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  • Dr. Ngozi Victoria Enelamah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire. Her interdisciplinary research and scholarship adopt culturally grounded approaches to address global mental health disparities among Black US-born and sub-Saharan African immigrant and refugee children, youth, and families. Her interventions use biopsychosocial frameworks and adopt an implementation science approach toward promoting and integrating behavioral health into allied services. Dr. Enelamah has over two decades of macro practice, community, and public health experience that has helped to address and strengthen health and education systems. Before becoming a faculty member at UNH, Dr. Enelamah was a non-profit founder/leader and institutional capacity-building specialist. Her training includes an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an MBA from the University of Lagos, an Ed.M. from Harvard University, and an MSW and Ph.D. from Boston College.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2024 Maternal Subjective Wellbeing and the Cognitive and Socioemotional Outcomes of 3- to 4-Year-Old Children in NigeriaJournal of Child and Family Studies.  33:1544-1558. 2024
    2024 Examining the Utility of the Early Childhood Development Index (ECDI) among Children in the Nigeria Context.Children.  11:361. 2024
    2024 Social protection and absorptive capacity: Disaster preparedness and social welfare policy in the United StatesWorld Development.  173:106443-106443. 2024
    2023 Individual, familial, and sociocontextual correlates of maternal caregiving among African American adolescents in public housingFamily Relations.  72:2390-2409. 2023
    2023 Stress Biomarkers in Black Youth: Exploring Psychological, Behavioral, and Socio-Ecological Correlates.Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine.  100:892-903. 2023
    2023 Structural and Intermediary Social Determinants of Health and the Emotional and Behavioral Health of US Children.Children.  10:1100. 2023
    2023 Gender (in)equity in global mental health research: A call to action.Transcultural Psychiatry.  60:400-411. 2023
    2023 Assessing the Modified Neighborhood Cohesion Index Among African American Adolescents Living in Public Housing: An Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis.Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.  14:291-312. 2023
    2023 Variations in risk, resilience, and protective factors for cognitive and socioemotional development among 3- to 4-year-old children in Nigeria: A multilevel modelingEarly Childhood Research Quarterly.  64:162-173. 2023
    2022 Getting to zero HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding perceptions of locals using the social determinants of health framework.Health and Social Care in the Community.  30:e739-e748. 2022
    2021 Maternal caregiver's typologies and internalized behaviors in African American adolescents living in urban public housing.Journal of Community Psychology.  49:2548-2568. 2021
    2021 Safeguarding the Lives of Children Affected by Boko Haram: Application of the SAFE Model of Child Protection to a Rights-Based Situation Analysis.Health and Human Rights: an international journal.  23:27-41. 2021
    2021 Exposure to Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Among Youth in Public Housing: Do Community, Family, and Peers Matter?Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities.  8:264-274. 2021
    2020 Dimensions of altruism behaviors among Americans in the general social surveyJournal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.  30:213-227. 2020
    2019 Living through war: Mental health of children and youth in conflict-affected areasInternational Review of the Red Cross.  101:481-506. 2019
    2019 Conceptualizing the African child as orphan and vulnerable: A label in need of redefinition?International Social Work.  62:62-75. 2019


    Year Title
    2020 Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan 2020
    2020 Interpersonal Violence and Forced Displacement.  1-23. 2020
    2017 Getting to zero: A conversation on Orphans, Vulnerable Children, and the welfare of children in sub-Saharan Africa 2017
    Immigrant Integration in the United States

    Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Ngozi Enelamah