Writing

Efevbera, Y. (2021). “Let’s call the Atlanta-area spa shooting what it is: Femicide.” Medium. Available at: https://medium.com/@yvette.efevbera/lets-call-the-atlanta-area-spa-shooting-what-it-is-femicide-67e081c1f5ce

Efevbera, Y. and Farmer, P. (2021). “‘It is this which is normal’ A qualitative study on girl child marriage and health in Conakry, Guinea.” Social Science & Medicine, 273(113762). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113762

Kanbur, N., Barral, R., Efevbera, Y., Kelley, M. A., Svetaz, M. V., Miller, E., Bhave, S., Coyne-Beasley, T., Raymond-Flesch, M. (2021). “Call to action femicide: Illuminating a shadow pandemic as a global health emergency.” Journal of Adolescent Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.11.022

Efevbera, Y., & Bhabha, J. (2020). Defining and deconstructing girl child marriage and applications to global public health. BMC Public Health, 20(157) doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09545-0

Efevbera, Y. (2020, Aug. 2). The world I want for our daughters: A manifesto. Medium. Available at: https://medium.com/@yvette.efevbera/the-world-i-want-for-our-daughters-a-manifesto-97dd71f19ca3

Efevbera, Y. Haj-Ahmed, J., Lai, J., Hainsworth, G., Levy, M., Sirivansanti, N., Apio, W., Zurak, M., & Petroni, S. (2020). Multisectoral programming  for adolescent health and wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from a symposium hosted by UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(1), 24 doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.04.007

Sigel, E. J., Culyba, A., Westers, N. J., Stoddard, S., Elliott, A. S., Brittner, M., Efevbera, Y., Austin, K., Miller, E., & Coyne-Beasley, T. (2020). Preventing Firearm Violence in Youth Through Evidence-Informed Strategies The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Journal of Adolescent Health and Medicine, 66(2), 260-264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.11.295

Efevbera, Y., Bhabha, J., Farmer, P., & Fink, G. (2019). Girl child marriage, socioeconomic status, and undernutrition: Evidence from 35 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. BMC medicine17(1), 55. https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-019-1279-8

Efevbera, Y., & Feurey, C. (2019, Jul. 26) “Child marriage and the potential of adolescence.” Medium.com. Available at: https://medium.com/@yvette.efevbera/child-marriage-and-the-potential-of-adolescence-aaee23e57072 

Efevbera, Y. (2019). 27. ‘It Is This Which Is Normal’ A qualitative study on women’s experiences with child marriage and health in Conakry, Guinea. Journal of Adolescent Health64(2), S14-S15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.10.041

Efevbera, Y. (2018). Girl Child Marriage, Health, and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Mixed Methods Investigation. [Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health]. Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37925669

Efevbera, Y., Farmer, P., Bhabha, J., & Fink, G. (2018). “Child marriage and underweight in sub-Saharan Africa: A 35 country cross-national study (Abstract 46).” Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(2), S25-S26. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.11.051 

Efevbera, Y., McCoy, D. C., Wuermli, A., & Betancourt, T. (2018). “Integrating early child development and violence prevention programs: A systematic review.” New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development. doi: 10.1002/cad.20230

Finlay, J. E., Efevbera, Y., Ndikubagenzi, J., Karra, M., & Canning, D. (2018). “Reframing the measurement of women’s work: Focus-group work in Burundi.” Work, Employment and Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018774245

Efevbera, Y., McCoy, D. C., Wuermli, A., & Betancourt, T. (2017). “Integrating early child development and violence prevention programs: A systematic review.” New Directions for Child and Adolescent Health. doi: 10.1002/cad.20230

Efevbera, Y., Bhabha, J., Farmer, P., & Fink, G. (2017). “Girl child marriage as a risk factor for early childhood development and stunting.” Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.027

Efevbera, Y. (2017). “Experiences of early and forced marriage in Conakry, Guinea: An exploratory study (Abstract 198).” Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(2)suppl1, S017. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.10.391

Efevbera, Y., McCoy, D. C., Wuermli, A., & Betancourt, T. (2017). “Early childhood development plus violence prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A qualitative study.” Children & Society.  doi:10.1111/chso.12169

Efevbera, Y. (2017, Apr. 10). “Recognizing child marriage as a maternal and women’s health issue.” Maternal Health Task Force Blog. Available at: https://www.mhtf.org/2017/04/10/recognizing-child-marriage-as-a-maternal-and-womens-health-issue/

Efevbera, Y. and Betancourt, T. (2016). “Youth do all such things to survive here”: A qualitative study of challenges facing war-affected youth in Sierra Leone.” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Special Issue on Children and Armed Conflict. doi: 10.1037/pac0000174

Efevbera, Y. (2015) “Looking back to look forward: Lessons from history in addressing racism in public health.” Harvard Public Health Review. Retrieved from https://medium.com/harvard-public-health-review/looking-back-to-move-forward-lessons-from-history-in-addressing-racism-in-public-health-20ec5d89cb34#.v7hc67wkd

Efevbera, Y. (2014, Dec. 1). “Power, privilege, and HIV/AIDS: A call for renewed activism on World AIDS Day 2014.” Medium.com. Available at: https://medium.com/@ghcorps/power-privilege-and-hiv-aids-96dbf2f75671  

Efevbera, Y., Wuermli, A., McCoy, D., and Betancourt, T. (2013) “A Landscape Analysis: Integrating Early Childhood Development and Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” [Consultancy Report]. UBS Optimus Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

Khoja, S. and Efevbera, Y. (2012). “Baseline Evaluation of the mHealth Ecosystem and the Performance of the mHealth Alliance.”United Nations Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Efevbera, Y. (2012). “Child Marriage and HIV in Malawi: When Human Rights Can, and Should, Meet Public Health.” Abstract Booklet for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Washington, D.C.

Efevbera, Y. and McNab, E. (2012). “2011 m2m Program Evaluation Report: Malawi.” mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa.

Efevbera, Y. (2011). “Child Marriage and HIV in Malawi: A Human Rights and Public Health Analysis.” Abstract Booklet for the National AIDS Commission Dissemination Meeting, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Efevbera, Y. (2010). “White Paper for the Session: Innovative Local Solutions to Malnutrition.” [White Paper]. Izumi Foundation Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Efevbera, Y. (2009). “What’s Happening to Uganda’s Girls: the Effects of War on Youth Culture in Northern Uganda.” Center for Gender in Global Context and Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Efevbera, Y. (2008). “Islam, Christianity, and AIDS: Lessons from Embracing Religion in the HIV/AIDS Policies of Uganda and Senegal.” Articulate, 1, 9-22.

Efevbera, Y. (2008). “Allah, ‘ABC,’ and HIV/AIDS: A Comparative Analysis on the Role of Religion in HIV/AIDS Policy in Senegal and Uganda.” Abstract Booklet for the 15th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa.

Efevbera, Y. (2007). “An Answer to AIDS?: How Intense Government Involvement and International Aid, a Multisectoral and Multidisciplinary Response, Can Lead to a Low Rate of HIV/AIDS, as Seen in the Example of Senegal.” Conseil National de la Lutte contre  le SIDA (CNLS) and Government of Senegal, Dakar, Senegal.

Additional scholarly manuscripts in progress or under review:

Efevbera, Y. “They did not give me the chance to finish my studies’ The effects of child marriage on education in Guinea.”

Finlay, J. E., Mejia, I., & Efevbera, Y. “Determinants of early childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel.”

More than 100 first-authored articles and blog posts previously posted, including by invitation on:

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