New York Times, The Saturday Profile
January 6, 2017

Huston, T. "Raising Children in an Uncertain World."
The Guardian
December 13, 2016​

Keller, A. "A Refugee Crisis in Our Own Backyards."
The Washington Post, Opinions
September 20, 2016

Keller, A. "Physician Who Cares for Torture Survivors: How U.S. Detains Refugee Women and Children is a Disgrace."

Democracy Now!

September 7, 2016


Keller, A. "Torture is Against 'America's Core Values and Security'."

The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
March 21, 2016

Solomon, S. "Inside a Clinic Devoted to Helping Refugees Who Have Survived Torture."

VICE

February 8, 2016

Keller, A. "The Syrian Refugees, Morality and Trump’s Bombast."

The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
November 23, 2015

Keller, A. and Megan Granski, "Doing Harm: Health Professionals’ Central Role in the CIA Torture Program."

Physicians for Human Rights
The Guardian
December 16, 2014

Coria, A. "The Last Refuge."

narrative.ly

March 8, 2013

Keller, A. and Parul Monga. "May I Have the Waterboard Please..."

Huff Post Politics
February 25, 2013

Keller, A. and Parul Monga. "Outsourcing Torture." 
Huff Post Politics
February 8, 2013

Keller, A. and Parul Monga. "After Torture Cases, a Need for Accountability."
The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
September 7, 2012

Keller, A. and Yang-Yang Zhou. "Traumatized Detainees." 
The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
January 16, 2012 

  

Keller, A. and Yang-Yang Zhou. "Indefinite Detention: Instrument of Tyranny" 
McClatchy News, Opinion  
January 13, 2012  

Keller A. and Scott Allen. "How the Bush Administration tortured Medical Ethics." 
The Guardian 
December 1, 2010 

Keller, A. "How to Treat Those Who Aid Torture."

The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
March 3, 2010

Keller, A. "If Only Torture Memos Were a Game Show."
The Huffington Post
February 22, 2010

Zhou, Yang-Yang and B. Shaw Drake. RE “Seeking Asylum: Some Lie, but More are Legitimate.”

The New York Times, Letters to the Editor 
July 18, 2011

Keller, A. "Make Sure Health Care Reform Isn’t “Bah, Humbug!”

The Huffington Post
December 28, 2009 

Keller, A. "Call Health Care What It Is: A Basic Human Right."
The Huffington Post
September 8, 2009 

Keller, A. "Now That’s Trampling." 
The Huffington Post
August 13, 2009 

Keller, A. "Torture, Healing and Accountability."
The Huffington Post
June 26, 2009 

Keller A. "Pictures of Torture, The Fact of Torture."
The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
May 14, 2009

Articles

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 

 

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 

 

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."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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