Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Ofonedu, M. E., Franklin, A.J., Breland-Noble, A. Girvan, E.,Turner, E. & Harb, C. A. Intervention Strategies for Promoting Positive Mental Health Outcomes for Young Black Youth of African Descent. School Psychology Quarterly (Under Review)

Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C., Ofonedu, M. E., Dutrow D., Kurtz M., & Slade, E. (In Review ). Reducing Preschool Behavior Problems in an Urban Mental Health Clinic Serving Low-Income Families: A Pragmatic, Randomized, Non-Inferiority Comparative Effectiveness Trial. JAMA Pediatrics (In Review- submitted 12.06.17)

Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C., Ofonedu, M. E., & Kurtz M. (2017). Does Parent Training Format Affect Treatment Engagement? A Randomized Study of Families at Social Risk. Journal of Child and Family Studies https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0984-1

Ofonedu, M. E., Belcher, H. M. E., Budhathoki, C. & Gross, D. A., (2016). Understanding Barriers to Initial Treatment Engagement among Underserved Families Seeking Mental Health Services.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(3):863-876 DOI: 10.1007/s10826-016-0603-6

Beltran, M., Brown-Elhillali, A. N., Held, A. R., Ryce, P. C., Ofonedu, M. E., Hoover, D. W., & ... Belcher, H. E. (2016). Yoga-based Psychotherapy Groups for Boys Exposed to Trauma in Urban Settings. Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 22(1), 39-46.

Maepa, M.P., Idemudia, E.S. & Ofonedu, M.E. (2015). The relationship between Parenting styles and childhood trauma: A study of street children in Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(2), 552-565.

Gross, D. A., Belcher, H. M. E., Ofonedu, M. E., Breitenstein, S., Frick, K. D., & Budhathoki, C. (2014). Study protocol for a comparative effectiveness trial of two parent training programs in a fee-for-service mental health clinic: can we improve mental health services to low-income families? Trials 15:70 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-70 

Ofonedu, M. E., Percy, W. H., Harris-Britt, A., & Belcher, M. E. (2013). Depression in Inner City African American Youth: A Phenomenological Study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(1), 96-106 doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9583-3

Ofonedu, M. E. (2011). Experiences of inner city Black youth living with depression. ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Publication # AAT 3460497

International Presentations, Abstracts and Publications:

Ofonedu, M. E. (2015). Understanding Mental Health Treatment Engagement in At-Risk Families of Children with Behavior Problems. Poster Presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, 08.07. 2015, Toronto Canada

Ofonedu, M. E.(2014). “Social Connectedness as Protective Factors to Depression in African American Youth: A Qualitative Insight. Oral Presentation at the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), 07.12. 2014, Paris France

Ofonedu, M. E. (2013). Attachment and Early Parenting. Invited International Speaker at the Eastern Africa Regional Conference of Psychology (EARCP) Kampala, 11.2.2013, East Africa Uganda

Ofonedu, M. E. (2013). Youth Rebellion and Mental Health.  Invited International Speaker at the Eastern Africa Regional Conference of Psychology (EARCP) Kampala, 11.2.2013, East Africa Uganda

Ofonedu, M. E (2012). A Phenomenological Study: Experiences of Inner city Black Youth living with Depression.  Paper Presentation at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 30th Annual Convention, 08. 2012. Cape Town South Africa

National and Regional Presentations, Abstract and Publications:

Ofonedu, M. E (Chair), Franklin, A.J., Breland-Nobel, A., Garvin, E., Cook, C., Turner, E.A. (2017). Strategies for Promoting Positive Mental Health Outcomes for Black Youth. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, 08.05.2017, Washington, D.C

Ofonedu, M. E (Chair), Price, L.N., Kuriansky, J.,Khoury, B., Gregerson, M., Bastien, G., Coker-Appiah, D.( 2017). Global Approach to Trauma Prevention and Interventions: Policy and Practice. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, 08.04.2017, Washington, D.C

Ofonedu, M. E (Chair), Devereux, E., Marin, M. R., Miller M., Haskett, M., Silva J., Jaimes, L., von der Embse, N. P., et al. (2017). Walk-a-Mile Experience: A Families Living in Poverty Awareness Session. Symposium conducted at the American Psychological Association Convention, 08.03.2017, Washington, D.C

Ofonedu, M. E (2011). Experiences of Inner city Black Youth living with Depression. Poster Presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, 08.05.2011, Washington DC

Other Selected Presentations:

Ofonedu, M. E (2017).Treatment of Depression in African American Adolescents. Continuing Professional Education Instructor. University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. 10. 19. 2017, Shady Grove, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2016). Understanding Treatment Engagement of Underserved Ethnic Minority Families and Children. Continuing Professional Education Instructor. University of Maryland School of Social Work. 10.27. 2016, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2015). Hear Our Voice: Depression among Inner-City African American Youth Exposed to Negative Life Events: Assessment and Treatment Strategies that Work. Continuing Professional Education Instructor. Kennedy Krieger Institute Trauma Training Academy, 10.02. 2015, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E., Rowel, R., Brown-Elhillali, A., Neal, K., Edwards, L., (2015). Suicide and Culture: Taking the Cultural Context into Consideration for Suicide Prevention and Interventions. Symposium Chair at the Maryland 27th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. 10.07. 2015, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2015). Treatment of Depression in African American Adolescents Continuing Professional Education Instructor. University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. 06. 25. 2015, Washington, DC

Ofonedu, M. E (2014). The New “At-Risk” Youth: Who They Are and How We can Help. Invited Speaker at the Maryland 25th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference. 10.01, 2014

Ofonedu, M. E (2013). Treatment of Depression in African American Adolescents. Continuing Professional Education Instructor. University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work, 12.12. 2013, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2013). Hear Our Voice: Depression among Inner City African American Youth: Assessment and Treatment Strategies that Work. Invited Speaker at the Maryland 25th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference , 10.02. 2013, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E., & Brown-Elhillali, A., (2013). Light at the End of the Tunnel: Treating Trauma and Reducing Suicidality with Evidence Based Methods. Invited co-Speaker at the Maryland 25th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference , 10.02.2013, Baltimore, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2012). Treatment of depression in African American Adolescents. Invited Speaker at the Safe Harbor Christian Counseling Continuing Professional Education Conference. 10.12. 2012, Columbia, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2012). Treatment of depression in African American Adolescents. Invited Speaker at the Safe Harbor Christian Counseling Continuing Professional Education Conference. 10.26. 2012, Annapolis, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2012). Emotional Wellness for Families, Practitioners and Caregivers. Invited Speaker at the New Life Continuing Professional Education Conference, 06.23.2013, Columbia, MD

Ofonedu, M. E (2011). Panel Member at the Capella University Doctoral Programs Residential Colloquium , 10.28.2011, Arlington, VA