Publications

 

2019

Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W.,Damulira, D., Namatovu, P., Mugisha, J., Sensoy Bahar, O., McKay, M.M., Hoagwood, K., & Ssewamala, F.M. (2019) Prevalence of behavioral disorders and Attention deficit Hyperactive disorder among school going children in Southwestern Uganda. BMC Psychiatry, 19(105) BMC Psychiatry

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Wells, C. R., & Bermudez, L. G. (2019). Poverty, economic strengthening, and mental health among AIDS orphaned children in Uganda: Mediation model in a randomized clinical trial. Social science & medicine, 228, 17-24. Science direct

Nabunya, P., Namatovu, P., Damulira, C., Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W., Mukasa, M., . . . Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Assessing the impact of an asset-based intervention on educational outcomes of orphaned children and adolescents: findings from a randomised experiment in Uganda. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 29(1), 59-69. Taylor & Francis online

Damulira, C., Mukasa, M. N., Byansi, W., Nabunya, P., Kivumbi, A., Namatovu, P., . . . Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Examining the relationship of social support and family cohesion on ART adherence among HIV-positive adolescents in southern Uganda: baseline findings. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1-10. Taylor & Francis online

Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W., Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Damulira, C., & Namatovu, P. (2019). Utilizing a family-based economic strengthening intervention to improve mental health wellbeing among female adolescent orphans in Uganda. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health13(1), 14. Biomed central

 

2018

Bermudez, L.G., Sensoy Bahar, O., Dako-Gyeke, M., Boateng, A., Ibrahim, A., Ssewamala, F., & McKay, M. (2018, online first). Understanding migrant child labor within a cumulative risk framework: The case for understanding female migrant child labor within a cumulative risk framework. International Social Work. Journals

Ssewamala, F. M., Sensoy Bahar, O., McKay, M., Huang, K. Y., Hoagwood, K., & Pringle, B. (2018). Strengthening mental health and research training in Sub-Saharan Africa (SMART Africa): Uganda study protocol. BMC Trials, 19, 423 trials journal

Bermudez, L. G., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Lu, L., Jennings, L., Nakigozi, G., … Mukasa, M. (2018). Does economic strengthening improve viral suppression among adolescents living with HIV? Results from a cluster randomized trial in Uganda. AIDS and Behavior, 22(11), 3763-3772. doi:10.1007/s10461-018-2173-7 Springer

Jennings, L., & Ssewamala, F. M. (In Press.). Financial and behavioral economic factors associated with uptake of free HIV testing services in adolescent orphans, guardians, and household members affected by AIDS in rural Uganda: A cross-sectional analysis. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  muse.jhu

Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Njenga, G., Kieyah, J., Osei-Akoto, I., Rodriguez Orgales, C., Ssewamala, F. M., … Zou, L. (2018). School banking as a strategy for strengthening youth economic participation in developing countries: Lessons from YouthSave. Global Social Welfare, 5(4), 265-275. Springer

Kagotho, N., Bowen, N. K., Ssewamala, F. M., Vaughn, M. G., & Kirkbride, G. (2018). Cross-national validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale for children and adolescents: findings from the YouthSave-Impact Study Kenya. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 1-13. Tandf online

Kagotho, N., Patak-Pietrafesa, M., Ssewamala, F. M., & Kirkbride, G. (2018). Assessing the association between depression and savings for Kenyan youth using a validated child depression inventory measure. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(1), S21-S28. Science direct

Michalopoulos, L. M., Meinhart, M., Barton, S. M., Kuhn, J., Mukasa, M. N., Namuwonge, F., … Ssewamala, F. M. (2018). Adaptation and validation of the shame questionnaire among Ugandan youth living with HIV. Child Indicators Research. Springer

Nabunya, P., Namatovu, P., Damulira, C., Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W., Mukasa, M., Nattabi J. & Ssewamala, F. M. (In Press).Assessing the impact of an economic empowerment interventions on educational outcomes of orphaned children and adolescents: Findings from a Randomized Experiment in Uganda. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work Development. Tandf online

Nabunya, P., Padgett, D., Ssewamala, F. M., Courtney, M. E., & Neilands, T. (2018). Examining the nonkin support networks of orphaned adolescents participating in a family-based economic-strengthening intervention in Uganda. Journal of Community Psychology. Online library

Osuji, H. L., Nabunya, P., Byansi, W., Parchment, T. M., Ssewamala, F.M., McKay, M. M., & Huang, K. (2018). Social support and school outcomes of adolescents orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS living in South Western Uganda. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 13(3), 228-238. Tandf online

