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Suzanne Maman, PhD

Dr. Suzanne Maman

Suzanne Maman, PhD

Department of Health Behavior
Associate Dean for Global Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • 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

Qualitative Research Methods, HBEH 753 | Syllabus

Research Activities

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

Key Publications

Diagnosis and disclosure of HIV status: Implications for women's risk of physical partner violence in the postpartum period. Maman, S., Groves A. K., McNaughton Reyes, H. L., Moodley D. (2016). Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 72(5), 546-551.

Vijana Vijiweni II: a cluster-randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a microfinance and peer health leadership intervention for HIV and intimate partner violence prevention among social networks of young men in Dar es Salaam. P Balvanz, D Conserve, L Hill, L Kajula, D Kajuna, M Kilonzo, S Leatherman, S Maman, M Mulawa, G Mwikoko, H Reyes, B Singh, T Yamanis (2016). BMC public health, 16(1), 113.

Efficacy of enhanced HIV counseling for risk reduction during pregnancy and in the postpartum period: A randomized controlled trial. Allison Groves, Ashraf Kagee, Suzanne Maman, Heathe McNaughton-Reyes, Prashini Moodley, Dhayendre Moodley (2014). PLoS ONE, 9(5).


PhD, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2000

MHS, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1995

BS, Human Ecology, Cornell University, 1992

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