Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ismayilova L., Karimli L., Gaveras E., Sanson J., Chaffin J., To A. (2017). An integrated approach to increasing women’s status and reducing family violence in a West African country: Results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Psychology of Violence. DOI: 10.1037/vio0000136 
  • Karimli L., Rost L., Ismayilova L. (in press). Child labor as risk factor for child health outcomes: findings from an experimental study among ultra-poor households in Burkina Faso. Journal of Adolescent Health, Special Issue.
  • Ismayilova L., Gaveras E., Sanson J., Chaffin J. To A., Nanema R. (under review). Improving mental health and well-being outcomes among ultra-poor children: Two-year results of an open-label, cluster-randomised controlled trial  in Burkina Faso.
  • Ismayilova L., Karimli L. (under review). Harsh parenting and child violence among ultra-poor families: A cluster-randomized trial in francophone West Africa.
  • Ismayilova L., Karimli L. (under review). Effects of an integrated economic empowerment and child protection intervention on child mental health: Testing a multiple mediation model.
  • Ismayilova L., Terlikbayeva A., Rozental Y. (under review). Multimedia intervention to prevent drug use among at-risk adolescents in Central Asia: Preliminary family-level findings from a pilot randomized control trial.
  • Ismayilova L., Gaveras E., Blum A., Tô-Camier A., Nanema R. (2016). Maltreatment and mental health outcomes among ultra-poor children in Burkina Faso: A latent class analysis. PLoS ONE. 11(10): e0164790. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164790
  • El-Bassel, N., Gilbert, L., Shaw, S. A., Mergenova, G., Terlikbayeva, A., Primbetova, S., Ma, X., Chang, M., Ismayilova, L., Hunt, T. & West, B. (2016). The Silk Road Health Project: How mobility and migration status influence HIV risks among male migrant workers in Central Asia. PloS ONE, 11(3), e0151278.
  • Ismayilova L. (2015). Spousal violence in five transitional countries: A population-based multi-level modeling of individual and contextual risk factors. American Journal of Public Health, 105(11), e12-e22.
  • Gilbert, L., Shaw, S., Terlikbayeva, A., McCrimmon, T., Zhussupov, B. & Ismayilova L. (2015). Intimate partner violence and HIV risks among migrant women in Central Asia. Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 6(3): 428-436.
  • El-Bassel, N., Shaw, S. A., Mergenova, G., Ismayilova, L., & McCrimmon, T. (2015). Masculinities and social contexts of HIV risk practices among Central Asian male migrant workers. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, 6(486), 2.
  • Ismayilova L., Ssewamala F., Huseynli A. (2014) Reforming child institutional care in the Post-Soviet bloc: The potential role of family-based empowerment strategies. Children and Youth Services Review, 47(2):136-148.
  • Ismayilova L., El-Bassel N. (2014). Intimate partner physical and sexual violence and pregnancy outcomes in the three former Soviet Union countries: Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Ukraine. Violence Against Women, 20(6):633-652.
  • Ismayilova L., Lee H.N., Shaw, S., El-Bassel, N., Gilbert, L., Terlikbayeva, A., Rozental Y. (2014). Mental health and migration: Depression, alcohol abuse, and access to health care among migrants in Central Asia. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16(6), 1138-1148.
  • El-Bassel N., Gilbert L., Terlikbayeva A., Beyrer C., Wu E., Chang M., Hunt T., Ismayilova L., Shaw S., Primbetova S., Rozental Y., Zhussopov B., Tukeyev M. (2014). Effects of a couple-based intervention to reduce risks for HIV, HCV, and STIs among drug-involved heterosexual couples in Kazakhstan: a randomized controlled trial. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 67(2), 196-203.
  • El-Bassel, N., Gilbert, L., Terlikbayeva, A., Beyrer, C., Wu, E., Shaw, S., Ma X., Chang M., Hunt T., Ismayilova L., Primbetova, S., Rozental Y. Zhussupov B. (2014). HIV risks among injecting and non-injecting female partners of men who inject drugs in Almaty, Kazakhstan: Implications for HIV prevention, research, and policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 25(6), 1195-1203.
