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Mitchell G. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

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Mitchell G. Weiss is a cultural psychiatrist, medical anthropologist and health social science researcher. He undertook residency training in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 1981 to 1985 and then joined the Department of Social Medicine. His training in cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology was mentored by Arthur Kleinman and supported by an NIMH Research Scientist Development Award from 1987 to 1992. He was appointed Instructor in Psychiatry and Instructor in Social Medicine from July 1985 to June 1988 and then Assistant Professor. He remained affiliated with GHSM as Lecturer after moving to the University of Toronto as Associate Professor in 1992 and then to Basel in 1995 as Professor at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH, formerly Swiss Tropical Institute) and the University of Basel. He served as Chair of the Swiss TPH Department of Public Health and Epidemiology from 1997 for the next 12 years. He established the Health Social Science Unit in that department, and he also developed a cultural epidemiology research group. His research collaborations over more than 35 years have benefited from a network of partnerships primarily in India and also in Ghana, Kenya and other countries of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Topical interests in mental health include cultural studies of various mental health problems, stigma, suicide and relevant features of culture and cultural formulation in clinical practice. He became Professor Emeritus in Basel in July 2015, and he remains associated with GHSM as a Corresponding Member of the Faculty.

Weiss developed an interdisciplinary approach to cultural epidemiology based on integrated quantitative and qualitative research methods. The approach involves both linking illness narratives to quantitative data and quantifying essential features of ethnographic qualitative data. His work has applied principles gleaned from cultural studies in psychiatry and mental health to other topics and challenges in global health, especially cultural determinants of help seeking, access to services and timely treatment of tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria, onchocerciasis and other neglected tropical diseases. Additional interests include study of the nature of stigma and its impact on illness experience and its implications for disease control. His work also addresses a set of research questions concerning the particular respective roles of cultural, community and health system factors limiting vaccine coverage. Weiss has trained 14 masters, 18 doctoral and 7 postdoctoral postgraduates at the Swiss TPH. He has taught modules on global mental health and developed courses in the program there, and in cultural epidemiology training workshops in Australia, India, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. He has served on the boards of major U.S. and global professional organizations for cultural psychiatry (e.g., Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, Transcultural Psychiatry Section of the World Psychiatric Association and the World Association for Cultural Psychiatry), and he currently serves on WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Leprosy, which guides the Global Leprosy Program. He also serves on WHO’s Immunization and Vaccines-Related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR AC).

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  1. Mhalu G, Hella J, Mhimbira F, Said K, Mosabi T, Mlacha YP, Schindler C, Gagneux S, Reither K, de Hoogh K, Weiss MG, Zemp E, Fenner L. Pathways and associated costs of care in patients with confirmed and presumptive tuberculosis in Tanzania: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019 Apr 20; 9(4):e025079. PMID: 31005914.
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  2. Mhalu G, Weiss MG, Hella J, Mhimbira F, Mahongo E, Schindler C, Reither K, Fenner L, Zemp E, Merten S. Explaining patient delay in healthcare seeking and loss to diagnostic follow-up among patients with presumptive tuberculosis in Tanzania: a mixed-methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 05; 19(1):217. PMID: 30953502.
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  3. Giduthuri JG, Purohit V, Maire N, Kudale A, Utzinger J, Schindler C, Weiss MG. Influenza vaccination of pregnant women: Engaging clinicians to reduce missed opportunities for vaccination. Vaccine. 2019 Mar 28; 37(14):1910-1917. PMID: 30827735.
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  4. Paralikar VP, Deshmukh A, Weiss MG. Qualitative Analysis of Cultural Formulation Interview: Findings and Implications for Revising the Outline for Cultural Formulation. Transcult Psychiatry. 2019 Jan 14; 1363461518822407. PMID: 30636531.
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  5. Paralikar V, Deshmukh A, Weiss MG. Qualitative analysis of Cultural Formulation Interview Findings and implications for revising the Outline for Cultural Formulation. Transcultural Psychiatry. 2017; Accepted.
  6. Weiss MG. In: Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry, edited by Bhugra D and Bhui K. Ch 13: Explanatory models in psychiatry. 2017; 143-157.
