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Suzanne Maman

Faculty Director, UNC-Chapel Hill
Rosenau Hall – Office #331A

Professional Background

Suzanne Maman, a social scientist trained in public health, is Professor of Health Behavior and Associate Dean for Global Health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also co-leader of the MPH Global Health Concentration.

She has been developing, implementing and evaluating HIV and violence prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 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.