Kristen is a doctoral student studying medical anthropology and global health. She has worked both in Haiti, looking at various strategies to implement mental health task-sharing interventions, and Liberia, on issues related to mental health stigma. Currently she is collaborating on a longitudinal study of youth, mental health, and violence in Sierra Leone. Specifically she is looking at how men raise their children in the aftermath of conflict, and the impact of father engagement on family dynamics and child wellbeing.
Wagenaar BH, Hagaman AK, Kaiser BN, McLean KE, Kohrt BA. (2012). Depression, suicidal ideation, and associated factors: a cross-sectional study in rural Haiti. BMC Psychiatry, 12:149.
Wagenaar, BH, Kohrt, BA, Hagaman, AK, McLean, KE, and Kaiser, BN. (2013). Determinants of care seeking for mental health problems in rural Haiti: Culture, cost, or competency. Psychiatric Services, 64(4), 366-72.
Hagaman, AK, Wagenaar, BH, McLean, KE, Winskell, K, Kaiser, BN, and Kohrt, BA. (2013). Suicide in rural Haiti: Clinical and community perceptions of prevalence, etiology, and prevention. Social Science & Medicine, 83, 61-9.
Kaiser, BN, McLean, KE, Kohrt, BA, Hagaman, AK, Wagenaar, BH, Khoury, NM, Keys, HM. (In Press). “Reflechi twòp” – Thinking too much: Description of a cultural syndrome in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry.
McLean, KE, Kaiser, BN, Hagaman, AK, Wagenaar, BH, Therosme, TP, Kohrt, BA. (Under review). What training models work for mental health care task sharing? Comparison of a structured group training and apprenticeship approach in rural Haiti.