San Diego State University

Susan M. Kiene

Susan Kiene

Susan Kiene

Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Professor of Global Health

Phone: (619) 594-1314
Office: HH 136
Email: skiene@mail.sdsu.edu

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Education

  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut (2007)
  • MPH, Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health (2012)
  • MA, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut (2006)
  • BS, Exercise Science, University of Nebraska (2001)

 Scholarly Areas

  • HIV Prevention: improving risk reduction counseling during HIV testing and linkage to HIV care, alcohol and HIV risk, intimate partner violence, interventions to help ameliorate HIV-related stigma and reduce HIV-related prejudice and discrimination
  • Maternal and Child Health: improving uptake of family planning services, gender dynamics, male involvement
  • mHealth: mobile apps to improve health service delivery, (e.g., malaria diagnosis and treatment by community health workers) and increase the ability of under-resourced settings to collect and access health data
  • Methodology: daily diary/daily process methods

Biography

Before joining SDSU Graduate School of Public Health, Dr. Kiene was an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine from 2011-2014 and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Community Health (Research) at Brown University from 2007-2011, where she remains an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Health. She also served on the Rhode Island Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention from 2008-2014.

Dr. Kiene’s research program in rural Uganda (the Salawo Collaboration) develops and tests sustainable community-based public health interventions implemented at individual, group, and community levels. While the bulk of her research is in Uganda, Dr. Kiene also works in South Africa.

Global Health Research Opportunities

Dr. Kiene has strong collaborations with faculty at the Makerere University School of Public Health and public health facilities in rural Uganda as well as with researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town, South Africa. There are opportunities for graduate student research experiences in both locations. Dr. Kiene is also looking for students interested in developing mobile health apps for resource-limited settings.

Global Volunteer Work

  • Smartstainable: Empowering women through computer programming training.

Publications