Ssewamala, F. M., Bermudez, L. G., Neilands, T. B., Mellins, C. A., McKay, M. M., Garfinkel, I., … Kivumbi, A. (2018). Suubi4Her: a study protocol to examine the impact and cost associated with a combination intervention to prevent HIV risk behavior and improve mental health functioning among adolescent girls in Uganda. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1-11. Bmc public health

Ssewamala, F. M., Bermudez, L. G., & Santelli, J. (2018). The power of financial inclusion: Reporting on the efficacy of economic strengthening interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(1), S3-S5. Jah online

Ssewamala, F. M., Sensoy Bahar, O., McKay, M. M., Hoagwood, K., Huang, K., & Pringle, B. (2018). Strengthening mental health and research training in Sub-Saharan Africa (SMART Africa): Uganda study protocol. Trials, 19(1), 1-19. Trials journal

Ssewamala, F. M., Wang, J. S., Neilands, T. B., Bermudez, L. G., Garfinkel, I., Waldfogel, J., … Kirkbride, G. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of a savings-led economic empowerment intervention for AIDS-affected adolescents in Uganda: Implications for scale-up in low-resource communities. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(1), S29-S36. Science direct

Stark, L., Seff, I., Assezenew, A., Eoomkham, J., Falb, K., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2018). Effects of social empowerment interventions on economic vulnerability for adolescent refugee girls in Ethiopia. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(1), S15-S20. Science direct

Wang, J. S., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Bermudez, L. G., Garfinkel, I., Waldfogel, J., … You, J. (2018). Effects of financial incentives on saving outcomes and material well-being: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 37(3), 602-629. Online library

Stark, L., Seff, I., Assezenew, A., Eoomkham, J., Falb, K., & Ssewamala, F. (2018). Effects of social empowerment interventions on economic vulnerability for adolescent refugee girls in Ethiopia. Journal of Adolescent Health. Science direct

 

2017

Kagotho, J., Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F., Mwangi, E.N., & Njenga, F. 2017). The role of family financial socialization and financial management skills on youth saving behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 59, 134-138. PMID: 28628807 Adolescence

Gauer-Bermudez, L.*, Grilo, S.A., Santelli, J.S., Ssewamala, F.M. (2017). Informing Health Choices in Low-Resource Settings. Commentary. The Lancet, S0140-6736 (17)31290-4. Science Direct

Ssewamala, F.M. & Gauer-Bermudez, L.* (2017). Methodologies to Capture the Multidimensional Effects of Economic Strengthening Interventions. UNICEF-Office of Research, Innocenti Research Brief-2017-09 UNICEF

Njeri K., Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F.M., Mwangi, E. N., & Njenga, G. (2017). The Role of Family Financial Socialization and Financial Management Skills on Youth Saving Behavior.Brief Report. Accepted for Publication in Journal of Adolescence. Family-financial socialization

Haberer, J. E., Sabin, L., Amico, K. R., Orrell, C., Galárraga, O., Tsai, A. C., . . .Ssewamala, F.M.,… Blaschke, T. F. (2017). Improving antiretroviral therapy adherence in resource-limited settings at scale: a discussion of interventions and recommendations. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 20(1), 1-15. Online library

 

2016

Huebner, G., Boothby, N., Aber, J.L., Darmstadt, G.L., Diaz, A., Masten, A.S., Yoshikawa, H., Sachs, J., Redlener, I., Emmel, A., Pitt, M., Arnold, L., Barber, B., Berman, B., Blum, R., Canavera, M., Eckerle, J., Fox, N.A., Gibbons, J.L., Hargarten, S.W., Landers, C., Nelson, C.A. III, Pollak, S.D., Raugh, V., Samson, M., Ssewamala, F., St Clair, N., Stark, L., Waldman, R., Wessells, M., Wilson, S.L., Zeanah, C.H. (2016). Beyond Survival: The case for investing in young children globally. National Academy of Medicine Perspectives. Beyond Survival

Mokdad, A. H., Forouzanfar, M. H., Daoud, F., Mokdad, A. A., El Bcheraoui, C., Moradi-Lakeh, M., … & Kravitz, H. (2016). Global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors for young people’s health during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet387(10036), 2383-2401. Science direct

Patton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., Santelli, J. S., Ross, D. A., Afifi, R., Allen, N. B., … & Kakuma, R. (2016). Our future: A Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing. The Lancet387(10036), 2423-2478. The Lancet

Gaur-Bermudez, L., Jennings, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Mellins, C. & McKay, M. (2016) Equity in adherence to antiretroviral therapy among economically-vulnerable adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care. NIHMS772360  Tandfonline

