• Associate Chair, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Dr. Susan M. Graham, MD MPH PhD, is an Associate Professor in Global Health and Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Epidemiology. Dr. Graham is also the Associate Chair for Academic Programs in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.

Dr. Graham trained as a clinical epidemiologist and conducts research on HIV prevention and care in the United States and in Kenya. She is a board-certified infectious diseases physician who sees patients at the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the UW Neighborhood Clinic in Olympia.

Dr. Graham earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and her MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She holds an MPH in Health Services from Boston University and a PhD in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Graham was an intern and resident in internal medicine at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • PhD (University of Toronto (Canada))
  • MD (McGill University (Canada))
  • MPH (Boston University)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Interventions
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Pathogenesis
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociobehavioral
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • Transgender Health

Graham SM, Masese L, Gitau R, Jalalian-Lechak Z, Richardson BA, Peshu N, Mandaliya K, Kiarie JN, Jaoko W, Ndinya-Achola J, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS. Antiretroviral adherence and development of drug resistance are the strongest predictors of genital HIV-1 shedding among women initiating treatment: a prospective cohort study. J Infect Dis. 2010;202:1538-1542. PMID: 20923373, PMCID: PMC2957525.

Graham SM, Micheni M, Kombo B, van der Elst E, Mugo PM, Kivaya E, Aunon F, Kutner B, Sanders EJ, Simoni JM. Development and pilot testing of an intervention to promote care engagement and antiretroviral adherence among HIV-positive Kenyan men who have sex with men. AIDS. 2015;29 Suppl 3:S241-S249. PMID: 26562813; PMCID: PMC4706368.

Graham SM, Rajwans N, Jaoko W, Estambale BBA, McClelland RS, Overbaugh J, Liles WC. Endothelial activation biomarkers increase after HIV-1 acquisition: plasma vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 predicts disease progression. AIDS. 2013;27:1803-1813. PMID: 23807276, PMCID: PMC3883757.