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Biographical sketch

Name

Aleksandar Janca

Position title

Professor Psychiatry & Head of Mental Health Epidemiology Unit
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health

Education/Training
Institution and Location Degree Year(s) Field of Study
Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

University of Allied Hospitals, Univ. of Yugoslavia

Military Medical Academy, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

MD

Internship

Board Certification

MSc

1977

1978

1983

1984

Medicine

Psychiatry

Neuropsychiatry

Medicine & Psychiatry

A.  Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

1983-1989         Neuropsychiatrist and Assistant Professor in Neuropsychiatry, Military Medical Academy, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1987-1991         Visiting Fellow in Psychiatry and Fulbright Scholar, Washington University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

1991-1997         Medical Officer, World Health Organization, Division of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse, Geneva, Switzerland

1994-Present     Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Memphis, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

1997-Present     Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Mental Health Epidemiology Unit, University of Western Australia, School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Perth, Australia,1997-

1997-Present     Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Perth Hospital, Inner City Mental Health Service, Perth, Australia

1997-Present     Adjunct Professor, Webster University, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Counseling, Geneva, Switzerland

2000-Present     Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Perth, Australia

2002-Present     Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2002-Awards and Honors

1975                 Annual Prize for Young Researchers, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1986                 Annual Prize for Professional Achievements Presented by the Director of the Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1987                 Grant for a three-month study visit to the USA, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia Fulbright Grant in the University Lecturer/Advanced Research Scholar Category, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington DC, USA

1989                 Fulbright Grant Extension Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington DC, USA

B.  Peer-reviewed Publications

1992     Janca A, Robins LN, Cottler LB, Early TS. Clinical observation of assessment using the composite international diagnostic interview (CIDI): An analysis of the CIDI field trials-wave II at the St. Louis site. British Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 815-818.

1993     Janca A, Üstün TB, Early TS, Sartorius N. The ICD-10 symptom checklist - a companion to the ICD-10 classification of mental and behavioral disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 28, 239-242.

1993     Bennett LA, Janca A, Grant BF, Sartorius N. Boundaries between normal and pathological drinking: a cross-cultural comparison. Alcohol Health and Research World, 17, 190-195.

1994     Janca A, Üstün TB, Sartorius N. New versions of World Health Organization instruments for the assessment of mental disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90, 73-83.

1995     Janca A, Sartorius N. The World Health Organization’s recent work on the lexicography of mental disorders. European Psychiatry, 10, 321-325.

1995     Janca A, Chandrashekar CR. Catalogue of WHO psychiatric assessment instruments, 2nd edition. Geneva: WHO (WHO/MNH/95.1).

1996     Room R, Janca A, Bennett LA, Schmidt L, Sartorius N. WHO cross-cultural applicability research on diagnosis and assessment of substance use disorders: an overview of methods and selected results. Addiction, 91, 199-220.

1996     Sartorius N, Janca A. Psychiatric assessment instruments developed by the World Heath Organization. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 31, 55-69.

1996     Janca A, Kastrup M, Katschnig H, Lopez-Ibor JJ, Mezzich JE, Sartorius N, Contextual aspects of mental disorders: a proposal for Axis III of the ICD-10 multiaxial system. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 94, 31-36.

1996     Janca A, Üstün TB, van Drimmelen J. The use of ICD-10 in primary care psychiatry. Primary Care Psychiatry, 2, 131-138.

1997     Westermeyer J, Janca A. Language, culture and psychopathology: conceptual and methodological issues. Transcultural Psychiatry, 34, 291-311.

1997     Westermeyer J, Janca A, Sartorius N, Hughes CC. (1997) Lexicon of cross-cultural terms in mental health. Geneva: WHO.

2000     Janca A, Saxena S. The World Health Organization’s research on mental health: a review of studies and findings. Primary Care Psychiatry, 6, 1-8.

2001     Janca A. World and mental health in 2001. Current Psychiatry Reports, 3, 77-78.

2001     Harrison G, Hopper K, Craig T, Laska E, Siegel C, Wanderling J, Dube KC, Ganev K, Giel R, an der Heiden W, Janca A, Lee PWH, Leon C, Malhotra S, Marsella AJ, Nakane Y, Sartorius N, Shen Y, Skoda C, Thara R, Tsirkin SJ, Varma V, Walsh, D, Wiersma D, Wynne L. Recovery from psychotic illness: a 15 and 25 year international follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 506-517.

2001     Janca A. ICD-10 as a coding tool in psychiatry. Australasian Psychiatry, 9, 358-363.

2002     Cooper JE, Janca A. Scientific evidence in psychiatry: some cautionary notes. Current Psychiatry Reports, 4, 75-76.

2002     Morgan V, Janca A, Jablensky A. National study of psychotic disorders in Australia: feedback from individuals with psychosis. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 12, 8-12.

In Press Janca A. WHO global campaigns: a way forward in addressing public health importance of common neurological disorders.

In Press Hopper K, Harrison G, Janca A, Sartorius N (eds). Prospects of recovery from schizophrenia-an international investigation. Madison, CT: Psychosocial Press, Inc.

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