Susan M. Kiene

University of Connecticut Health Center, USA

Susan M. Kiene, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Brown University. She has conducted social and behavioral science research on HIV/AIDS prevention in the U.S., Uganda, South Africa, and Puerto Rico. She has two general programs of research. The first concerns investigating the dynamics of HIV risk behavior and maintenance of safer behavior to understand the situational, interpersonal, and individual difference factors that influence risk behavior. The second program of research focuses on developing and evaluating theory-based, tailored interventions to reduce risk behavior. Dr. Kiene's research program in rural Uganda (the Salawo Collaboration) aims to develop effective and sustainable methods in the public health sector to empower individuals to change their behavior to protect themselves from HIV or to prevent transmitting HIV to uninfected others. Her research interests include: HIV prevention, alcohol-involved HIV-sexual risk behavior, family planning and contraception, intimate partner violence as it relates to health behaviors, health behavior change and maintenance, daily diary/daily process methodology, measurement of sexual risk behavior, and concordance of self-reports with biological measures.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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