1997-2001 Loyola University of New Orleans, B.S., Pre-Med/Psychology
2001-2003 Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, MPH
2004-2008 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton, D.O.
2008-2013 Tulane University School of Medicine, Residency in General Psychiatry
Tulane University School of Medicine, Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Weiss is a psychiatrist who has a wide range of clinical and academic interests. Clinically, she has focused on developing the only early psychosis intervention service for the New Orleans community, which includes a psychosis treatment arm as well as a community psychosis early detection campaign. Dr. Weiss developed and founded the Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC-NOLA) in August 2015, which is focused on providing comprehensive care for adolescents and young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis associated with emergence of severe mental illnesses, mainly the schizophrenia-spectrum illnesses. In parallel to the EPIC-NOLA clinic, she also launched CALM-Clear Answers to Louisiana Mental Health, in Spring 2016. CALM is a psychosis early detection campaign aimed at increasing community awareness of psychosis, debunking myths surrounding psychosis, and fundraising to enhance activities for those in treatment for first-episode psychosis. Dr. Weiss also provides acute inpatient psychiatric care at the University Medical Center, where she is involved in teaching psychiatry residents and medical students.
Years at Tulane:
Through her position as Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, her academic interests include developing a progressive medical education curriculum in psychiatry for medical students, while teaching future physicians to develop a whole-person approach to patients. Dr. Weiss also provides supervision and teaching to psychiatry residents and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. She maintains a strong connection to the New Orleans community and is committed to providing care for the underserved.
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2022 Chaudhry, S. Weiss, A. Roy, R. Hansel T. A Systemic Review of Psychosis in Social Work Literature. Social Work in Mental Health. In press
2021 Weiss, A., Steadman, S., Samburg, H., Chaudhry, S. et al. Pathways to Care: How Help-Seeking Behaviors Relate to Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Treatment Engagement. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2021 Oct 20. doi: 10.1007/s11126-021-09960-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34669120
2021 Weiss, A., Kelly, C. Threshold for Repeated Competency Evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online Sept 2021, 49 (3) 430-432; DOI: https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.210079-21
2021 Chaudhry, S., Weiss, A. Garrett, M. Surdis, C. Capgras Syndrome: In the Conscious and the Unconscious Mind: A Case Report. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, JNMD-D-21-00227R1 In Press
2021 Chaudhry, S., Weiss A., Dillon, G., O'Shea, A., Hansel TC. Psychosis, Telehealth and COVID-19: Successes and Lessons Learned from the First Wave of the Pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2021 Feb 16:1-4. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2021.42. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33588969; PMCID: PMC8129681.
2021 Weiss, A., Chaudhry, S., Cahill, J. D., & Srihari, V. H. Establishing the Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic, New Orleans (EPIC-NOLA): Sustainability Challenges Threaten Clinical Success. Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved, 2021;32(1):8-17. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2021.0003. PMID: 33678676.