I am a PhD candidate at the School of Social Work. My research and public service interests focus on mental health prevention/promotion; lived experience of depression; the Recovery movement in mental health; and interventions that promote the emotional well being of Latino families. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health research and health promotion/prevention services, with particular emphasis on Latino families.
I got my bachelors in Psychology from the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. Then I pursued a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University.
Becerra, D., Castillo, J., Silva Arciniega, M. R., Bou Ghosn Naddy, M., & Nguyen, V. (2018). Increased immigration enforcement and perceived discrimination among Latino immigrants. The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 45 (2), Article 4.
Bou Ghosn, M., & Ayón, C. (2015). Predictors of psychotropic medication use in a nationally representative sample of Latino and Asian American adults: findings from the NLAAS. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 6(1): 21-49. DOI: 10.1086/680150
Ayón, C., Peña, V., & Bou Ghosn, M. (2014). Promotoras’ efforts to reduce alcohol use among Latino youth: Engaging Latino parents in prevention efforts. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 23(2), 129-147.
Ayón, C., & Bou Ghosn, M. (2013). Latino immigrant families’ social support networks: Strengths and limitations during a time of stringent immigration legislation and economic insecurity. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(3), 359-377.
Fayyad, J.; Karam, E.; Nasser Karam, A.; Cordahi, C.; Mneimneh, Z.; & Bou Ghosn, M. (2004). PTSD in children and adolescents following war: issues in research, outcome, and intervention. In Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Handbook (Silva, R, Ed.) Norton Publishers:NY.
Karam, G & Bou Ghosn, M. (2003). Psychosocial consequences of war among civilian populations. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 16, 413-419.
Bou Ghosn, M., & Ayón, C. (2014, April). Predictors of psychotropic medication use in a nationally representative sample of Latino and Asian American adults: findings from the NLAAS. Poster presented at the SIRC’s 12th Annual Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Bou Ghosn, M., & Ayón, C. (October, 2014). Predicting psychotropic use among Latinos and Asian Americans: findings from the NLAAS. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.
Bou Ghosn, M., Ayon, C & Peña, V. Promotoras' efforts to reduce alcohol use among Latino youth: Engaging Latino parents in prevention efforts. Poster presented at the Southwest's Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC)'s 11th Annual Conference, April 19th, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona.
Liu, X.; Hubbard, J.; Bou Ghosn, M.; & Adam I.B. Parasomnias and correlates among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at the19th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Denver, Colorado: June 2005.
Stocksmith, J.H.; Liu, X.; Kaplan, D.L.; & Bou Ghosn, M. Family environment and behaviour in Chinese children aged 6 to 11. Presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona: November 2004.
Cordahi, C.; Karam, E.G.; Nehme, G.; Fayyad, J.A.; Melhem, N.; Bou Ghosn, M.; & Kabbara, H. Orphans of War: a four-year prospective naturalistic study of traumatized children and adolescents. In Scientific Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. San Francisco, California: October 2002.