Suzanne Wenzel

Expert in homelessness, substance abuse treatment and post-traumatic stress disorder in women

Professor, USC School of Social Work

Research Council Chair


  • homelessness and homeless women
  • post-traumatic stress disorder in women
  • HIV and AIDS
  • sexual risk behavior and risk reduction
  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • substance abuse treatment

Additional Information

  • Served as senior behavioral scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Recipient, RAND Corporation President’s Award for Research (2007), RAND Corporation Merit Award for Service as Research Quality Assurance Manager (2007)
  • Elected fellow, Association for Psychological Science (2008)
  • Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member: American Public Health Association; Society for Community Research and Action; Board of Directors, Upward Bound House, Santa Monica
  • Ph.D. in Community Psychology, the University of Texas at Austin
  • NIMH postdoctoral fellowship, Rutgers/Princeton Program in Mental Health Research
  • Author, more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals
  • Recipient, $9.8 million in funding from multiple agencies of the National Institutes of Health

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