Publications

  1. (In press) Ware, L.J., Kim, A.W., Prioreschi, A., Nyati, L., Draper, C., Lye, S.J., Norris, S.A. (2021). Social vulnerability and parity in urban African young women: A Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI). Journal for Public Health Policy.
  2. Backe, E.L., Bosire, E.N., Kim, A.W., Mendenhall, E. “Thinking Too Much”: A Systematic Review of the Idiom of Distress in sub-Saharan Africa. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.
  3. Kim, A.W., Nyengerai, T., Mendenhall, E. (2020). Evaluating the Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban South Africa: Perceived Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Childhood Trauma Predict Adult Depressive Symptoms. Psychological Medicine.
  4. McKerracher, L., Fried, R., Kim, A.W., Moffat, T., Sloboda, D. Galloway, T. (2020). Digest: Synergies between the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Framework and Multiple Branches of Evolutionary Anthropology. Evolutionary Anthropology.
  5. Lambert, M., Mendenhall, E.M., Kim, A.W., Cubasch, H., Joffe, M., Norris, S.A. (2020). Health System Experiences of Breast Cancer Survivors in urban South Africa. Women’s Health.
  6. Kim, A.W., Adam, E.K., Bechayda, S.A., Kuzawa, C.W. (2020). Early life exposure to domestic violence and HPA axis function independently predict adult depression in metropolitan Cebu, Philippines. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
  7. Subramaney, U., Kim, A.W.,  Chetty, I., Chetty, S., Jayrajh, P., Govender, M., Maharaj, P., Pak, E. (2020). Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Psychopathology in South Africa: Anxiety and Beyond. Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine.
  8. Mendenhall, E., Bosire, E., Kim, A.W., Norris, S.A. (2019). Cancer, chemotherapy, and HIV: Living with Cancer amidst Comorbidity in a South African Township. Social Science & Medicine.
  9. Kim. A.W., Kaiser, B., Bosire, E., Shahbazian, K., Norris, S., Mendenhall E. (2019). Idioms of Resilience among Cancer Patients in Urban South Africa: An Anthropological Heuristic for the Study of Culture and Resilience. Transcultural Psychiatry.
  10. Shreckengost, C. H., Kim, A.W., Whitaker, S.H., Weng, L., Pearce, B.D., Kaiser, B.N. (2019). Prevalence of Folate Deficiency in Adult Men and Women in the Haitian Central Plateau. International Health.
  11. Mendenhall, E., Kim, A.W. (2019). How to Fail a Scale: Reflections on a Failed Attempt to Assess Resilience. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry.
  12. Thayer, Z.M., Wilson, M.A., Kim, A.W., & Jaeggi, A.V. (2018). Impact of prenatal stress on offspring glucocorticoid levels: A phylogenetic meta-analysis across 14 vertebrate species. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 4942.

Short Reports

  1. Kim, A.W. (2020). Promoting mental health in community and research settings during COVID-19: Perspectives and experiences from a South African epidemiological study. Invited Commentary. American Journal of Human Biology.
  2. Kim. A.W. (2020). Is it time to rethink how we deliver mental healthcare services? Mental Health Matters. 7(3), 30-32.
  3. Kim, A.W. (2020). How should we study intergenerational trauma? Reflections from a 30-year birth cohort study in Soweto, South Africa. Somatosphere.

Book Chapters

  1. (In press) Kim, A.W., Subramaney, U. Psychiatric Morbidity and Mental Healthcare during the Coronavirus Pandemics in South Africa. In Dhai, A., Ballot, D. Veller, M. (Eds.) Pandemics in Healthcare: Principles, Processes and Practice. Cape Town: JUTA Academic.
  2. (In press) Mendenhall, E., Kim, A.W., Bosire, E. (2020). Qualitative Research in Mental Health in the African Context. In Ndetei, D. (Eds.) African Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health. Second Edition. Nairobi: The African Medical and Research Foundation.
  3. (In press) Mendenhall, E., Kim, A.W. (2020). Rethinking Idioms of Distress and Resilience in Anthropology and Global Mental Health. In Dyer, A., Kohrt, B., Candilis, P., & Cratsley, K. (Eds.) Textbook of Global Mental Health: Ethical Principles and Best Practices. New York: Springer.
  4. Smith, A.K., Parets, S.E., Kim, A.W. (2013). Epigenetics of Psychopathology. In Rhee, S.H. & Ronald, A. (Eds.), Behavior Genetics of Psychopathology. New York: Springer.

Reports, Public Articles, and Other Publications

  1. Kim. A.W., Mendenhall. E. Mental health and childhood trauma influenced how people perceived risk for COVID-19 during the first six weeks of South African lockdown. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/people-in-soweto-told-us-about-their-fears-in-the-first-weeks-of-south-africas-lockdown-142325
  2. Kim. A.W. COVID-19 has changed the way South Africa’s only toll-free mental health hotline works. Here’s why it matters. 8 August 2020. Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. https://bhekisisa.org/article/2020-08-11-covid19-mental-health-south-africa-telemedicine-depression-anxiety-group/
  3. Kim. A.W. (2020). Co-creating an integrated approach to Mental Health/Psychosocial Support Services  & Peacebuilding – Preliminary findings. Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. January 2020.
  4. Kim. A.W. (2016). Community food assessment in La Alma-Lincoln Park. Hunger Free Colorado. Congressional Hunger Center. February 2016.
  5. Kim. A.W. (2016). Food insecurity in farmworker communities. Farmworker Justice. Congressional Hunger Center. August 2016.

Media Coverage

  1. Scientific American – Arabic Version. https://www.scientificamerican.com/arabic/articles/news/ warnings-about-danger-of-covid-19-on-mental-health/. 11 November 2020. Article.
  2. Health24. Lockdown, pandemic effects: Soweto study re-emphasises need for better access to mental healthcare. https://www.health24.com/medical/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/lockdown-pandemic-effects-soweto-study-re-emphasises-need-for-better-access-to-mental-healthcare-20201027-3.
  3. Cambridge University Press. Fear of COVID-19 raises risk of depression among Soweto’s deprived communities. Press Release. Syndicated in Healio, Medical Xpress
  4. The Lancet Digital Health. Africa turns to telemedicine to close mental health gap. 1 November 2020. News article. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(20)30252-1/fulltext#%20.
  5. Radio 702 – Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph. COVID-19 has changed the way SA’s only toll-free mental health helpline works. Here’s why it matters. 11 August 2020. Radio interview. https://www.702.co.za/podcasts/196/the-best-of-afternoon-drive-with-joanne-joseph/349175/covid-19-has-changed-the-way-sas-only-toll-free-mental-health-helpline-works-heres-why-it-matters.
  6. Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism. COVID-19 has changed the way South Africa’s only toll-free mental health helpline works. Here’s why it matters. 11 August 2020. Opinion article. https://bhekisisa.org/article/2020-08-11-covid19-mental-health-south-africa-telemedicine-depression-anxiety-group/. Syndicated in The Daily Maverick.
  7. GauTV – Daughters of Destiny. Biology of Gender-Based Violence. 1 November 2019.
  8. ScienceDaily. Humans and others exposed to prenatal stress have high stress levels after birth. 10 April 2018. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180410161135.htm
  9. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Emory to help immigrant students. 18 April 2015. http://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/emory-help-immigrant-students/YuPLJyycdVhzQtBY8dHalJ/
  10. WABE – NPR’s Local Atlanta Radio Station. Emory To Offer Financial Aid To Some Undocumented Students. 3 April 2015. https://www.wabe.org/emory-offer-financial-aid-some-undocumented-students/
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