  • Ismayilova L., El-Bassel N. (2013). Prevalence and correlates of intimate partner violence by type and severity: Population-based studies in Azerbaijan, Moldova, and Ukraine. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(12): 2521 – 2556.
  • El-Bassel, N., Gilbert, L., Terlikbayeva, A., Wu, E., Beyrer, C., Shaw, S., Hunt T., Ma X., Chang M., Ismayilova I., Tukeyev M., Zhussupov B., Rozental Y. (2013). HIV among injection drug users and their intimate partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan. AIDS and Behavior, 17(7), 2490-2500.
  • Alkhasawneh I., Ismayilova L., Seshan V., Olimat H., El-Bassel N. (2013). Predictors of Human Immunodeficiency Virus knowledge among Jordanian youths. SQU Medical Journal, 13(2), pp. 232-240.
  • Ismayilova L., Ssewamala F., Karimli L. (2012). Family support as a mediator of sexual risk taking among orphaned children in rural Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(3): 228-235.
  • Ismayilova L., Olimat H. Alkhasawneh I., Shaw S., El-Bassel N., (2012). Depressive symptoms among Jordanian youth: results of a national survey. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(1):133-140.
  • Ismayilova L., Ssewamala F., Mooers E., Nabunya P., Sheshadri S. (2012). Imagining the future: Community Perception of the Family Empowerment Intervention for Orphaned Children in Rural Uganda. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(10): 2042–2051.
  • Janevic T., Pallas SW., Ismayilova L., Bradley EH. (2012). Individual and community level socioeconomic inequalities in contraceptive use in 10 Newly Independent States: a multilevel cross-sectional analysis. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(1):69.
  • Ssewamala FM, Neilands TB, Waldfogel J., Ismayilova L. (2012). The impact of a comprehensive microfinance intervention on depression levels of AIDS-orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(4): 346-352.
  • Alkhasawneh I., Ismayilova L., El-Bassel N, Olimat H. (2012). Status of social and behavioral HIV/AIDS research in Jordan: A systematic review. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18(5): 487-494.
  • Karimli L., Ssewamala F., 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.
  • Ssewamala F., Chung Keun H., Neilands T.B., Ismayilova L., and Sperber E. (2010). The Effect of Economic Assets on Sexual Risk Taking among Orphaned Adolescents in Uganda. American Journal of Public Health, 100(3): 483-488. 
  • Ssewamala FM, Karimli L, Chung Keun H, Ismayilova L. (2010). Social Support, Savings, and Educational Outcomes of Orphaned Adolescents in Sub-­‐Saharan Africa: Prospects for Family-­‐level Economic Strengthening Programs. Children and Youth Services Review, 32(12), 1704-­1710.
  • Guterman N.B., Haj-­‐Yahia M.M., Vorhies V., Ismayilova L., Leshem B. (2010). Help-­‐Seeking and Internal Obstacles to Receiving Support in the Wake of Community Violence Exposure: The Case of Arab and Jewish Adolescents in Israel. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(6): 687-­696.
  • Ssewamala F., Ismayilova L., McKay M., Sperber E., BannonW., Alicea S., (2009). Gender and the Effects of an Economic Empowerment Program on Sexual Risk--Taking among Adolescent Youth in Uganda. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(4): 372-­378.
  • Ssewamala F. and Ismayilova L. (2009). Integrating Children Savings Accounts in the Care and Support of Orphaned Adolescents in Rural Uganda. Social Service Review, 83(3): 453-­472.
  • Ssewamala F., Bannon W., Alicea S., 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.

Book Chapters

  • Ssewamala, F. M. and Ismayilova, L. (2008). Faith-­‐based Institutions as Project Implementers: An Innovative Economic Empowerment Intervention for Care and Support of AIDS-­‐Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Rural Uganda. In Pamela Joshi, Stephanie Hawkins and Jeffrey Novey (Eds.) edited volume, Innovations in Effective Compassion: Compendium of Research Papers for the White House FBO Conference (pp.213-­‐235). US Department of Health and Human Services. Available at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/fbci/comp08/