Suzan Walters
Suzan M. Walters, PhD
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Southern California - Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse
PhD, Sociology, Stony Brook University
MA, Sociology, St. John’s University
BA, Philosphy, University of California, Riverside
Research Interests
Medical sociology, Social determinants of health, Substance use, Gender, Sexualities, HIV/AIDS, Social networks
Suzan Walters is a postdoctoral fellow at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing in the Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research program. Her research focuses on how social networks, substance use, gender, sexualities, race/ethnicity, and socio-economic class impact health outcomes, specifically related to HIV prevention. Dr. Walters has worked as an ethnographer for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, a program director for the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, and a research fellow for AIDS Foundation Chicago. Her research has been supported by the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women and Society, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Sociology AIDS Network, and Stony Brook University.
Principal Investigator, Feasibility of PrEP for Persons Who Inject Drugs. Active


Bolinski R, Ellis K, Zahnd WE, Walters S, McLuckie C, Schneider J, Rodriguez C, Ezell J, Friedman SR, Pho M, Jenkins WD (2019).
Social norms associated with nonmedical opioid use in rural communities: A systematic review
Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9 (6), 1224-1232. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz129. PMCID: PMC6875642.

Teran RA, Carrico AW, Horvath KJ, Downing MJ, Chiasson MA, Walters SM, Hirshfield S (2019).
Stimulant use and study protocol completion: Assessing the ability of men who have sex with men to collect dried blood spots for laboratory measurement of HIV viral load
Archives of Sexual Behavior [Epub 2019 Oct 19]. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01515-x.

Walters SM, Rivera AV, Reilly KH, Anderson BJ, Bolden B, Wogayehu A, Neaigus A, Braunstein S (2018).
Exchange sex among persons who inject drugs in the New York metropolitan area: The importance of local context, gender and sexual identity
AIDS and Behavior, 22 (9), 2773-2787. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2039-z.

Baird KL, Walters SM (2017).
Women, HIV prevention, and behavioral versus holistic approaches: The United States and South Africa
World Medical and Health Policy, 9 (4), 466-488. doi: 10.1002/wmh3.245.

Walters SM, Rivera AV, Starbuck L, Reilly KH, Boldon N, Anderson BJ, Braunstein S (2017).
Differences in awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis among groups at-risk for HIV in New York State: New York City and Long Island, NY, 2011-2013
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 75 (Suppl 3), S383-S391. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001415.

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