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Stevan M. Weine MD

Stevan M. Weine
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, International Center on Responses to Catastrophes
  • Director of Global Health Research Training, Center for Global Health
Contact Information
  • (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

Dr. Weine is Professor of Psychiatry at the UIC College of Medicine, where he also Director of the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes (ICORC) For the past 20 years he has conducted a program of research focused on trauma- and migration-impacted populations. 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 migrants and refugees live. This work has been supported by multiple grants from the NIMH, NICHD, DHS, and other state, federal, and private funders, all with collaboration from community partners. This work has resulted in more than 80 publications and two books.

He was awarded a 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. 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 more than 80 publication and 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). Weine is currently Principal Investigator of two NIH funded studies: “Migrancy, Masculinity, and Preventing HIV in Tajik Male Migrant Workers”, and he is also Principal Investigator of a DHS funded study on “Violent Radicalization and Terrorist Recruitment in Somali Americans.” 

  • 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