  7. Stulz N, Hepp U, Gosoniu DG, Grize L, Muheim F, Weiss MG, Riecher-Rössler A. Patient-Identified Priorities Leading to Attempted Suicide. Crisis. 2018 Jan; 39(1):37-46. PMID: 28793817.
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  8. Purohit V, Kudale A, Sundaram N, Joseph S, Schaetti C, Weiss MG. Public health policy and experience of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in Pune, India. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2017; In Press. View Publication.
  9. Purohit V, Kudale A, Sundaram N, Joseph S, Schaetti C, Weiss MG. Public Health Policy and Experience of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Pune, India. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2017 05 09; 7(2):154-166. PMID: 29524939.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  10. Weiss MG. The Promise of Cultural Epidemiology. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry (Taipei). 2017; 38(1):8-24. View Publication.
  11. Lewis-Fernández R, Aggarwal NK, Lam PC, Galfalvy H, Weiss MG, Kirmayer LJ, Paralikar V, Deshpande SN, Díaz E, Nicasio AV, Boiler M, Alarcón RD, Rohlof H, Groen S, van Dijk RC, Jadhav S, Sarmukaddam S, Ndetei D, Scalco MZ, Bassiri K, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Ton H, Westermeyer J, Vega-Dienstmaier JM. Feasibility, acceptability and clinical utility of the Cultural Formulation Interview: mixed-methods results from the DSM-5 international field trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2017 04; 210(4):290-297. PMID: 28104738.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Grize L, Purohit V, Joseph S, Schindler C, Kudale A, Weiss MG. Sociocultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of pandemic influenza vaccine in Pune, India: a community survey using mixed-methods. Int J Public Health. 2017 Jan; 62(1):103-115. PMID: 27658812.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Kadam AB, Maigetter K, Jeffery R, Mistry NF, Weiss MG, Pollock AM. Correcting India's Chronic Shortage of Drug Inspectors to Ensure the Production and Distribution of Safe, High-Quality Medicines. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2016 Apr 27; 5(9):535-542. PMID: 27694680.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Merten S, Schindler C, Ali SM, Nyambedha EO, Lapika B, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Weiss MG. Sociocultural determinants of anticipated oral cholera vaccine acceptance in three African settings: a meta-analytic approach. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jan 14; 16:36. PMID: 26762151.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. Aggarwal NK, Lam P, Castillo EG, Weiss MG, Diaz E, Alarcón RD, van Dijk R, Rohlof H, Ndetei DM, Scalco M, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Bassiri K, Deshpande S, Groen S, Jadhav S, Kirmayer LJ, Paralikar V, Westermeyer J, Santos F, Vega-Dienstmaier J, Anez L, Boiler M, Nicasio AV, Lewis-Fernández R. How Do Clinicians Prefer Cultural Competence Training? Findings from the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview Field Trial. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):584-91. PMID: 26449983.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Mhalu G, Hella J, Doulla B, Mhimbira F, Mtutu H, Hiza H, Sasamalo M, Rutaihwa L, Rieder HL, Seimon T, Mutayoba B, Weiss MG, Fenner L. Do Instructional Videos on Sputum Submission Result in Increased Tuberculosis Case Detection? A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138413. PMID: 26418678.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Salcito K, Utzinger J, Krieger GR, Wielga M, Singer BH, Winkler MS, Weiss MG. Experience and lessons from health impact assessment for human rights impact assessment. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2015 Sep 16; 15:24. PMID: 26377091.
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  18. Wang J, Plöderl M, Häusermann M, Weiss MG. Understanding Suicide Attempts Among Gay Men From Their Self-perceived Causes. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Jul; 203(7):499-506. PMID: 26075839.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Maigetter K, Pollock AM, Kadam A, Ward K, Weiss MG. Pharmacovigilance in India, Uganda and South Africa with reference to WHO's minimum requirements. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015 Mar 09; 4(5):295-305. PMID: 25905480.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Hinton L, Aggarwal N, Iosif AM, Weiss M, Paralikar V, Deshpande S, Jadhav S, Ndetei D, Nicasio A, Boiler M, Lam P, Avelar Y, Lewis-Fernández R. Perspectives of family members participating in cultural assessment of psychiatric disorders: findings from the DSM-5 International Field Trial. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2015; 27(1):3-10. View Publication.
