Jonathan J. Suen, AuD, is the first audiologist in the PhD program at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) where he researches healthy aging and health equity through studying hearing loss and loneliness in older adults. He serves as an advisory board member with the 2022 American Journal of Public Health’s (AJPH) Student Think Tank and as an associate in the R3 Science Communications Leadership Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH). Beyond activities for scholarship, he’s remained active in leading initiatives for promoting equity and inclusion in higher education and received back-to-back annual honors (2021-2022) for his various works from the Diversity Leadership Council of the Johns Hopkins Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Suen received an F31 award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) to support his transdisciplinary doctoral training and earned a certificate in Gerontology from the BSPH. He previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Frank Lin, MD, PhD, where he co-developed a novel community-based delivery model of hearing care through academic-community partnerships in Baltimore (HEARS) . He is currently co-advised by Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, MS, RN at the JHSON and Frank Lin at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health. 


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Follow Jon Suen on Twitter: @SuenJonathan


Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nieman, C.L., Suen, J.J., Dean, L.T., & Chandran, A. (2022). Foundational approaches to advancing hearing health equity: A primer in social epidemiology. Ear and Hearing, 43, 5S-14S. Linked Here.


Martinez Amezcua, P., Suen, J.J., Lin, F.R., Schrack, J., & Deal, J.A. (2022). Hearing impairment and objectively measured physical activity: A systematic review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(1), 301-304. Linked Here.


Gleason, K., & Suen, J.J. (2022). Going beyond affordability for digital equity: Closing the “digital divide” through outreach and training programs for older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(1), 75-77. Linked Here.


LaFave, S.E., Suen, J.J., Seau, Q., Bergman, A., Fisher, M.C., Thorpe, R.J. Jr., & Szanton, S.L. (2022). Racism and older Black Americans’ health: A systematic review. Journal of Urban Health, 99, 28-54. Linked Here.


Suen, J.J., Vo, E.H., Clair, C.A., Nolan, M.T., Gallo, J.J., Abshire Saylor, M. (2021). Mitigating end-of-life burden: Parallel perspectives of physician-patients and family caregivers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 63(4), 590-598. Linked Here.


Suen, J.J., Briggs, S., Chern, A., Eibling, D., Golub, J., Johns, M., Kost, K., McKinnon, B., Parnes, S., Sataloff, R., Shipp, G.C., Tulunay-Ugur, O., Parham, K. (2021). Physician oversight of audiological services for older patients: A barrier to hearing healthcare access? Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, [online first]


Suen, J.J., Betz, J., Reed, N.S., Deal, J.A., Lin, F.R., & Goman, A.M. (2021). Prevalence of asymmetric hearing among adults in the United States. Otology and Neurotology, 42(2), e111-e113. Linked Here.


Suen, J.J., Han, H.R., Peoples, C.Y., Weikert, M., Marrone, N., Lin, F.R., & Nieman, C.L. (2021). A community health worker training program to deliver accessible and affordable hearing care to older adults. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(1), 37-49. Linked Here.


Shukla, A., Harper, M., Pedersen, E., Goman, A., Suen, J.J., Price, C., Applebaum, J., Hoyer, M., Lin, F.R., & Reed, N.S. (2020). Hearing loss, loneliness and social isolation: A systematic review. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 162(5), 622-633. Linked Here.


Suen, J.J., Bhatnagar, K., Emmett, S.D., Marrone, N., Kleindienst Robler, S., Swanepoel, D.W., Wong, A., & Nieman, C.L. (2019). Hearing care across the life course provided in the community. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(10), 681-690. Linked Here.


Suen, J.J., Marrone, N., Han, H.R., Lin, F.R., & Nieman, C.L. (2019). Translating public health practices: Community-based approaches for addressing hearing health care disparities. Seminars in Hearing, 40(1), 37-48. Linked Here.


Shah, R.R, Suen, J.J., Cellum, I.P., Spitzer, J.B., & Lalwani, A.K. (2017). The influence of subway station design on noise levels. Laryngoscope127(5), 1169-1174. Linked Here


Updated Monday, July 11, 2022

Jon Suen

Jonathan J. Suen

Departmental affiliation (Primary)

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing