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Carissa Weis, PhD

Carissa Weis, PhD

Carissa Weis, PhD

Assistant Professor

Locations

  • MEB M1100

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Biography

Dr. Weis is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the Institute for Health and Equity and Data Scientist in the Comprehensive Injury Center at MCW. Dr. Weis earned her PhD in Neuroscience in 2020 from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee under the supervision of Dr. Christine Larson in the Affective Neuroscience Lab.

Though a neuroscientist by training Dr. Weis has extensive experience applying complex statistical approaches and machine learning techniques to “big-data” sources beyond neuroimaging. She has evaluated biological, neural, behavioral, and socioenvironmental domains to uncover the complex influences underlying differential mental health trajectories post-trauma. She uses cutting-edge statistical and data science applications with large-scale datasets from consortiums and databases to further understand the complex dynamics of post-trauma outcomes. Dr. Weis’s current research focuses on contextual factors that may influence injury and violence such as geospatial and social networks.

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