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Neilands, T.B., Wang, J. S-H., Han, C-K., Ilic, V., & Nabunya, P.(2016). Applying a family-level economic strengthening intervention to improve education and health-related outcomes of orphaned children: Lessons from a randomized experiment in southern Uganda. Prevention Science. 17:134-143. DOI 10.1007/s11121-015-0580-9. [NIHMSID-707803] PMCID: PMC4697878  Springer

2015

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Wang, J. S-H., Han, C-K., Ilic, V., & Nabunya, P. (2015). Applying a family-level economic strengthening intervention to improve education and health-related outcomes of orphaned children: Lessons from a randomized experiment in southern Uganda. Prevention Science. Accepted for Publication. PMID:26228480  PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M. (2015). Optimizing the demographic dividend in young developing countries: The role of contractual savings and insurance for financing education. International Journal of Social Welfare. 24: 248-262. PMCID: PMC4528970  Wiley Online Library

Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Ilic, V., Mukasa, M. N., & Damulira, C. (2015). Relationship between family economic resources, psychosocial well-being, and educational preferences of AIDS-orphaned children in southern Uganda: Baseline findings. Global Social Welfare. DOI: 10.1007/s40609-015-0027-z PMCID: PMC4486644  Springer

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., & McKay, M. M. (2015). Matched Children Savings Accounts in low resource communities: Who saves? Global Social Welfare. DOI: 10.1007/s40609-015-0026-0  Springer

Witte, S. S., Aira, T., Tsai, L., Riedel, M., Offringa, R., Chang, M., El-Bassel, N., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2015). Efficacy of a savings-led microfinance intervention to reduce sexual risk for HIV among women engaged in sex work: A randomized clinical trial. American Journal of Public Health, 105 (3), 95-102.  PubMed

 

2014

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Neilands, T. B. (2014). Poor families striving to save for their children: Lessons from a randomized experimental design in Uganda. Social Service Review, 88(4), 658-694. [NIHMSID 632731] PMCID: PMC4267259  PubMed.gov

Nabunya, P. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2014). The effects of parental loss on the psychosocial wellbeing of AIDS-orphaned children living in AIDS-impacted communities: Does gender matter? Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 131-137. [NIHMSID 600407] PMCID: PMC4107308  PubMed.gov

Wang, J. S-H., Ssewamala, F. M., & Han, C-K. (2014). Family economic strengthening and mental health functioning of caregivers for AIDS-affected children in rural Uganda. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 9(3), 258-269. [NIHMSID 664001]  PubMed.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Mukasa, M., Ilic, V., & Nattabi, J. (2014). Integrating a mentorship component in programming for care and support of AIDS-orphaned and vulnerable children: Lessons from the Suubi and Bridges Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Global Social Welfare, 1, 9-24. [NIHMSID 576786] PMCID: PMC4078881  PubMed.gov

Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ilic, V. (2014). Family economic strengthening and parenting stress among caregivers of AIDS-orphaned children: Results from a cluster randomized clinical trial in Uganda. Children and Youth Service Review, 44, 417-421. [NIHMSID 618557] PMCID: PMC4133737  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., Nabunya, P., Ilic, V., & Han, C-K. (2014). Child Development Accounts (CDAs): An asset-building strategy to empower girls in Uganda. International Social Work, 57(2), 1-14. [NIHMSID 663652]  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Huseynli, A. (2014). Reforming child institutional care in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: The potential of family economic empowerment interventions. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(2), 136-148.  Science Direct

 

2013

Han, C-K., Ssewamala, F. M., & Wang, J. S-H. (2013). Family economic empowerment and mental health among AIDS-affected children living in AIDS-impacted communities: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in southwestern Uganda. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(3), 225-230. [NIHMSID 401821] PMCID: PMC3578660  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Kagotho, N., Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ilic, V. (2013). The potential of youth savings accounts in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, XL(2), 21-40.  Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Tsai, L. C., Witte, S. S., Aira, T., Riedel, M., Hwang, H. G., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2013). “There is no other option; we have to feed our families…who else would do it?”: The financial lives of women working in sex work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Global Journal of Health Science, 5(5), 41-50. [NIHMSID 581005] PMCID: PMC4041103  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

 

