Andrew Rasmussen is a psychologist on faculty (Associate Professor) at Fordham University, and the Director of the MS Program in Applied Psychological Methods. (He was formerly on faculty at New York University School of Medicine, where he was the Research Director at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture.) His work revolves primarily around displaced populations (refugees, IDPs, asylum seekers) and evaluation of programs that aim to aid these communities. Other interests include trauma and psychosocial stressors, measurement of culturally-specific expressions of distress, and families’ responses to immigration stressors. A New Yorker since his teenage years, he currently resides in Brooklyn.
Dr. Rasmussen’s work is supported in part by a K23 Career Development Award (K23HD059075) from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child & Human Development (NICHD, an institute of the NIH). The content of this blog is solely the responsibility of author and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NICHD or the NIH. Dr. Rasmussen is also supported by the Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program.
Dr. Rasmussen’s publications (since 2010) include:
Keatley, E., Ashman, T., Im, B., & Rasmussen, A. (2013). Self report traumatic brain injury among refugee survivors of torture. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 1-6. DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3182776a70
Rasmussen, A., Crager, M., Chu, T., & Gany, F. (2012). Onset of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression among refugees and voluntary migrants to the United States. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 705-712. DOI: 10.1002/jts.21763
Chu, T., Keller, A. S., & Rasmussen, A. (2012, September). Effects of post-migration factors on PTSD outcomes among immigrant survivors of political violence. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-012-9696-1.
Rasmussen, A., Akinsulure-Smith, A., Chu, T., & Keatley, E. (2012). “911” among West African immigrants in New York City: A qualitative study of disciplinary practices and perceptions of child welfare authorities. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 516-525. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.03.042
Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Keatley, E. & Rasmussen, A. (2012). Responding to secondary traumatic stress: A pilot study of torture treatment programs in the United States. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 232-235. doi: 10.1002/jts.21684
Raghavan, S., Rasmussen, A., Rosenfeld, B., & Keller, A. S. (2012). Correlates of Symptom Reduction in Treatment-Seeking Survivors of Torture. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028118
Rasmussen, A., Crager, M., Keatley, E., Keller, A. S., & Rosenfeld, B. (2011). Screening for Torture: A narrative checklist comparing legal definitions in a torture treatment clinic. Zeitschrift für Psychologie / Journal of Psychology, 219(3), 143-149. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000061
Rasmussen, A., Katoni, B., Keller, A.S., & Wilkinson, J. (2011). Posttraumatic idioms of distress among Darfur refugees: Hozun and majnun. Transcultural Psychiatry, 48(4), 392-415. doi: 10.1177/1363461511409283
Rasmussen, A., Nguyen, L., Wilkinson, J., Raghavan, S., Vundla, S., Miller, K., Keller, A.S. (2010). Rates and impact of trauma and current stressors among Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(2), 227-236. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01026.x
Rasmussen, A., & Annan, J. (2010). Predicting stress related to basic needs and safety in Darfur refugee camps: A structural and social ecological analysis. Journal of Refugee Studies, 23, 23-40. doi: 10.1093/jrs/fep044
Greene, D., Rasmussen, A., & Rosenfeld, B. (2010). Defining torture: A review of 40 years of health science research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(4), 528-531. doi: 10.1002/jts.20552
Miller, K. & Rasmussen, A. (2010). War exposure, daily stressors, and mental health in conflict and post-conflict settings: Bridging the divide between trauma-focused and psychosocial frameworks. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 7-16. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.029
Hooberman, J., Rosenfeld, B., Rasmussen, A., & Keller, A. (2010). Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Refugees: The Moderating Effect of Coping Style on Resilience Variables. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(4), 557-563. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01060.x
Dr. Rasmussen has been a consultant for USAID, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Physicians for Human Rights. Contact him by leaving a comment, below.