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Practice Professor
William Weiss

Departmental Affiliations

Health Systems

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E8132

Research Interests

International Health; Maternal and Child Survival; Maternal and Child Health; Community Health; Community Development; Health and Management Information Systems; Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation; Refugee Health; Mental Health; HIV/AIDS;
Experiences & Accomplishments
My research interest is management of health systems in low and middle income countries, with a special interest in health systems serving populations affected by humanitarian emergencies and disasters.

My particular topic of interest is collection and use of information to: (1) improve impact, coverage and quality of health and development programs, and (2) build the competence of health workers and communities to take on increasingly more responsibility for managing health programs that serve them. Availability of methods for data collection, management and analysis---that are appropriate to both the skills and decision needs of persons who will use these methods---is of special concern.

I have experience with programs in the following technical areas: Maternal and Child Health, Refugee Health, Immunizations, HIV/AIDS, and Mental Health.
Honors & Awards
Delta Omega Public Health Honors Society
Select Publications
Selected publications showing a range of public health and research experiences.
  • Weiss et al.: Utilization of outpatient services in refugee settlement health facilities: a comparison by age, gender, and refugee versus host national status. Conflict and Health 2011 5:19.
  • Weiss et al.: Outcomes of polio eradication activities in Uttar Pradesh, India: the Social Mobilization Network (SM Net) and Core Group Polio Project (CGPP). BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:117.
  • Weiss W, Murray L, Zangana G, Mahmooth Z, Kaysen D, Dorsey S, Lindgren K, Gross A, Sarah Murray, Bass J, Bolton P. 2015. Community-based mental health treatments for survivors of torture and militant attacks in Southern Iraq: a randomized control trial. BMC Psychiatry; 15:249.
  • Weiss WM, Burnham G, Winch P. Evaluating the experience of GAPS---a methodology for improving the quality of mass immunization campaigns in developing countries. J Health Popul Nutr. 2009; In press.
  • Weiss W, Kirsch TD, Doocy S, Perrin P. 2014. A comparison of the medium-term impact and recovery of the Pakistan floods and the Haiti earthquake: objective and subjective measures. Prehosp Disaster Med; 29(3):1-8.
TSEHAI (Technical Support for the Ethiopian HIV/AIDS Initiative)
CGPP (CORE Group Polio Partners Project)
MET(MOBILIZING, EQUIPPING, AND TRAINING) Approach for Primary Behavior Change in Youth
Interagency Personnel Agreement (IPA) with USAID
Special Programs to Address the Needs of Survivors – Improving Effectiveness of Treatment for Torture Survivors