Lauren Suchman, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #340
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBAHistory
    Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Salaya, ThailandMAPopulation & Reproductive Health Research
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NYPhDAnthropology
    University of California, San Francisco, CADiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Lauren Suchman is a qualitative researcher who has spent the past 10+ years working at the intersection of social disparities and health both internationally and domestically. Currently, Dr. Suchman is Director of Qualitative Research for the Innovations in Choice and Autonomy (ICAN) project based out of the Institute for Health and Aging at the School of Nursing. In this role, she leads qualitative research design and implementation for a project focusing on improving access to the contraceptive method mix across four countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Formerly, Dr. Suchman was an Evaluation Director with the Institute for Global Health Sciences where she focused on research design and data collection for the qualitative and mixed-methods evaluation of interventions to improve access to private family planning services in sub-Saharan Africa. She has particular expertise on how government regulatory and finance systems can effectively interface and support private provision of care in ways that best assure quality and access by marginalized populations.

    Dr. Suchman has a PhD in Anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an MA in Population and Reproductive Health Research from the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Suchman worked on implementation evaluations focusing on gender equity in the workplace and HIV/AIDS service delivery for Stanford University and the New York State Department of Health respectively. She also has written program and policy reports on reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia for: the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam; UNAIDS; and the Ford Foundation, Vietnam.
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    1. Balancing client preferences and population-level goals: a qualitative study of the ways in which public health providers and facility administrators interpret and incentivise quality of care in contraceptive counselling in Ethiopia, Mexico and India. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2023 Dec; 31(1):2229220. Suchman L, Vallin J, Quintero Veloz X, Kanchan L, Gebrehanna E, Uttekar B, Reed R, Santos L, Holt K. PMID: 37477573.
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    2. Analyzing fast and slow: Combining traditional and rapid qualitative analysis to meet multiple objectives of a complex transnational study. Front Sociol. 2023; 8:961202. Suchman L, Omoluabi E, Kramer J, Vallin J, Sedlander E, Gitome S, Wekesa P, Kwena Z, Granovsky R, Kayego A, Kaudha B, Atuyambe L, Amongin D, Alitubeera P, Tijani A, Okoli C, Jegede A, Kamanga M, Nyando M, Ndunyu L, Holt K, ICAN Research Consortium. PMID: 36818663; PMCID: PMC9931144.
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    3. Recognizing and mediating bureaucratic barriers: increasing access to care through small private providers in Kenya. Gates Open Res. 2021; 5:95. Suchman L, Montagu D. PMID: 34934905; PMCID: PMC8649627.
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    4. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for women: Claiming risk and recognizing responsibility to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. Journal of Health and Social Sciences. 2020; 5(4):501-512. Suchman L.
    5. Bridging the gap with a gender lens: How two implementation research datasets were repurposed to inform health policy reform in Kenya. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Nov 01; 35(Supplement_2):ii66-ii73. Suchman L, Appleford G, Owino E, Seefeld CA. PMID: 33156938; PMCID: PMC7646722.
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    6. Private Providers' Experiences Implementing a Package of Interventions to Improve Quality of Care in Kenya: Findings From a Qualitative Evaluation. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2020 09 30; 8(3):478-487. Syengo M, Suchman L. PMID: 33008859; PMCID: PMC7541106.
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    7. Equity lessons from a large scale private-sector healthcare intervention in Ghana and Kenya: Results for a multi-year qualitative study. Gates Open Res. 2020; 4:129. Montagu D, Suchman L, Seefeld CA. PMID: 33134857; PMCID: PMC7520554.
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    8. Correction to: Seeking care in the context of social health insurance in Kenya and Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2020 06 15; 20(1):945. Suchman L, Verde Hashim C, Adu J, Mwachandi R. PMID: 32539707; PMCID: PMC7296631.
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    9. Seeking care in the context of social health insurance in Kenya and Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2020 May 04; 20(1):614. Suchman L, Hashim CV, Adu J, Mwachandi R. PMID: 32366310; PMCID: PMC7197151.
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    10. Methodologic approach to sampling and field-based data collection for a large-scale in-depth interview study: The Social Position and Family Formation (SPAFF) project. PLoS One. 2019; 14(1):e0210776. Romero D, Kwan A, Suchman L. PMID: 30645631; PMCID: PMC6333380.
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    11. Factors Influencing the Successful Implementation of HIV Linkage and Retention Interventions in Healthcare Agencies Across New York State. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(Suppl 1):105-114. Addison D, Baim-Lance A, Suchman L, Katz B, Swain CA, Piersanti K, Steinbock C, Sawicki S, Agins B, Nash D, NYLinks Implementation Team. PMID: 29492740.
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    12. Accrediting private providers with National Health Insurance to better serve low-income populations in Kenya and Ghana: a qualitative study. Int J Equity Health. 2018 12 05; 17(1):179. Suchman L. PMID: 30518378; PMCID: PMC6282320.
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    13. Public-private partnerships in practice: collaborating to improve health finance policy in Ghana and Kenya. Health Policy Plan. 2018 09 01; 33(7):877. Suchman L, Hart BA, Montagu D. PMID: 30052939; PMCID: PMC6097455.
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    14. Private healthcare provider experiences with social health insurance schemes: Findings from a qualitative study in Ghana and Kenya. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0192973. Sieverding M, Onyango C, Suchman L. PMID: 29470545; PMCID: PMC5823407.
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