Maria Khan
Maria R. Khan, PhD, MPH
CDUHR - Associate Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU Langone Health - Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program
NYU Langone Health - Associate Professor, Division of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Decision Science
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MPH, Maternal & Child Health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research Interests
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Criminal justice involvement, Addictions, Social support, Adolescent health
Dr. Khan researches social and behavioral determinants of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV epidemics in the US with recent work focused on the nexus of mass incarceration, addictions, and STI/HIV. She currently is funded to conduct a longitudinal cohort study to examine factors driving HIV-related drug and sex risk after release from prison incarceration and buffering effects of social support from primary committed partners. Informed by cohort study findings, members of her team currently are in the process of adapting Project CONNECT, a couples-based HIV prevention intervention, for inmates and their partners that addresses the mood and personality factors that uniquely challenge inmates. She has conducted extensive secondary data analysis research using large nationally-representative data sources, including the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). She recently has been funded to use Add Health to examine the role of childhood trauma in driving adolescent and adulthood substance use, criminal justice involvement, and STI/HIV. Dr. Khan also examines social determinants of STI/HIV in global settings, having worked in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Jamaica, and, most recently, Haiti to measure mobility and STI/HIV in a semi-urban area located at the epicenter of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.
Principal Investigator, Stop-and-Frisk, Arrest and Incarceration and HIV/STI Risk in Minority MSM. Active
Principal Investigator, Development and Acceptability of a Novel STI/HIV Prevention Intervention for Couples Affected by Incarceration. Completed
Principal Investigator, Longitudinal Study of Trauma, HIV and Criminal Justice Involvement. Completed
Principal Investigator, Relationship Disruption During Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men. Completed


Scheidell JD, Madsen Beau De Rochars V, Seraphin MN, Hobbs MM, Morris JG, Celestin JP, Cottler LB, Khan MR (2018).
Socioeconomic vulnerability and sexually transmitted infection among pregnant Haitian women
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 45 (9), 626-631. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000861. PMCID: PMC6086731.

Dyer TV, Khan MR, Regan R, Harawa NT, Nelson LE, Wilton L, Wang L, Peng L, Ou SS, Shoptaw S (2018).
Differential patterns of risk and vulnerability suggest the need for novel prevention strategies for Black bisexual men in the HPTN 061 study
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 78 (5), 491-498. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001716.

Khan MR, Scheidell JD, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Adimora AA, Lejuez CW, Hu H, Quinn K, Wohl DA (2018).
Dissolution of committed partnerships during incarceration and STI/HIV-related sexual risk behavior after prison release among African American men
Journal of Urban Health, 95 (4), 479-487. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0274-2. PMCID: PMC6095753.

Khan MR, McGinnis KA, Grov C, Scheidell JD, Hawks L, Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA, McInnes DK, Braithwaite RS, Justice AC, Wang EA (2018).
Past year and prior incarceration and HIV transmission risk among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the US
AIDS Care [Epub 2018 Aug 1]. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1499861.

Scanlon FA, Scheidell JD, Cuddeback GS, Samuelsohn D, Wohl DA, Lejuez CW, Latimer WW, Khan MR (2018).
Depression, executive dysfunction, and prior economic and social vulnerability associations in incarcerated African American men
Journal of Correctional Health Care, 24 (3), 295-308. doi: 10.1177/1078345818782440. PMCID: PMC6040589.


Khan MR, Miller WC, Schoenbach VJ, Weir SS, Kaufman JS, Wohl DA, Adimora AA (2008).
Timing and duration of incarceration and high-risk sexual partnerships among African Americans in North Carolina
Annals of Epidemiology, 18 (5), 403-410. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2007.12.003. PMCID: PMC2877367.

Khan MR, Epperson MW, Mateu-Gelabert P, Bolyard M, Sandoval M, Friedman SR (2011).
Incarceration, sex with an STI- or HIV-infected partner, and infection with an STI or HIV in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: A social network perspective
American Journal of Public Health, 101 (6), 1110-1117. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184721. PMCID: PMC3093283.

Khan MR, Behrend L, Adimora AA, Weir SS, Tisdale C, Wohl DA (2011).
Dissolution of primary intimate relationships during incarceration and associations with post-release STI/HIV risk behavior in a southeastern city
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38 (1), 43-47. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181e969d0. PMCID: PMC3569980.

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