  21. Sundaram N, Purohit V, Schaetti C, Kudale A, Joseph S, Weiss MG. Community awareness, use and preference for pandemic influenza vaccines in Pune, India. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015; 11(10):2376-88. PMID: 26110454.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Paralikar VP, Sarmukaddam SB, Patil KV, Nulkar AD, Weiss MG. Clinical value of the cultural formulation interview in Pune, India. Indian J Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Mar; 57(1):59-67. PMID: 25657458.
    Citations: 1     
  23. Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Purohit V, Kudale A, Weiss MG. Cultural epidemiology of pandemic influenza in urban and rural Pune, India: a cross-sectional, mixed-methods study. BMJ Open. 2014 Dec 08; 4(12):e006350. PMID: 25492273.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Salcito K, Singer BH, Weiss MG, Winkler MS, Krieger GR, Wielga M, Utzinger J. Multinational corporations and infectious disease: Embracing human rights management techniques. Infect Dis Poverty. 2014; 3(1):39. PMID: 25671119.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  25. Giduthuri JG, Maire N, Joseph S, Kudale A, Schaetti C, Sundaram N, Schindler C, Weiss MG. Developing and validating a tablet version of an illness explanatory model interview for a public health survey in Pune, India. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e107374. PMID: 25233212.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Alkaiyat A, Schaetti C, Liswi M, Weiss MG. Condom use and HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Jordan. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014; 17:18573. PMID: 24695243.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Lewis-Fernández R, Aggarwal NK, Bäärnhielm S, Rohlof H, Kirmayer LJ, Weiss MG, Jadhav S, Hinton L, Alarcón RD, Bhugra D, Groen S, van Dijk R, Qureshi A, Collazos F, Rousseau C, Caballero L, Ramos M, Lu F. Culture and psychiatric evaluation: operationalizing cultural formulation for DSM-5. Psychiatry. 2014; 77(2):130-54. PMID: 24865197.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Wang J, Häusermann M, Weiss MG. Mental health literacy and the experience of depression in a community sample of gay men. J Affect Disord. 2014 Feb; 155:200-7. PMID: 24287169.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Banerjee S, Chowdhury AN, Schelling E, Weiss MG. Household survey of pesticide practice, deliberate self-harm, and suicide in the Sundarban region of West Bengal, India. Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013:949076. PMID: 24224181.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Schaetti C, Sundaram N, Merten S, Ali SM, Nyambedha EO, Lapika B, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Weiss MG. Comparing sociocultural features of cholera in three endemic African settings. BMC Med. 2013 Sep 18; 11:206. PMID: 24047241.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  31. Alkaiyat A, Weiss MG. HIV in the Middle East and North Africa: priority, culture, and control. Int J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 58(6):927-37. PMID: 23824483.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Paralikar VP, Deshpande SN, Jadhav S, Weiss MG. Indian contribution to the cultural formulation interview and the DSM-5: Missing details from the position paper. Indian J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul; 55(3):307-8. PMID: 24082260.
    Citations: 3     
  33. Wang J, Häusermann M, Berrut S, Weiss MG. The impact of a depression awareness campaign on mental health literacy and mental morbidity among gay men. J Affect Disord. 2013 Sep 05; 150(2):306-12. PMID: 23683994.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Nyambedha EO, Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Akeyo L, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Weiss MG. Distinguishing social and cultural features of cholera in urban and rural areas of Western Kenya: Implications for public health. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(5):534-51. PMID: 23672503.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Kouadio MK, Righetti AA, Abé NN, Wegmüller R, Weiss MG, N'Goran EK, Utzinger J. Local concepts of anemia-related illnesses and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, Côte d'Ivoire. BMC Hematol. 2013 May 06; 13(1):5. PMID: 24499516.
    Citations: 11     
  36. Kudale A, Purohit VS, Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Weiss MG. Socioeconomic, cultural and behavioural features of prior and anticipated influenza vaccine uptake in urban and rural Pune district, India: a mixed-methods case study. BMJ Open. 2013; 3(2). PMID: 23408082.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  37. Merten S, Schaetti C, Manianga C, Lapika B, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Weiss MG. Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo. BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 22; 13:60. PMID: 23339647.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Sartorius N, Levav I, Wakefield JC, Weiss MG. In: Public Health Aspects of Diagnosis and Classification of Mental and Behavioral Disorders, edited by Saxena S, Esparza P, Regier DA, Saraceno B, Sartorius N. Introduction: Public health and the classification of mental disorders. 2012.
