Program Publications

Recent Articles and Publications

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. 


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


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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 

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

Dodson J, Keller A. "Considerations in Medical Student Care of Indigent Populations." JAMA, 291: 121

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keller, A. "Torture is Against 'America's Core Values and Security'."
The New York Times, Letters to the Editor
March 21, 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

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, 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. "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

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, 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. "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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