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Suzanne Maman, PhD

Suzanne Maman

Department of Health Behavior
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
  • 331A Rosenau
  • CB #7440
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Suzanne Maman, a social scientist trained in public health, is a professor in the Department of Health Behavior.  Dr. Maman is a co-leader of the MPH Global Health Concentration, a new degree option for students applying for 2019 admission.

She has been developing, implementing and evaluating HIV and violence prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa for 20 years. Her work on how violence increases women’s risk for HIV infection, and how an HIV diagnosis may affect women’s experiences with violence, has informed programs in Tanzania and South Africa. 

Maman's work has also led to WHO guidance and clinical tools to support women during the HIV testing process.  She currently focuses on interventions that engage men in Tanzania on HIV and violence prevention. In addition, she teaches a  skills-based qualitative research methods course that is required for master's students in health behavior.

Honors and Awards

Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award

2017, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Alumni Association

Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching

2012, Gillings School of Global Public Health

New Investigator Award

2001, Center for AIDS Research

Representative Courses

Research Activities

Research interests
Global health
Health behavior
Infectious diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases
Violence prevention
Women's health

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