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Steve Weine, MD


Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
1601 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
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Weine S. Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 2013; 14(2).

Weine, S., Ware, N., Tugenberg, T., Hakizimana, L., Dahnweih, G., Currie, M., Wagner, M., Levin, E. Thriving, Managing, and Struggling: A Mixed Methods Study of Adolescent African Refugees Psychosocial Adjustment. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2013; 3(1): 72-81.

Weine S, Bahromov M, Loue S, & Owens L. HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors and Multi-Level Determinants Among Male Labor Migrants from Tajikistan. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2012; 15(4): 700-10.

Weine S, Kashuba A. Labor Migration and HIV Risk: A Systematic Review of the Literature. AIDS and Behavior. 2012; 16(6):1605-21.

Weine S. Developing Preventive Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Families in Resettlement. Family Process. 2011; 50(3): 410-30.

Bahromov, M., Weine, S. HIV Prevention for Migrants in Transit: Developing and Testing TRAIN. AIDS Education and Prevention. 2011; 23(3): 267-80.

Weine, S.M., Feetham, S., Kulauzovic, Y., Besic, S., Lezic, A., Mujagic, A., Muzurovic, J., Spahovic, D., Rolland, J., Sclove, S., & Pavkovic, S. (2008). A multiple-family group access intervention for refugee families with PTSD. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 34, 149-164.

Weine, S.M., Muzurovic, N., Kulauzovic, Y., Besic, S, Lezic, A., Mujagic, A., Muzurovic, J., Spahovic, D., Feetham, S., Ware, N., Knafl, K., & Pavkovic, I. (2004). Family consequences of political violence in refugee families. Family Process 43, 147-160.

Weine, S.M., Ukshini, S., Griffith, J., Agani, F., Pulleyblank Coffey, E., Ulaj, J., Becker, C., Ajeti, L., Elliot, M., Alidemaj-Sereqi, V., Landau, J., Asllani, M., Mango, M., Pavkovic, I., Bunjaku, A., Rolland, J., Çala, G., Saul, J., Makolli, S., Sluzki, C., Statovci, S., & Weingarten, K. (2005). A family approach to severe mental illness in post-war Kosovo. Psychiatry 68(1), 17-28.

Weine, S. M., Kulenovic, T., Dzubur, A., & Pavkovic, I, & Gibbons, R. (1998). Testimony psychotherapy in Bosnian refugees: A pilot study. American Journal of Psychiatry 155, 1720-1726

Stevan M. Weine M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
Director, International Center on Responses to Catastrophes
Director of Global Health Research Training, Center for Global Health

Stevan Weine, a psychiatrist, is a researcher, writer, teacher and clinician. His scholarly work focuses on the impact of trauma and migration on individuals, families, and communities. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Weine has demonstrated a strong commitment to patient-oriented research and mentoring new investigators, with continuous federal funding as Principal Investigator since 1998. His overall research mission is to develop, implement, and evaluate psychosocial interventions that are feasible, acceptable, and effective with respect to the complex real-life contexts where migrants and refugees live. He was awarded two Career Scientist Awards from the National Institute of Mental Health on “Services Based Research with Refugee Families” and “Labor Migration and Multilevel HIV Prevention.” He was principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health funded research study called “A Prevention and Access Intervention for Survivor Families” that investigated the Coffee and Family Education and Support intervention with Bosnian and Kosovar families in Chicago. Weine is author of two books. When History is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Rutgers, 1999) and Testimony and Catastrophe: Narrating the Traumas of Political Violence (Northwestern, 2006).

Currently, he is the principal investigator of five federally funded projects:

(1) Migrancy, Masculinity, and Preventing HIV in Tajik Male Migrant Workers (NICHD R01);.

(2) Labor Migration and Multilevel HIV Prevention (NICHD K24);.

(3) A Case-Control and Mixed Methods Study of HIV Risk and Protection among Labor Migrants (OAR R21).

(4) Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism (DHS).

(5) Transnational Crimes among Somali-Americans: Convergences of Radicalization and Trafficking (NIJ).


Refugee and migrant populations, which includes foci on mental health, HIV/AIDS risk and prevention, youth and family, violent extremism, community interventions, and mixed methods.


American Psychiatric Association
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
American Family Therapy Academy
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law



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