Publications

2020

Cavazos-Rehg, P., Byansi, W., Xu, C., Nabunya, P., Sensoy Bahar, O., …Ssewamala, F. M. (Accepted). The impact of a family-based economic intervention on the mental health of HIV-infected adolescents in Uganda: Results from Suubi+Adherence. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Cavazos-Rehg, P., Xu, C., Borodovsky, J., Kasson, E., Byansi, W., Nabunya, P., Bahar, O.S., & Ssewamala, F.M. (2020). The impact of discomfort with HIV status and hopelessness on depressive symptoms among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care. PubMed

Cavazos-Rehg, P., Xu, C., Kasson, E., Byansi, W., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2020). Social and economic equity and family cohesion as potential protective factors from depression among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS and Behavior. PubMed

Cohen, F., Seff, I., Ssewamala, F. M., Opobo, T., & Stark, L. (2020). Intimate partner violence and mental health: Sex-disaggregated associations among adolescents and young adults in Uganda. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Sage

Galvin, M. & Byansi, W. (2020). A Systematic Review of Task Shifting for Mental Health in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Mental Health. Taylor & Francis Online

Jennings Mayo-Wilson, L., Glass, N. E., Labrique, A., Davoust, M., Ssewamala, F. M., Linnemayr, S., & Johnson, M. W. (2020). Feasibility of assessing economic and sexual risk behaviors using text message surveys in African-American young adults experiencing homelessness and unemployment: Single-Group Study. JMIR Form Res, 4(7):e14833. JMIR

Katumba, R., Sensoy Bahar, O., Johnson, K. J., & Ssewamala, F. M. (In Press). Cancer in youth living with HIV (YLWHIV): A narrative review of access to oncological services among YLWHIV and the role of economic strengthening in child health. Frontiers Public Health.

Mayo-Wilson, L. J, Coleman, J., Timbo, F.; Ssewamala, F. M., Linnemayr, S., Yi, G. T., Kang, B.; Johnson, M. W., Yenokyan, G., Dodge, B., & Glass, N. E. (2020). Microenterprise intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors and increase employment and HIV preventive practices among economically-vulnerable African-American young adults (EMERGE): a feasibility randomized clinical trial.  AIDS and Behavior. Springer

Mayo-Wilson, L. J., Mathai, M., Yi, G., Mak’anyengo, M. O., Davoust, M., Massaquoi, M., Baral, S., Ssewamala, F. M., Glass, N. E., & The NAHEDO Study Group. (In Press). Lessons learned from using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to assess sexual risk behaviors among Kenyan young adults living in urban slum settlements: A process evaluation. PLOS ONE 15(4). PLOS ONE

Nabunya, P., Byansi, W., Sensoy Bahar, O., McKay, M. M., Ssewamala, F. M., & Damulira, C. (Accepted). Factors associated with HIV disclosure and HIV-related stigma among adolescents living with HIV in Southwestern Uganda. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Nabunya, P., Sensoy Bahar, O., Chen, B., Dvalishvili, D., Damulira, C., & Ssewamala F. M., (2020) The role of family factors in antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence self-efficacy among HIV-infected adolescents in southern Uganda. BMC Public Health 20(1), 340. PubMed

Rahman, A., Naslund, J. A., Betancourt, T. S.,…Byansi, W.,…Sensoy Bahar, O.,…Ssewamala, F. M., & Wainberg, M. L. (Accepted). COVID19 and the impending mental health crisis: What can the NIMH global mental health research community offer? The Lancet Psychiatry.

Sensoy Bahar, O., Byansi, W., Kivumbi, A., Namatovu, P., Kiyingi, J., Ssewamala, F. M., McKay, M., Nyoni, T. (2020) From “4Rs and 2Ss” to “Amaka Amasanyufu” (Happy Families): Adapting a U.S.-based Evidence-Based Intervention to the Uganda Context. Fam Process. PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M., Dvalishvili, D., Mellins, C., Geng, E., Makumbi, F., Neilands, T., McKay, M., Damulira, C., Nabunya, P., Sensoy Bahar, O., Nakigozi, G., Kigozi, G., Byansi, W., Mukasa, M., Namuwonge, F. (2020) The long-term effects of a family-based economic empowerment intervention (Suubi+Adherence) on suppression of HIV viral loads among adolescents living with HIV in southern Uganda: Findings from 5-year cluster randomized trial. PLoS One 15(2): p. e0228370. PubMed

Sun, S., Nabunya, P., Byansi, W., Sensoy Bahar, O., Damulira, C., Neilands, T., Guo, S., Namuwonge, F., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2020). Access and Utilization of Financial Services among Poor HIV-Impacted Children and Families in Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review Science Direct

