Judy K. Bass, PhD
Department of Mental Health
Core Faculty Member
Dr. Bass is an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health with a joint appointment at the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her PhD in psychiatric epidemiology from Johns Hopkins, and Masters in Public Health and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include designing and evaluating methods for assessing mental health in non-Western cultures and investigating the effectiveness of innovative prevention and intervention strategies in collaboration with in-country service providers. Her research interests include designing and evaluating methods for assessing mental health and mental illness in non-Western cultures with the intention for using these assessments to investigate effectiveness of innovative prevention and intervention strategies. Dr. Bass is also interested in the interconnectedness of mental health and economic development with the goal of understanding how interventions and programs addressing each of these domains can be integrated to better improve health and well-being. Through this work, she is committed to improving the evidence-base for mental health and psychosocial programming in low-resource settings. Dr. Bass is the principal investigator for two DRC randomized controlled trials to improve social, psychological and economic well-being of sexual violence survivors and a trial of caregiver interventions for HIV-affected families in Uganda. Dr. Bass is also the Principal Investigator of an NIMH T32 training grant for pre- and post-doctoral fellows to study global mental health from a public health perspective. Current and former projects include collaborating with NGOs and Academic Institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
- Low and Middle Income Countries
- Mental Health
- Psychosocial Programming
- Differences in alcohol use patterns between adolescent Asian American ethnic groups: Representative estimates from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health 2002-2013.
- How is depression experienced around the world? A systematic review of qualitative literature.
- Approach for Classification and Severity-grading of Long-term and Late-onset Health Events among Childhood Cancer Survivors in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort
- Caregiver mental health and HIV-infected child wellness: perspectives from Ugandan caregivers.
Honors and Awards:
- Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) for Outstanding Service by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public (2016)
- Global Health Faculty Advising Award by the Center for Global Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2014)
- Best Research Presentation at the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SVRI) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand (2013)
- Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013)
- Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) for Outstanding Service by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public (2012)
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