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

325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Dr. Graham is an attending physician for general medicine and a consultant in infectious diseases at the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Graham earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and her M.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She also holds an M.P.H. in Health Services from Boston University and a Ph.D. in 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. She first came to the UW as a fellow in the Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division. She is currently an associate professor of medicine and global health and an affiliate associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Graham is boarded in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

  • PhD (University of Toronto (Canada))
  • MD (McGill University (Canada))
  • MPH (Boston University)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Kiswahili
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Mental Health
  • Research
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Sociobehavioral
  • STDs (other than HIV)

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, Mugo P, Gichuru E, Thiong’o A, Macharia M, Okuku HS, van der Elst E, Price MA, Muraguri N, Sanders EJ. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and clinical outcomes among young adults reporting high-risk sexual behavior, including men who have sex with men, in Coastal Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2013;17:1255-1265 (PMID: 23494223, PMCID: PMC3633780).

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).

Sanders EJ, Mugo P, Prins HA, Wahome E, Thiong'o AN, Mwashigadi G, van der Elst EM, Omar A, Smith AD, Graham SM. Acute HIV-1 infection is as common as malaria in young febrile adults seeking care in coastal Kenya. AIDS. 2014;28:1357-1363 (PMID: 24556872, PMCID: PMC4032215).

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).