Stevan Weine

Professor of psychiatry, director of global medicine and director of the Center for Global Health


Stevan Weine

Stevan Weine, professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Global Health. (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/UIC)

Dr. Stevan 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 Weine has been conducting health, mental health, and violence prevention research with refugees and migrants in the U.S. and in post-conflict countries. 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.

Weine’s work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Justice, and other state, federal, and private funders, all with collaboration from community partners. This work has resulted in more than 130 publications 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).

He has been awarded two Career Scientist Awards: the Services Based Research with Refugee Families award from the NIMH and the Labor Migration and Multilevel HIV Prevention award from the NICHD. Weine also is the 2020 recipient of the Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry.

Subject areas:

  • International and domestic terrorism, including radicalization and terrorist recruitment of youth
  • Migration and migrant worker mental health
  • Mental health
  • Psychological impact of catastrophe
  • Psychological issues of refugees and victims of ethnic cleansing
  • Trauma and disasters
  • Violent extremism
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