2012

Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Waldfogel, J., & Ismayilova, L. (2012). The impact of a comprehensive microfinance intervention on depression levels of AIDS-orphaned children in Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(4), 346-352. [NIHMSID 335244] PMCID: PMC3314188  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Kagotho, N. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2012). Correlates of depression among caregivers of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Findings from the Suubi-Maka family study. AIDS Care, 24(10), 1226-1232. [NIHMSID 363855] PMCID: PMC3422693 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Ismayilova, L. (2012). Extended families and perceived caregiver support to AIDS-orphans in Rakai District of Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1351-1358. [NIHMSID 364224] PMCID: PMC3505487  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Mooers, E., Nabunya, P., & Sheshadri, S. (2012). Imagining the future: Community perceptions of a family-based empowerment intervention for AIDS-orphaned adolescents in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(10), 2042–2051. [NIHMSID 393039] PMCID: PMC3611978  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F. M., & Karimli, L. (2012). Family support as a mediator of change in sexual risk-taking attitudes among orphaned adolescents in rural Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(3), 228-235. [NIHMSID 307603] PMCID: PMC3279703  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Sperber, E., Blake, C., & Ilic, V. (2012). Increasing opportunities for inner-city youth: The feasibility of an economic empowerment model in East Harlem and the South Bronx, New York. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(1), 218-224. [NIHMSID 336915] PMCID: PMC3347469  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Boothby, N., Wessells, M., Williamson, J., Huebner, G., Canter, K., Rolland E. G., Kutlesic, V., Bader, F., Diaw, L., Levine, M., Malley, A., Michels, K., Patel, S., Rasa, T., Ssewamala, F. M. & Walker, V. (2012). What are the most effective early response strategies and interventions to assess and address the immediate needs of children outside of family care? Child Abuse & Neglect, 36(1), 711-721.  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Ssewamala, F. M., Wang, J. S-H., Karimli, L., & Nabunya, P. (2011). Strengthening Universal Primary Education in Uganda: The potential role of an asset-based development policy. International Journal of Educational Development, 31(5), 472-477.  Science Direct

2010

Ssewamala, F. M., Sperber, E., Zimmerman, J., & Karimli, L. (2010). The potential of asset-based development strategies for poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Social Welfare, 19(4), 433-443.  Wiley

Ssewamala, F. M., Karimli, L., Han, C-K., & Ismayilova, L. (2010). Social capital, savings, and educational performance of orphaned adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(12), 1704-1710. [NIHMSID 226111] PMCID: PMC2952632  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Ismayilova, L., McKay, M., Sperber, E., Bannon, W., & Alicea, S. (2010). Gender and the effects of an economic empowerment program on attitudes toward sexual risk-taking among AIDS-orphaned adolescent youth in Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(4), 372-378. [NIHMSID 144977] PMCID: PMC2844862 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Han, C-K., Neilands, T. B., Ismayilova, L., & Sperber, E. (2010). Effect of economic assets on sexual risk-taking intentions among orphaned adolescents in Uganda. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3), 483-488. [NIHMSID 147879] PMCID: PMC2820050  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., & Han, C-K. (2010). Assets and educational outcomes: Child Development Accounts (CDAs) for orphaned children in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11), 1585-1590. [NIHMSID 133493] PMCID: PMC2976060 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

 

2009

Ssewamala, F. M. & Ismayilova, L. (2009). Integrating children’s savings accounts in the care and support of orphaned adolescents in rural Uganda. Social Service Review, 83(3), 453 472. [NIHMSID 172608] PMCID: PMC2863345  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Han, C-K., & Neilands, T. B. (2009). Asset ownership and health and mental health functioning among AIDS-orphaned adolescents: Findings from a randomized clinical trial in rural Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 69(2), 191-198. [NIHMSID 172769] PMCID: PMC2819297  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Ssewamala, F. M., Alicea, S., Bannon, W. M., & Ismayilova, L. (2008). A novel economic intervention to reduce HIV risks among school-going AIDS orphans in rural Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(1), 102-104. [NIHMSID 172604] PMCID: PMC2824559  ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Curley, J., Ssewamala, F. M., & Sherraden, M. (2009). Institutions and savings in low-income households. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 36(3), 9-32.  Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

2007

Lombe, M. & Ssewamala, F. M. (2007). The role of informal social networks in micro-savings mobilization. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 34(3), 37-51.  Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

2006

Ssewamala, F. M., Lombe, M., & Curley, J. (2006). Using Individual Development Accounts for microenterprise development. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 11(2), 117-131.  Washington University

Ssewamala, F. M. & Curley, J. (2006). School attendance of orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of family assets. Social Development Issues, 28(2), 84-105.

Grinstein-Weiss, M., Wagner, K., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2006). Saving and asset accumulation among low-income families with children in IDAs. Children and Youth Services Review, 28(2), 193-211.  Science Direct

2004

Ssewamala, F. M. & Sherraden, M. (2004). Integrating saving into microenterprise programs for the poor: Do institutions matter? Social Service Review, 78(3), 404-428. JSTOR

Ssewamala, F. M. (2004). Expanding women’s opportunities: The potential of heifer projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Development in Practice, 14(4), 550-559.  JSTOR

2003

Sherraden, M. S., Ssewamala, F. M., & Sanders, C. K. (2003). Microenterprise performance: A comparison of experiences in the United States and Uganda. Social Development Issues, 25(1-2), 219-234.