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Suzanne Carlberg-Racich

  • Associate Professor
  • ​PhD, MSPH
  • Public Health
  • Faculty
  • 312-362-1003
  • 14 E. Jackson Blvd., MPH Suite 710, Room 710F


  • PhD  in Public Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MSPH Minor in Women’s Studies , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS in Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

  • MPH 501 Introduction to Public Health Concepts & Practice
  • MPH 511 Health Behavior Theory / Health Psychology
  • MPH 525 Public Health Program Evaluation
  • Introduction to Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health & High Risk Behavior – Department of Sociology
  • Substance Use & Abuse – Department of Sociology

Research Interests

  • HIV/AIDS (Harm Reduction, Cultural Competency, Stigma, Behavior Change)
  • Harm Reduction (Safer Injection, Overdose Prevention, Service Delivery)
  • Qualitative Research Methodology; Program Evaluation


  • 2016 Fordham-NIH HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Carlberg-Racich, S. (2016). Harm reduction interventions in HIV care: A qualitative exploration of patient and provider perspectives. PeerJ, 4, e1932.
  • Carlberg-Racich, S. & Mason, E. (2010). Substance use in pregnancy: The impact of screening and treatment on improving perinatal outcomes and reducing racial and ethnic disparities, in Handler, A., Kennelly, J. & Peacock, N. (Eds.) Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Reproductive and Perinatal Outcomes: The Evidence from Population-Based Interventions. http://doi:10.10.07/978-1-4419-1499-6
  • Carlberg-Racich, S. & Johnson, B. (2006). Clinical manual for mManagement of the HIV-Infected adult, section 2: Health maintenance and disease prevention – prevention with positives. AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program National Coordinating Resource Center. Retrieved from
  • Sherman, S., Gann, D., Scott, G., Carlberg, S., Bigg, D., & Heimer, R. (2008). A Qualitative study of overdose responses among Chicago IDUs.  Harm Reduction Journal, 5(2). http://doi: 10.1186/1477-7517-5-2
  • Maxwell, S., Bigg, D., Stanczkiewicz, K. & Carlberg-Racich, S. (2006). Prescribing Naloxone to actively-injecting heroin users:  A program to reduce heroin overdose deaths. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 25(3): 89–96. http://doi: 10.1300/J069v25n03_11