• 3382 Citations
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1982 …2017

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Research interests

Principal investigator of numerous cohort studies of drug users, studying heroin, opiods, cocaine, alochol, tobacco, marijuana, etc. Genetics of addiction. Comprehensive cancer control and prevention, and epidemiologic assessments thereof. Program assessment and outcomes analyses. Public policy analysis, including issues related to humans subject research, HIPAA and FERPA. Epidemiologic studies of asthma, HIV/AIDS and other human retroviruses (HTLV's) and related laboratory initiatives, human mycoplasmas, (cystosarcoma) phyllodes tumors of the female breast, malignancies in persons at HIV risk and in other cohort studies, occupational risks. Collaborator on multiple research projects with respect to study design, epidemiology, statistical analysis, data management, public health. Application of epidemiologic principles to public health. Critical analysis of literature. Development and utilization of biospecimen repositories.


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 Principal investigator of epidemiologic studies of risks to health care and laboratory workers, and of clinical epidemiologic assessment of research assays.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, Harvard Medical School

Sep 1974May 1978

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, BA, Yale University

Sep 1970May 1974

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The International Workshop on HIV Dynamics and Evolution

Weiss, S., Louria, D. & Wolinsky, S.

National Institutes of Health


Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    Challenges to the census: international trends and a need to consider public health benefits

    Wilson, R. T., Hasanali, S. H., Sheikh, M., Cramer, S., Weinberg, G., Firth, A., Weiss, S. H. & Soskolne, C. L., Oct 2017, In : Public Health. 151, p. 87-97 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Competing interests in epidemiology

    Soskolne, C. L., Al-Delaimy, W. K., Burns, K., Finch, M. R., Gaudino, J. A., Lanphear, B., Oremus, M., Phillips, L., Ruff, K., Weiss, S. H. & Wing, S., Jan 7 2015, In : BMJ (Online). 350, g7744.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    1 Scopus citations

    Asbestos exposure during home renovation in New South Wales

    Lemen, R. A., Frank, A. L., Soskolne, C. L., Weiss, S. & Castleman, B. I., Apr 7 2014, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 200, 6, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Screening test for HTLV-III (AIDS agent) antibodies: Specificity, sensitivity, and applications

    Weiss, S. H., Goedert, J. J., Sarngadharan, M. G., Bodner, A. J., Gallo, R. C. & Blattner, W. A., Jan 1 2014, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 312, 4, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

    1 Scopus citations

    Comment on 'Estimating the asbestos-related lung cancer burden from mesothelioma mortality'-IARC and Chrysotile Risks

    Lemen, R. A., Frank, A. L., Soskolne, C. L., Weiss, S. H. & Castleman, B., Aug 6 2013, In : British Journal of Cancer. 109, 3, p. 823-825 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    3 Scopus citations