2019

Damulira, C., Mukasa, M., Byansi, W., Nabunya, P., Kivumbi, A., Namatovu, P., Namuwonge, F., Dvalishvili, D., Sensoy Bahar, O., & 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 Child Youth Studies, 14(2), 181-190. PubMed

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T., 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. PubMed

Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W., Damulira, C., Namatovu, P., Mugisha, J., Sensoy Bahar, O., McKay, 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). PubMed

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 Health, 13(1), 14. PubMed

Kumar, M. & Sensoy Bahar, O. (2019). Introduction to the issue on equity, collaboration, and empowerment in mental health research partnerships. Global Social Welfare, 6(3), 141-144. Springer

Mayo-Wilson, L. J., Glass, N. E., Ssewamala, F. M., Linnemayr, S., Coleman, J., Timbo, F., Johnson, M. W., Davoust, M., Labrique, A., Yenokyan, G., Dodge, B., & Latkin. C. (2019). Microenterprise intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors and increase employment and HIV preventive practices in economically-vulnerable African-American young adults (EMERGE): Protocol for a feasibility randomized clinical trial. Trials, 20(1), 439. PubMed

Mayo-Wilson, L. J., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Financial and behavioral economic factors associated with HIV testing in AIDS-affected adolescents in Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 30(1), 339-357. PubMed

McKay, M., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Implementation science in global health settings: Collaborating with governmental & community partners in Uganda. Psychiatry Research, 112585. PubMed

Mukasa, M., Sensoy, Bahar O., Ssewamala, F. M., Kirkbride, G., Kivumbi, A., Namuwonge, F., & Damulira, C. (2019). Examining the organizational factors that affect health workers’ attendance: Findings from southwestern Uganda. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 34(2). PubMed

Nabunya, P., Namatovu, P., Damulira, C., Kivumbi, A., Byansi, W., Mukasa, M., Nattabi, J., & 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. PubMed

Nabunya, P., Padgett, D., Ssewamala, F. M., Courtney, M. E., & Neilands, T. (2019). Examining the nonkin support networks of orphaned adolescents participating in a family‐based economic‐strengthening intervention in Uganda. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(3), 579-593. PubMed

Nyoni, T., Nabunya, P., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Perceived social support and psychological wellbeing of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Uganda. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1–13. Taylor & Francis Online

Small, L., Parchment, T. M., Sensoy Bahar, O., Osuji, H., Chomanczuk, A., McKay, M., & Bhana, A. (2019). “South African adult caregivers as “protective shields”: Serving as a buffer between stressful neighborhood conditions, food security, and youth risk behaviors. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(8), 1850-1864. PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M., Byansi, W., Sensoy Bahar, O., Nabunya, P., Neilands, T., Mellins, C., McKay, M., Namuwonge, F., Mukasa, M., Makumbi, F. & Nakigozi, G. (2019). Suubi+Adherence study protocol: A family economic empowerment intervention addressing HIV treatment adherence for perinatally infected adolescents. Contemporary clinical trials communications16, 100463. PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M., Sensoy, Bahar, O., Johnson, K., & Katumba, R. G. (2019). Suubi4Cancer: A protocol for an innovative combination intervention to improve access to pediatric cancer services and treatment adherence among children living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 100459. PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M., Sensoy Bahar, O., Tozan, Y., Nabunya, P., Mayo-Wilson, L. J., Kiyingi, J., Kagaayi, J., Bellamy, S., McKay, M., & Witte, S. (2019). A combination intervention addressing sexual risk-taking behaviors among vulnerable women in Uganda: Study protocol for a cluster-randomized clinical trial. BMC Women’s Health, 19(1), 111. PubMed

Tozan, Y., Sun, S., Capasso, A., Shu-Huah Wang, J., Neilands, T. B., Sensoy Bahar, O., S., Damulira, C., & Ssewamala, F. M. (2019). Evaluation of a savings-led family-based economic empowerment intervention for AIDS-affected adolescents in Uganda: A four-year follow-up on efficacy and cost-effectiveness. PloS one, 14(12), e0226809. PubMed

2018

Ali, S., Sensoy Bahar, O., Gopalan, P., Lukasiewicz, K., McKay, M., & Parker, G. (2018). “Feeling less than a second class citizen”: Exploring shame in the context of poverty in New York City. Journal of Family Issues, 39(10), 2781–2805. Sage Publishing

