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Sana Loue, Ph.D.


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Dr. Loue is a Professor and Director in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Director of the Center for Minority Public Health of the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has secondary appointments in the Departments of Bioethics, Psychiatry, and Global Health. 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.
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2004
Ph.D., UCLA School of Public Health, 1993
M.P.H., San Diego State University, 1988
J.D., University of San Diego, 1980
MA University of West Florida, 1976
Research Interests
Immigration law and health; HIV in underserved populations; ethics in research; the impact of HIV on the family;ethics and needle exchange programs; forensic epidemiology; public health and the law.
Select Publications

Loue S. Faith-based mental health treatment of minors: A call for legislative reform. Journal of Legal Medicine (in press).

Loue S, Sajatovic M. Research with severely mentally ill Latinas: Successful recruitment and retention strategies. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2008; 10(2): 145-153.

Loue S, Sajatovic M. Auditory and visual hallucinations in a sample of severely mentally ill Puerto Rican women: an examination of the cultural context. Mental Health, Culture, and Religion 2008; 11(6): 597-608.

Heinberg L, Loue S, Pike E. Body image and eating disturbance in African-American men who have sex with men: Preliminary observations. Journal of Homosexuality (in press).

Loue S. Sex, sexuality, and gender issues in immigration law. Immigration Briefings 2007; 07-06: 1-24.


Loue S. Forensic Epidemiology: Integrating Epidemiology and Law Enforcement. New York: Jones and Bartlett (scheduled for release 2009).

Loue S. The Transformative Power of Metaphor in Therapy. New York: Springer, 2008

Loue S. Assessing Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Health. New York: Springer, 2006. Reviewed: ME Gornick, New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 356(12): 1279- 1280; CM Nielson, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2007; 18(3): 720-722

Loue S, Pike E. Case Studies in Ethics and HIV Research. New York: Springer, 2007. Reviewed: PE Veenhuis, Journal of the American Medical Association 2008; 300(5): 590-591

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