  39. Vlassoff C, Weiss MG, Rao S, Ali F, Prentice T. HIV-related stigma in rural and tribal communities of Maharashtra, India. J Health Popul Nutr. 2012 Dec; 30(4):394-403. PMID: 23304905.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Vlassoff C, Weiss MG, Rao S. A question module for assessing community stigma towards HIV in rural India. J Biosoc Sci. 2013 May; 45(3):359-74. PMID: 23098052.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Ackumey MM, Gyapong M, Pappoe M, Maclean CK, Weiss MG. Socio-cultural determinants of timely and delayed treatment of Buruli ulcer: Implications for disease control. Infect Dis Poverty. 2012 Oct 25; 1(1):6. PMID: 23849228.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    
  42. Schaetti C, Weiss MG, Ali SM, Chaignat CL, Khatib AM, Reyburn R, Duintjer Tebbens RJ, Hutubessy R. Costs of illness due to cholera, costs of immunization and cost-effectiveness of an oral cholera mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(10):e1844. PMID: 23056660.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  43. Schaetti C, Ali SM, Hutubessy R, Khatib AM, Chaignat CL, Weiss MG. Social and cultural determinants of oral cholera vaccine uptake in Zanzibar. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Sep; 8(9):1223-9. PMID: 22894965.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Parkar SR, Nagarsekar BB, Weiss MG. Explaining suicide: identifying common themes and diverse perspectives in an urban Mumbai slum. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Dec; 75(11):2037-46. PMID: 22917750.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Schaetti C, Ali SM, Chaignat CL, Khatib AM, Hutubessy R, Weiss MG. Improving community coverage of oral cholera mass vaccination campaigns: lessons learned in Zanzibar. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e41527. PMID: 22844489.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  46. Jaeggi T, Manickam P, Weiss MG, Gupte MD. Stakeholders perspectives on perceived needs and priorities for leprosy control and care, Tamil Nadu, India. Indian J Lepr. 2012 Jul-Sep; 84(3):177-84. PMID: 23484332.
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  47. Wang J, Häusermann M, Wydler H, Mohler-Kuo M, Weiss MG. Suicidality and sexual orientation among men in Switzerland: findings from 3 probability surveys. J Psychiatr Res. 2012 Aug; 46(8):980-6. PMID: 22591853.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Ackumey MM, Gyapong M, Pappoe M, Kwakye-Maclean C, Weiss MG. Illness meanings and experiences for pre-ulcer and ulcer conditions of Buruli ulcer in the Ga-West and Ga-South Municipalities of Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 11; 12:264. PMID: 22471884.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Dillip A, Alba S, Mshana C, Hetzel MW, Lengeler C, Mayumana I, Schulze A, Mshinda H, Weiss MG, Obrist B. Acceptability--a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 May 09; 12:113. PMID: 22571384.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
  50. Sundaram N, Schaetti C, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Nyambedha EO, Mbonga LA, Weiss MG. Socio-cultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of an oral cholera vaccine in Western Kenya. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Mar; 141(3):639-50. PMID: 22564277.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Taïeb O, Chevret S, Moro MR, Weiss MG, Biadi-Imhof A, Reyre A, Baubet T. Impact of migration on explanatory models of illness and addiction severity in patients with drug dependence in a Paris suburb. Subst Use Misuse. 2012 Mar; 47(4):347-55. PMID: 22216867.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Ackumey MM, Gyapong M, Pappoe M, Weiss MG. Help-seeking for pre-ulcer and ulcer conditions of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) in Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Dec; 85(6):1106-13. PMID: 22144453.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  53. Schaetti C, Chaignat CL, Hutubessy R, Khatib AM, Ali SM, Schindler C, Weiss MG. Social and cultural determinants of anticipated acceptance of an oral cholera vaccine prior to a mass vaccination campaign in Zanzibar. Hum Vaccin. 2011 Dec; 7(12):1299-308. PMID: 22108036.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Paralikar V, Agashe M, Sarmukaddam S, Deshpande S, Goyal V, Weiss MG. Cultural epidemiology of neurasthenia spectrum disorders in four general hospital outpatient clinics of urban Pune, India. Transcult Psychiatry. 2011 Jul; 48(3):257-83. PMID: 21742952.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Ackumey MM, Kwakye-Maclean C, Ampadu EO, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Health services for Buruli ulcer control: lessons from a field study in Ghana. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jun; 5(6):e1187. PMID: 21713021.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  56. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Seake-Kwawu A, Weiss MG. Two-year evaluation of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Children (IPTc) combined with timely home treatment for malaria control in Ghana. Malar J. 2011 May 15; 10:127. PMID: 21569634.