Position: Research Associate

Susan S. Reif is a Principal Investigator for a federally funded study of the feasibility and outcomes associated with in-home mental health treatment for individuals with HIV/AIDS and a study focused on development of a substance use intervention for individuals with HIV; she is also an Investigator for a federally funded study of the influence of traumatic experiences on health outcomes among HIV-infected individuals and evaluator for several federally funded research projects related to HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental illness treatment and prevention. Her specific duties include project leadership, designing analysis plans, performing qualitative and quantitative data analyses, interpreting study results, and writing manuscripts for publication.  Additional responsibilities include development of new research agendas, grant writing and submission, and presentation of research findings to policymakers and research colleagues.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2000 Dissertation: The Influence of Symptoms of Mental Illness on Response to HIV Prevention Interventions; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Health Policy and Administration
  • Masters in Social Work, 1989; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Auburn University B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, 1987

Current Projects: CHAMP, Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy report


  • Email: susan.reif@duke.edu
  • Phone: (704)376.3350
  • Campus Mail: Box 90392
  • Mail: 1509 Biltmore Drive, Charlotte, NC 28207