Babanawo, F., Ibrahim, A., Sensoy Bahar, O. Adomah-Afari, A., & Maya, E. (2018). Assessment of knowledge and usage of HIV post exposure prophylaxis among healthcare workers in a regional hospital in Ghana. Journal of Global Health Reports, 2. JOGHR

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. Sage Publishing

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 PubMed

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. Taylor & Francis 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. PubMed

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

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. PubMed

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. PubMed

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. PubMed

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. PubMed

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. PubMed

Ssewamala, F. M., Shu-Huah Wang, J., Neilands, T., 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. PubMed

Wang, J. S., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T. B., Bermudez, L. G., Garfinkel, I., Waldfogel, J., Brooks-Gunn, 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. PubMed

2017

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

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. PubMed

Kagotho, J., Nabunya, P., Ssewamala, F. M., 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 PubMed

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2017). A promising partnership: Uncovering the middle ground between social innovation and social work. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(2), 131-133. Sage Publishing

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2017). “The name says it all, it’s Saraybostan”: Low-income Kurdish migrant women’s experiences with life in a poverty-impacted urban neighborhood. Journal of Poverty, 21(6), 543-571. Taylor & Francis Online

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2017). Twists and turns of field work: Field experiences in a low-income Kurdish migrant community in Turkey. SAGE Research Methods Cases. Sage Publishing

Sheridan-Sperber, E., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Ssewamala, F. (2017). Implications of race, institutionalized inequity, and concentrated poverty for asset development in the urban U.S.: Evidence from Harlem and the Bronx, N.Y. Journal of Race and Policy, 13(1), 20-40. ProQuest

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

2016

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. PubMed

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 Taylor & Francis Online

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. National Academy of Medicine

Ibrahim, A., Hor, , Sensoy Bahar, O., Dwomoh, D., McKay, M., Esena, R. K., & Agyepong, I. A. (2016). Pathways to psychiatric care for mental disorders: A retrospective study of patients seeking mental health services at a public psychiatric facility in Ghana. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 10, 70. Biomed Central

Jarrett, R. L., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Kersh, R. (2016). “When we do sit down together”: Family mealtimes in low-income African American families with pre-schoolers. Journal of Family Issues, 37(11), 1483-1513. Sage Publishing

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

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2016). How do low-income Kurdish migrant families in Turkey negotiate child/adolescent characteristics in child labor decisions? Insights from Kurdish migrant mothers. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 15(1), 11-34. Sage Publishing

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

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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

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] National Institute of Health

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

Jarrett, R. L., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Odoms-Young, A. (2014). “You just have to build a bridge and get over it”: Low-income African American caregivers’ strategies to manage food supplies”. Journal of Poverty, 18(2), 188-219. Taylor & Francis Online

Jarrett, R. L., Sensoy Bahar, O., Williams, D. A., & McPherson, E. (2013). No child left inside: The built environment and caregiver strategies to promote child physical activity. Journal of Leisure Research, 45(4), 485-513. Taylor & Francis Online

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

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

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 PubMed

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2014). An overview of the risk factors that contribute to child labor in Turkey: Implications for research, policy, and practice. International Social Work, 57(6), 688-697. Sage Publishing

Sensoy Bahar, O. (2014). Should they work or should they not? Low-income Kurdish migrant mothers’ beliefs and attitudes about child labor. Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy, & Practice, 1(1), 37-52. Springer

Smith, D., Sensoy Bahar, O., Cleeland, L., & Davis, J. (2014). Self-perceived emerging adult status and substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(3), 935-941. PubMed

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

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

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 PubMed

Jarrett, R. L., McPherson, E., & Sensoy Bahar, O. (2013). “He’s still a child right now, so he has a long way to go to try to keep his health up there”: Caregiver strategies to promote the nutritional health of low-income African American children. Women, Gender, and Families of Color, 1(1), 1-32. JSTOR

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 PubMed

 

2012

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. PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

Jarrett, R. L., Sensoy Bahar, O., Williams, D. A., & McPherson, E. (2012). “The kids need a safe place to play”: Caregivers’ recommendations for promoting child physical activity in an inner-city neighborhood. International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 2(3), 233254. Academia

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

2011

Jarrett, R. L., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Taylor, M. A. (2011). “Holler, run, be loud:” Neighborhood effects on low- income, African-American children’s physical activity. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(6), 825-836. PubMed

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

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 National Institute of Health

Ostler, T., Sensoy Bahar, O., & Jessee, A. (2010). Mentalization in children exposed to parental methamphetamine abuse: Relations to mental health outcomes and symptoms. Attachment and Human Development, 12(3), 193-207. PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

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

2009

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

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 PubMed

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 PubMed

2008

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 PubMed

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

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

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.

2004

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

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

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.