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  57. Atre S, Kudale A, Morankar S, Gosoniu D, Weiss MG. Gender and community views of stigma and tuberculosis in rural Maharashtra, India. Glob Public Health. 2011; 6(1):56-71. PMID: 21509994.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Schaetti C, Khatib AM, Ali SM, Hutubessy R, Chaignat CL, Weiss MG. Social and cultural features of cholera and shigellosis in peri-urban and rural communities of Zanzibar. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 26; 10:339. PMID: 21110853.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Rafael F, Houinato D, Nubukpo P, Dubreuil CM, Tran DS, Odermatt P, Clément JP, Weiss MG, Preux PM. Sociocultural and psychological features of perceived stigma reported by people with epilepsy in Benin. Epilepsia. 2010 Jun; 51(6):1061-8. PMID: 20132293.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Weiss, Mitchell G. Brill's Encyclopaedia of Hinduism. Volume II: Sacred texts and languages, ritual traditions, arts, concepts. Jacobsen KA, Basu H, Malinar A, Narayanan V (Eds). Madness (Unmada). 2010; 2:798-805. View Publication.
  61. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Seakey AK, Weiss MG. Effectiveness of combined intermittent preventive treatment for children and timely home treatment for malaria control. Malar J. 2009 Dec 11; 8:292. PMID: 20003357.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCTClinical Trials
  62. Paralikar VP, Weiss MG, Agashe M, Sarmukaddam S. Diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome. Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Oct; 195(4):369; author reply 369-370. PMID: 19794212.
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  63. Dillip A, Hetzel MW, Gosoniu D, Kessy F, Lengeler C, Mayumana I, Mshana C, Mshinda H, Schulze A, Makemba A, Pfeiffer C, Weiss MG, Obrist B. Socio-cultural factors explaining timely and appropriate use of health facilities for degedege in south-eastern Tanzania. Malar J. 2009 Jun 29; 8:144. PMID: 19563640.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Schaetti C, Hutubessy R, Ali SM, Pach A, Weiss MG, Chaignat CL, Khatib AM. Oral cholera vaccine use in Zanzibar: socioeconomic and behavioural features affecting demand and acceptance. BMC Public Health. 2009 Apr 07; 9:99. PMID: 19351401.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Banerjee S, Chowdhury AN, Schelling E, Brahma A, Biswas MK, Weiss MG. Deliberate self-harm and suicide by pesticide ingestion in the Sundarban region, India. Trop Med Int Health. 2009 Feb; 14(2):213-9. PMID: 19236667.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Parkar SR, Nagarsekar B, Weiss MG. Explaining suicide in an urban slum of Mumbai, India: a sociocultural autopsy. Crisis. 2009; 30(4):192-201. PMID: 19933065.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Parkar SR, Dawani V, Weiss MG. Gender, suicide, and the sociocultural context of deliberate self-harm in an urban general hospital in Mumbai, India. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 32(4):492-515. PMID: 18807157.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Ajdacic-Gross V, Weiss MG, Ring M, Hepp U, Bopp M, Gutzwiller F, Rössler W. Methods of suicide: international suicide patterns derived from the WHO mortality database. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Sep; 86(9):726-32. PMID: 18797649.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Somma D, Thomas BE, Karim F, Kemp J, Arias N, Auer C, Gosoniu GD, Abouihia A, Weiss MG. Gender and socio-cultural determinants of TB-related stigma in Bangladesh, India, Malawi and Colombia. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(7):856-66. PMID: 18544216.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Gosoniu GD, Ganapathy S, Kemp J, Auer C, Somma D, Karim F, Weiss MG. Gender and socio-cultural determinants of delay to diagnosis of TB in Bangladesh, India and Malawi. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(7):848-55. PMID: 18544215.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Weiss MG, Somma D, Karim F, Abouihia A, Auer C, Kemp J, Jawahar MS. Cultural epidemiology of TB with reference to gender in Bangladesh, India and Malawi. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(7):837-47. PMID: 18544214.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  72. Weiss MG, Sommerfeld J, Uplekar MW. Social and cultural dimensions of gender and tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2008 Jul; 12(7):829-30. PMID: 18544212.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Weiss MG. Stigma and the social burden of neglected tropical diseases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 May 14; 2(5):e237. PMID: 18478049.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Paralikar VP, Agashe MM, Sarmukaddam SB, Dabholkar HN, Gosoniu D, Weiss MG. Biomedical markers and psychiatric morbidity of neurasthenia spectrum disorders in four outpatient clinics in India. Indian J Psychiatry. 2008 Apr; 50(2):87-95. PMID: 19742222.
