Portrait of Sana Loue

Sana Loue, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A., M.A., LISW, CST-T, AVT 

Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Loue holds secondary appointments in Psychiatry and Global Health at the School of Medicine and in Social Work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU. She served as the medical school’s inaugural Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity from 2012-2020. Dr. Loue has been trained in law (JD), epidemiology (PhD), medical anthropology (PhD), social work (MSSA), secondary education (MA), public health (MPH) and theology (MA) and is ordained as an interfaith minister through the New Seminary in New York and as a Modern Rabbi, through Rabbinical Seminary International, also in New York. Her empirical research has focused on HIV risk and prevention, severe mental illness, family violence, and research ethics. Dr. Loue has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and authored or edited more than 30 books. Her current research interests include vulnerability in research, mental health outcomes, and cultural humility as a framework to address structural inequities and unconscious bias. Dr. Loue has been serving as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health since its inception 23 years ago and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. She has engaged with diverse audiences both nationally and internationally in discussions relating to unconscious bias, diversity, inclusion, belongingness, and cultural humility. Sana is the recipient of Case Western Reserve University’s 2020 Senior Leadership Diversity Excellence Award.