Maria R. Khan, PhD
Dr. Khan has a courtesy faculty appointment with the Department of Epidemiology and currently works at New York University. She completed her doctoral degree in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in 2007 and her post-doctoral fellowship in the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training Program at the National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) in 2009. Dr. Khan then served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Khan has considerable experience researching social and behavioral determinants of STI/HIV in vulnerable populations, focusing in recent years on the nexus between incarceration and STI/HIV risk. She is currently funded to conduct a longitudinal cohort study among African American men released from prison incarceration to examine the influence of the dissolution of committed relationships that occurs during incarceration on the mental health status and HIV-related sexual risk behaviors and drug use in this group during community re-entry (1R01DA028766). She also has been funded to conduct secondary data analyses to examine longitudinal relationships among drug use in adolescence, involvement in the criminal justice system, and adult acquisition of sexually transmitted infection (STI) using the National Longitudinal study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) (R03DA026735). Dr. Khan also has field work experience on projects examining determinants of STI/HIV in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Jamaica, and North Carolina.