Jeremy C. Kane, BS, MPH, PhD
Department of Mental Health
Trained as a psychiatric epidemiologist with specific research interests in global mental health, adolescent health, and substance and alcohol use. His research investigates the impacts of culture and migration on substance and alcohol use patterns and how these relationships are related to experienced trauma and co-occurring mental health problems. He has worked on these issues both globally among HIV and trauma-affected populations in low- and middle-income countries as well as domestically among refugee and immigrant populations living in the United States. Dr. Kane’s research program is centered on advancing this line of inquiry through collaborations with academic institutions, NGO’s, international organizations, and government agencies in an effort to elucidate: 1) the types and patterns of substance and alcohol use problems prevalent among these populations, 2) how substance and alcohol use are related to mental health, 3) appropriate methods for reliable and valid measurement of substance, alcohol, and mental health indicators, and 4) developing, testing, and sustaining culturally relevant intervention strategies.
- Alcohol use
- Substance use
- Quantitative methods
- Randomized controlled trials
- Low- and middle-income countries
1. Greene, M.C., Ventevogel, P., & Kane, J.C. (in press). Substance use services for refugees. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
2. Ventevogel, P., Ryan, G.K., Kahi, V., & Kane, J.C. (in press). Capturing the essential: Revising the mental health categories in UNHCR’s Refugee Health Information System. Intervention.
3. Greene, M.C., Kane, J.C., Khoshnood, K., Ventevogel, P., & Tol, W.A. (in press). Challenges and opportunities for implementation of substance misuse interventions in conflict-affected populations. Harm Reduction.
4. Kane, J.C., Vinikoor, M.J., Haroz, E.E., Al-Yasiri, M., Bogdanov, S., Mayeya, J., Simenda, F., & Murray, L.K. (2018). Mental health comorbidity in low- and- middle-income countries: A call for improved measurement and treatment. Lancet Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30301-8
5. Mutamba, B.M., Kane, J.C., de Jong, J. Okello, J., Musisi, S., &. Kohrt, B.A., (2018). Psychological treatments delivered by community health workers in low-resource government health systems: effectiveness of group interpersonal psychotherapy for caregivers and children affected by Nodding Syndrome in Uganda. Psychological Medicine, 48(15), 2573-2583.
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Problems in the Aftermath of the Nepal Earthquakes: Findings from a Representative Cluster Sample Survey. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences.
- Moderators of treatment response to trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy among youth in Zambia. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
- Validation of a substance and alcohol use assessment measure among orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia using Audio Computer Self-Interviewing (ACASI). Drug and Alcohol Dependence
- The impact of intergenerational cultural dissonance on alcohol use among Vietnamese and Cambodian adolescents in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health
Honors and Awards
- Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
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