Suzanne Maman

Suzanne Maman, PhD

Suzanne Maman, PhD

Suzanne Maman, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health


Phone: (919) 966-3901

Suzanne Maman, MHS, PhD is a social scientist trained in public health with over fifteen years of research experience related to HIV/AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.   Her primary areas of research inquiry include HIV prevention (especially in the area of HIV counseling and testing) and gender-based violence mitigation.  Dr Maman’s work focuses on two aspects of the association between HIV and violence:  1) violence as a barrier to women implementing HIV risk reduction strategies and; 2) violence as an outcome of women’s experience with HIV testing and HIV status disclosure to their sexual partners. She uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to develop and evaluate interventions that address the nexus between HIV and violence.   She is conducting a randomized controlled trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to evaluate the efficacy of a combined microfinance and health promotion intervention for HIV prevention among networks of young men.  In Durban, South Africa she evaluated an intervention for HIV-positive and HIV-negative pregnant women to support them through the HIV testing and disclosure process.


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2000
M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University, 1995
B.S., Cornell University, 1992

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