    Citations: 1     
  75. Paralikar V, Agashe M, Oke M, Dabholkar H, Abouihia A, Weiss MG. Prevalence of clinically significant functional fatigue or weakness in specialty outpatient clinics of Pune, India. J Indian Med Assoc. 2007 Aug; 105(8):424-6, 428, 430. PMID: 18236904.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Utzinger J, Weiss MG. Editorial: armed conflict, war and public health. Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Aug; 12(8):903-6. PMID: 17697084.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  77. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Weiss MG. Children, Pregnant Women and the Culture of Malaria in Two Rural Communities of Ghana. Anthropol Med. 2007 Aug; 14(2):167-81. PMID: 27268391.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  78. Karim F, Chowdhury AM, Islam A, Weiss MG. Stigma, Gender, and their Impact on Patients with Tuberculosis in Rural Bangladesh. Anthropol Med. 2007 Aug; 14(2):139-51. PMID: 27268389.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  79. Chowdhury AN, Banerjee S, Brahma A, Weiss MG. Pesticide practices and suicide among farmers of the sundarban region in India. Food Nutr Bull. 2007 Jun; 28(2 Suppl):S381-91. PMID: 17658085.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Paralikar V, Sarmukaddam S, Agashe M, Weiss MG. Diagnostic concordance of neurasthenia spectrum disorders in Pune, India. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2007 Jul; 42(7):561-72. PMID: 17476439.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Wang J, Häusermann M, Ajdacic-Gross V, Aggleton P, Weiss MG. High prevalence of mental disorders and comorbidity in the Geneva Gay Men's Health Study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2007 May; 42(5):414-20. PMID: 17450453.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Weiss, MG Somma, D. Textbook of cultural psychiatry. Bhugra D, Bhui K (Eds). Explanatory models in psychiatry. 2007; 127-140.
  83. Wang J, Häusermann M, Vounatsou P, Aggleton P, Weiss MG. Health status, behavior, and care utilization in the Geneva Gay Men's Health Survey. Prev Med. 2007 Jan; 44(1):70-5. PMID: 16997357.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Weiss MG, Ramakrishna J, Somma D. Health-related stigma: rethinking concepts and interventions. Psychol Health Med. 2006 Aug; 11(3):277-87. PMID: 17130065.
