Sana Loue, PhD, JD

Vice Dean
Faculty Development and Diversity
School of Medicine
Professor
Department of Bioethics
School of Medicine
Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine

Sana Loue, JD, PhD, MPH, MSSA, serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Development in the School of Medicine and is a Professor in the Department of Bioethics.  She has secondary appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatics, Psychiatry, and Global Health, as well as in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.  Dr. Loue holds a JD in law, PhDs in epidemiology and medical anthropology, an MSSA in social work, and Masters Degrees in education and theology.

She has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and her primary research focus in on HIV risk and prevention and on family violence in marginalized communities.  Dr. Loue is especially pleased that a number of judicial decisions have referred to her writings in the areas of forensic epidemiology, family violence and mental illness in rendering their decisions.  In addition, some of her articles have been incorporated into training materials for immigration judges.

Dr. Loue is a Professor in the Department of Bioethics and serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity in the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has secondary appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Psychiatry, and Global Health and at MSASS, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Dr. Loue holds graduate degrees in law (J.D.), epidemiology (Ph.D.), medical anthropology (Ph.D.), social work (M.S.S.A.), and secondary education (M.A.). She is also ordained as an interfaith minister.

Dr. Loue’s primary research focus is on HIV risk and prevention and family violence in marginalized communities, such as non-English speakers, immigrants, sexual and ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with severe mental illness. Other research interests include forensic epidemiology, severe mental illness, and ethical issues in the conduct of research with vulnerable persons. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and 58 book chapters, and has authored and/or edited 27 books.

Publications

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Loue S. Sandplay therapy: Identity, diversity, and cultural humility. Journal of Sandplay Therapy 2012; 21(2).

Loue S, Daugherty B, Heaphy E, Mendez N, Sajatovic M. The co-occurrence of mental illness and high HIV-risk in a sample of African American men who have sex with men: Findings and implications. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services 2012; 11: 233-247.

Loue S. Ethical issues in a study of bipolar disorder and HIV risk among African-American men who have sex with men: case study in the ethics of mental health research. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2012; 200(3):236-241. Loue S. Parentally-mandated religious healing for children: A therapeutic jurisprudence approach. Journal of Law and Religion 2012; 27(2): 397-422.

Weine SM, Bahromov M, Loue S, Owens L. Trauma exposure, PTSD and HIV sexual risk behaviors among labor migrants from Tajikistan. AIDS & Behavior 2012; 16(6): 1659-1669.