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Stevan Weine, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he is also the Director of the International Center on Responses to Catastrophes and the Director of Global Health Research Training at the Center for Global Health. For 25 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 countering violent extremism. He leads an active, externally funded research program which has been supported by multiple federal, state, university, and foundation grants, from 1998 to the present, all with collaboration from community partners. To date, this includes eight grants from the National Institute of Mental health, two from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, three from the Fogarty International enter, four from the Department of Homeland Security, two from the National Institute of Justice, one from Federal Emergency Management Agency, and one from the Office of Aids Research. Weine is author of 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).

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