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Stevan M. Weine MD

  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director of Global Medicine & Director of the Center for Global Health

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 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: “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.

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Lisa A. Razzano PhD, CPRP

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UIC Department of Psychiatry
  • Deputy Director, Center on Mental Health Services Research & Policy
  • Director of Graduate Studies, UIC College of Medicine
  • Director of Research, Thresholds

Lisa A. Razzano, PhD, CPRP is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Director for the James Scholar Program at the UIC College of Medicine. Dr. Razzano is recognized internationally for her funded research and workforce development programs focusing on mental health recovery, physical health co-morbidities, mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS, and community intervention and services research.

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Dan Hryhorczuk MD, MPH

  • Director of Environmental Health, Center for Global Health
  • Emeritus Professor

Dr. Daniel Hryhorczuk directs the global environmental health programs within the Center for Global Health. He is a Clinical Professor of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health.

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Chloe Polutnik

  • Program Coordinator

Medha Pandey

  • Grants Manager

Isme Humolli MD, PhD

  • Director of Epidemiology, Department at the National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo

Mahbat Bahromov MD

  • Director of the PRISMA Research Center, Tajikistan

Susan Pickett PhD

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rajiv P. Sharma MD

  • Research Professor of Psychiatry, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Neuroscience
  • Director of the Psychosis Program

Dr. Rajiv P. Sharma is a Research Professor of Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years, he has examined multiple aspects of the schizophrenia illness, including clinical presentations, biochemical studies (hormones, immune molecules, monoamine metabolites, neuropeptides), as well as molecular studies in living subjects, postmortem brain samples, and cell studies. His research is funded by NIH. He is currently focusing on the dissection of epigenetic gene regulation in schizophrenia, pertaining to immune function, cognition, treatment response.

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Marcia Edison PhD, MBA

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine
  • Director of Research and Evaluation, Center for Global Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Linda Forst MD, MPH

  • Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Timothy Johnson PhD

  • Director, Survey Research Laboratory, Professor, Public Administration, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tonda Hughes PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health
  • Co-Director, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
  • College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Arlene Miller PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Professor and Department Chair
  • Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Rush University

David Henry PhD

  • Professor, Institute for Health Research and Policy
  • School of Public Health and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Judith Levy PhD

  • Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration
  • Director, AIDS International Training and Research Program
  • School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Laurie Ruggiero PhD

  • Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ed Mensah PhD

  • Associate Professor, Health Policy and Administration
  • School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

David Eisenman MD, MSHS

  • Associate Professor in Residence
  • Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, School of Medicien, UCLA

Suzanne Feetham PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Visiting Professor, College of Nursing, University Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Stevan Hobfoll PhD

  • Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush University

Ferid Agani MD

  • Minister of Health of the Republic of Kosovo

Avdulla Alija PhD

  • Vice Rector for Scientific Research at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo

Salomiddin Isupov MD

  • Head of the Department of Science, Medical and Pharmaceutical Education, Ministry of Health, Tajikistan

Khurshed Kunguratov MD

  • Head of Republican Psychiatric Hospital, Tajikistan

Gulchekhra Pirova MD

  • Junior Faculty and Lecturer
  • Public Health Department, Tajik State Medical University, Tajikistan

Gulchekhra Pirova is a Junior Faculty member and lecturer in the Public Health Department at Tajik State Medical University. She received her Master of Public Health from Tajik State Medical University in 2012.  Her research interests include the influence of medical and psychosocial factors on deprived and underprivileged classes.

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Aliriza Arenliu PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Psychology, University of Hasan Prishtina, Kosovo

Aliriza Arënliu, is Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology at University of Prishtina since 2001 and holds a PhD degree in psychology from LudwigMaxmillianUniversity at Munich and BA and MA degree from BogaziçiUniversity, Istanbul in Psychological Guidance and Counseling. His research work and interests focus on risk and protective factors associated with suicide behavior among adolesc

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Huvaydo Mirzoshoev MD

  • Surgeon, National Medical Center, Tajikistan

Huvaydo Mirzoshoev received his M.D. from Tajik State Medical University in 2011. He worked as a surgeon at the Avicenna Cardiovascular Hospital, Republican Center of Endocrine and Purulent Septic Surgery, and at the National Medical Center in Dushanbe. His research specialty is on diabetes and its surgical complications, as well as the mental health of diabetic patients.

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Barakatullo Niyozov MD

  • Psychiatrist, Republican Clinical Hospital of Mental Illness

Barkatullo Niyozov received his M.D. from Tajik State Medical University in 2012.  He worked as a Psychiatrist and was the Head Doctor’s Deputy on medical issues at the Republican Hospital of Mental Illness in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He was a research assistant on a suicide investigation project at the Republican Clinical Hospital of Mental Illness in 2014.

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Shukrije Statovci MD

  • Head of Inpatient Services, Department of Psychiatry

Shukrije Statovci received her M.D. from the Univeristy of Prishtina in 1999.  She worked as a Psychiatrist and Head of the Ward at the Clinic of Psychiatry at University Clinical Center of Kosovo.  She has publication focusing on depression and epilepsy, depression and multiple sclerosis, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness with suicide ideation.

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