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Dr. Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Her research focuses on the mental health effects of oppression including violence, racism and discrimination. She has examined depression and its psychosocial correlates across a range of disadvantaged populations including trauma survivors, clients in poverty transition programs, psychiatric outpatient samples, and immigrant/refugee women. Her current projects are investigating empowerment-based programs for domestic violence survivors, low-income high school students, and military veterans. She is the co-editor (with Dana Crowley Jack) of Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World published by Oxford University Press.

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Research Output 1994 2018

Improving high school students' executive functions through digital game play

Homer, B. D., Plass, J. L., Raffaele, C., Ober, T. M. & Ali, A. Feb 1 2018 In : Computers and Education. 117, p. 50-58 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

computer game
Wounds and Injuries
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Cognitive Therapy

An empowerment-based experiential learning model: The PhotoCLUB program for children and adolescents

Ali, A., Sharp, S. & Meged, S. 2015 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Art for Life. Accpeted/In Press

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Collective action and emancipatory aims: Applying principles of feminist practice in a shelter for domestic violence survivors with disabilities

Ali, A., Mowry, R. & Ho, K. 2015 Barbara Fiduccia Papers on Women with Disabilities.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)


Jack, D. C., Ali, A. & Dias, S. 2015 (Accepted/In press) Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. Leong, F. (ed.). American Psychological Association

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (peer-reviewed)