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Stevan M. Weine MD

Stevan M. Weine
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director of Global Medicine & Director of the Center for Global Health
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  • smweine [at]
  • (312) 355-5407
  • (312) 996-7658
  • School of Public Health / Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)
    1601 W. Taylor St.
    SPHPI MC 912
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:589
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Dr. Weine is Professor of Psychiatry at the UIC College of Medicine, where he also Director of Global Medicine and Director of the Center for Global Health. For 30 years he has been conducting research both with refugees and migrants in the U.S. and in post-conflict countries, focused on mental health, health, and violence prevention. His 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 at-risk populations live. This work has been supported by multiple grants from the NIMH, NICHD, DHS, NIJ, and other state, federal, and private funders, all with collaboration from community partners. This work has resulted in more than 130 publications and three books: When History is a Nightmare: Lives and Memories of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Rutgers, 1999); Testimony and Catastrophe: Narrating the Traumas of Political Violence (Northwestern, 2006), and Best Minds: How Allen Ginsberg Made Revolutionary Poetry from Madness (Fordham, 2023).  He has been awarded two Career Scientist Awards: “Services Based Research with Refugee Families” from the National Institute of Mental Health and “Labor Migration and Multilevel HIV Prevention” from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  Dr. Weine is the 2020 recipient of the Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry and the 2023 recipient of the Piergiorgio L.E. Uslenghi Global Engagement Faculty Award.

  • psychiatry

    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

  • Migrancy, Masculinity, and Preventing HIV in Tajik Male Migrant Workers (NICHD R01)

  • Labor Migration and Multilevel HIV Prevention (NICHD K24)

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

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

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

  • 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