Dr. William M. Weiss is an associate scientist in International Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He holds a joint appointment in health sciences informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Weiss is a public health specialist with more than two decades of experience in working with and supporting health and relief programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is an expert in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of programs, including the use of rapid-assessment methods, health information systems, and electronic and mobile health applications.
Dr. Weiss has extensive experience using quantitative, qualitative and participatory assessment methods, with specific applications that include household surveys, health facility surveys, clinical information systems, participatory learning and action methods, mobile data collection applications and surveillance systems.
In addition to teaching at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Dr. Weiss helps the staff of non-governmental organizations and local government officials to design, collect and analyze data that is useful for evaluating health issues, knowledge and practices among refugees and displaced persons, as well as for participatory planning aimed at solving health and development problems.
Dr. Weiss earned his DrPH in international health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and his MA in international affairs – with a concentration in international development – from George Washington University. He also holds a BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1991.
Dr. Weiss has lived in Latin America and Asia and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.