    Citations: 75     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Ahorlu C, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Socio-cultural determinants of treatment delay for childhood malaria in southern Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Jul; 11(7):1022-31. PMID: 16827703.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  86. Chowdhury AN, Ramakrishna J, Chakraborty AK, Weiss MG. Cultural context and impact of alcohol use in the Sundarban Delta, West Bengal, India. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Aug; 63(3):722-31. PMID: 16584824.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Parkar SR, Dawani V, Weiss MG. Clinical diagnostic and sociocultural dimensions of deliberate self-harm in Mumbai, India. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2006 Apr; 36(2):223-38. PMID: 16704326.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  88. Weiss MG, Ramakrishna J. Stigma interventions and research for international health. Lancet. 2006 Feb 11; 367(9509):536-8. PMID: 16473134.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  89. Frei A, Han A, Weiss MG, Dittmann V, Ajdacic-Gross V. Use of army weapons and private firearms for suicide and homicide in the region of Basel, Switzerland. Crisis. 2006; 27(3):140-6. PMID: 17091825.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Chowdhury AN, Sanyal D, Chakraborty AK, De R, Banerjee S, Weiss MG. Community Psychiatry Clinics at Sundarban: a clinical and cultural experience. Indian J Public Health. 2005 Oct-Dec; 49(4):227-30. PMID: 16479903.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Ahorlu CK, Koram KA, Ahorlu C, de Savigny D, Weiss MG. Community concepts of malaria-related illness with and without convulsions in southern Ghana. Malar J. 2005 Sep 27; 4:47. PMID: 16188023.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  92. Gilgen D, Maeusezahl D, Salis Gross C, Battegay E, Flubacher P, Tanner M, Weiss MG, Hatz C. Impact of migration on illness experience and help-seeking strategies of patients from Turkey and Bosnia in primary health care in Basel. Health Place. 2005 Sep; 11(3):261-73. PMID: 15774332.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  93. Auer C, Lagahid JY, Tanner M, Weiss MG. Diagnosis and management of tuberculosis by private practitioners in Manila, Philippines. Health Policy. 2006 Jul; 77(2):172-81. PMID: 16099529.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  94. Henningsen P, Jakobsen T, Schiltenwolf M, Weiss MG. Somatization revisited: diagnosis and perceived causes of common mental disorders. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2005 Feb; 193(2):85-92. PMID: 15684910.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Atre SR, Kudale AM, Morankar SN, Rangan SG, Weiss MG. Cultural concepts of tuberculosis and gender among the general population without tuberculosis in rural Maharashtra, India. Trop Med Int Health. 2004 Nov; 9(11):1228-38. PMID: 15548321.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  96. Raguram R, Raghu TM, Vounatsou P, Weiss MG. Schizophrenia and the cultural epidemiology of stigma in Bangalore, India. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2004 Nov; 192(11):734-44. PMID: 15505517.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Ayele WY, Neill SD, Zinsstag J, Weiss MG, Pavlik I. Bovine tuberculosis: an old disease but a new threat to Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Aug; 8(8):924-37. PMID: 15305473.
    Citations: 90     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  98. Obrist B, VAN Eeuwijk P, Weiss MG. Health anthropology and urban health research. Anthropol Med. 2003 Dec 01; 10(3):267-74. PMID: 26954982.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  99. Parkar SR, Fernandes J, Weiss MG. Contextualizing mental health: gendered experiences in a Mumbai slum. Anthropol Med. 2003 Dec 01; 10(3):291-308. PMID: 26954984.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  100. Weiss MG, Saraceno B, Saxena S, van Ommeren M. Mental health in the aftermath of disasters: consensus and controversy. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2003 Sep; 191(9):611-5. PMID: 14504571.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  101. Gilgen D, Gross CS, Maeusezahl D, Frey C, Tanner M, Weiss MG, Hatz C. Impact of organized violence on illness experience of Turkish/Kurdish and Bosnian migrant patients in primary care. J Travel Med. 2002 Sep-Oct; 9(5):236-40. PMID: 12962596.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Raguram R, Venkateswaran A, Ramakrishna J, Weiss MG. Traditional community resources for mental health: a report of temple healing from India. BMJ. 2002 Jul 06; 325(7354):38-40. PMID: 12098731.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  103. Zinsstag J, Weiss MG. Livestock diseases and human health. Science. 2001 Oct 19; 294(5542):477. PMID: 11641468.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  104. Weiss MG, Ramakrishna J. Conference examines need for more study of AIDS stigma. AIDS Policy Law. 2001 Sep 28; 16(18):4. PMID: 11591006.