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.”