My research focuses on translational science as applied to developing, culturally adapting, and implementing evidence-based interventions for underserved, minority communities in the US and low- and middle-income countries who have been affected by trauma. Most recently I have been researching the effectiveness and implementation of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) provided by the national health care systems in Rwanda and Ethiopia. Additionally, I research the ways that individual, cultural, and contextual differences may moderate the effectiveness of treatment for PTSD and related conditions. The overall goal of my research is to develop interventions that address barriers to care for diverse communities domestically and internationally.
Lauren C. Ng will join UCLA as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in November 2019. Previously Dr. Ng was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University. She received her PhD in Clinical Science from the University of Southern California and completed global mental health postdoctoral fellowships at the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.