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  105. Uplekar MW, Rangan S, Weiss MG, Ogden J, Borgdorff MW, Hudelson P. Attention to gender issues in tuberculosis control. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2001 Mar; 5(3):220-4. PMID: 11326820.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Akogun OB, Audu Z, Weiss MG, Adelakun AO, Akoh JI, Akogun MK, Remme H, Kale OO. Community-directed treatment of onchocerciasis with ivermectin in Takum, Nigeria. Trop Med Int Health. 2001 Mar; 6(3):232-43. PMID: 11299041.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  107. Weiss MG, Isaac M, Parkar SR, Chowdhury AN, Raguram R. Global, national, and local approaches to mental health: examples from India. Trop Med Int Health. 2001 Jan; 6(1):4-23. PMID: 11251893.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Chowdhury AN, Sanyal D, Bhattacharya A, Dutta SK, De R, Banerjee S, Bhattacharya K, Palit S, Bhattacharya P, Mondal RK, Weiss MG. Prominence of symptoms and level of stigma among depressed patients in Calcutta. J Indian Med Assoc. 2001 Jan; 99(1):20-3. PMID: 11480952.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Yilmaz AT, Weiss MG. Cultural formulation: depression and back pain in a young male Turkish immigrant in Basel, Switzerland. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2000 Jun; 24(2):259-72. PMID: 10885789.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  110. Lee S, Yu H, Wing Y, Chan C, Lee AM, Lee DT, Chen C, Lin K, Weiss MG. Psychiatric morbidity and illness experience of primary care patients with chronic fatigue in Hong Kong. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Mar; 157(3):380-4. PMID: 10698813.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Chakraborti AK, Chowdhuri AN, Weiss MG, Ditta SL. "Dr. P. C. Sen Memorial Best Paper Presentation Award on rural health practice". Physical and mental community health: what are the obstacles! Indian J Public Health. 1999 Jul-Sep; 43(3):101-5. PMID: 11249058.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Raguram R, Weiss MG, Channabasavanna SM, Devins GM. Stigma, depression, and somatization in South India. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Aug; 153(8):1043-9. PMID: 8678173.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  113. Weiss MG. Eating disorders and disordered eating in different cultures. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1995 Sep; 18(3):537-53. PMID: 8545266.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  114. Weiss MG, Raguram R, Channabasavanna SM. Cultural dimensions of psychiatric diagnosis. A comparison of DSM-III-R and illness explanatory models in south India. Br J Psychiatry. 1995 Mar; 166(3):353-9. PMID: 7788127.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  115. Weiss MG. Parasitic diseases and psychiatric illness. Can J Psychiatry. 1994 Dec; 39(10):623-8. PMID: 7828114.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  116. Ramakrishna J, Weiss MG. Health, illness, and immigration. East Indians in the United States. West J Med. 1992 Sep; 157(3):265-70. PMID: 1413767.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  117. Weiss MG, Doongaji DR, Siddhartha S, Wypij D, Pathare S, Bhatawdekar M, Bhave A, Sheth A, Fernandes R. The Explanatory Model Interview Catalogue (EMIC). Contribution to cross-cultural research methods from a study of leprosy and mental health. Br J Psychiatry. 1992 Jun; 160:819-30. PMID: 1617366.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  118. Choprapawon C, Chunsutiwat S, Kachondham Y, Weiss MG. Cultural study of diarrhoeal illnesses in central Thailand and its practical implications. J Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 1991 Sep; 9(3):204-12. PMID: 1787275.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  119. Weiss MG, Desai A, Jadhav S, Gupta L, Channabasavanna SM, Doongaji DR, Behere PB. Humoral concepts of mental illness in India. Soc Sci Med. 1988; 27(5):471-7. PMID: 3227355.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  120. Weiss MG. Cultural models of diarrheal illness: conceptual framework and review. Soc Sci Med. 1988; 27(1):5-16. PMID: 3062796.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  121. Weiss MG. Karma and ayurveda. Anc Sci Life. 1987 Jan; 6(3):129-34. PMID: 22557561.
    Citations:    
  122. Weiss MG, Sharma SD, Gaur RK, Sharma JS, Desai A, Doongaji DR. Traditional concepts of mental disorder among Indian psychiatric patients: preliminary report of work in progress. Soc Sci Med. 1986; 23(4):379-86. PMID: 3749981.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  123. Weiss MG. The interrelationship of tropical disease and mental disorder: conceptual framework and literature review (Part I--Malaria). Cult Med Psychiatry. 1985 Jun; 9(2):121-200. PMID: 4017618.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  124. Weiss MG. The treatment of insane patients in India in the lunatic asylums of the nineteenth century. Indian J Psychiatry. 1983 Oct; 25(4):312-6. PMID: 21847309.
    Citations: 3     
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