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“Mèt kò veye kò !”

(The owner of the body takes care of the body)

Haitian proverb

Selected publications

1.    Blanc, j., Vedanthan, R., Cadichon, J., Jean-Louis, G. (Under review). Psychometric Properties of the Creole Version of PCL-S & PTSD Among Haitian Females Exposed to Natural Disaster During Pregnancy. Journal of Black Psychology. 
2.    Blanc, J., Rahill, G, Spruill, T., Jean-Louis, G.& Mouchenik, Y. (2019). Association between Prenatal Exposure to the Haiti 2010 Earthquake, Consequent Maternal PTSD and Autistic Symptoms in Offspring. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.  
3.    Blanc, J., & Mouchenik, Y. (2017). Séisme, Grossesse et Devenir d'une Dyade Haïtienne Mère-Enfant Autiste et Epileptique. L’évolution Psychiatrique. 
4.    Blanc, J., Rahill G., Laconi S. & Mouchenik, Y. (2016). Religion, Depression, and Resilience in Survivors of Earthquake in Haiti. Journal of Affective Disorders, January, 190, 697-703. DOI:
5.    Blanc, J., Bui, E., Mouchenik, Y., Derivois, D., & Birmes, P. (2015). Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression in two Groups of Children One Year after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Journal of Affective Disorders, February, 172, 121–126.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.09.055 

6.    Blanc, J., Mouchenik Y. (2015). Prevalence of Autistic Behaviors in Offspring of Haitian Mothers Three Years after a Devastating Earthquake. J Preg Child Health 2: 138. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000138. 
7.    Mouchenik, Y., Marty-Chevreuil, A., Marquer, C., Joseph, N.E, Ducasse, J.W., Ryswick, C., Dejean,  A., Georges, R., Blanc, J.,Derivois, D., Baubet, T., &  Moro, M.R., (2014): Indicative evaluation of psychological disturbance amongst young children affected by the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, in Port- au-Prince, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2014.901589.

1.    Blanc, J. and van Balkom, D.C. (in press). Children’s Mental Health Following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake.  In C.W. Hoven, S. Tyano & L. Amsel (Eds.), Disasters and their impact on children's mental health: an international perspective. New York: Springer Nature.

2.    Blanc, J., Nunez, J., Williams, N., Seixas, A., Robins, R., & Jean-Louis, G. (2019). Sleep Health Equity. In Grandner, M. (Ed.) Sleep and Health.  Academic Press/Elsevier. UK. 10.1016/B978-0-12-815373-4.00035-6 

3.    Blanc, J. (2018). Esclavage et Psychotraumatologie de la crise haitienne (Slavery and Psychotraumatology of the Haitian Crisis). In Nicolas, A.C. & Bowser, B. (Ed.). Esclavage: quel impact sur la psychologie des populations? Editions Idem. Martinique. 

4.    Blanc, J., Madhere, S. (2017). Pensée Afrocaribéenne et (Psycho)traumatismes de la période esclavagiste et de la colonisation (Afrocaribbean thought and (psycho)trauma of slavery and colonization). Québec : Editions Science et bien commun.


Selected Presentations 

    Blanc, J., Spruill, T. Butler, M., Casimir, G., Jean-Louis, G. 0885 Resilience A Protective Factor For Sleep Disturbances Among Earthquake Survivors? Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Page A356,
    Blanc, J., Spruill, T. Butler, M., G., Seixas, A., Williams, N., James, C., Nunes, J., Jean-Louis. G 0696 Resilience, Race/Ethnicity and Sleep Disturbance among Hypertensive Females. Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, 13 April 2019, Page A279,  
    Blanc, J. Historical Trauma, Sleep Disparities, and Sleep Health Equity. The 44th Annual Conference of the New York African Studies Association. “The 50-Year Ripple: Black Studies – Sankofa Past Present and Future” April 12-13, 2019. York College, City University of New York
    Blanc, J. From Slavery to Sleep Health Disparities. International Symposium Healing the Wounds of Slavery: Towards Mutual Recovery. 18-19 October 2018. Berkley Centre, Georgetown University, Washington DC. UNESCO Slave Route Project and Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace.
    Blanc. J. Is Haitian Epistemology an African Epistemology? 41rst Conference of the National Council of Black Studies. March  9- 12, 2017, Houston Texas. 
    Blanc, J. Esclavage et Psychotraumatologie de la Crise Haitienne (Slavery and Psychotraumatology of the Haitian Crisis). International Colloquium. Slavery: What is its impact on the psychology of the populations. Martinique and Guadeloupe October 25-28, 2016. 
    Blanc, J., Bui, E., Thomas, L. C, Birmes, P., & Mouchenik, Y. Psychometric Properties of the Haitian Creole Version of PTSD Check-List in Mothers Exposed to the January 2010 Earthquake in Haiti.  Caribbean Regional Conference on Psychology, Suriname November 11-15, 2014.
    Blanc, J., Bui, E., Birmes, P. & Mouchenik, Y. Prenatal exposure to the January 2010 earthquake and prevalence of autism. The World Association of Social Psychiatry, Jubilee Congress, London November 13-15, 2014.  



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