Dr. Ann Kurth is Dean, Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is also an adjunct professor in the New York University College of Nursing and the NYU College of Global Public Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine.
As a clinically-trained epidemiologist, Dr. Kurth's research focuses on approaches to improving HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention, screening, and care; reproductive health; and global health workforce/system strengthening efforts. Her research explores informatics and human-delivered approaches in the United States and internationally.
Dr. Kurth has consulted on research methodology for the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was a committee member of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care Guidelines on Optimizing the HIV Treatment Cascade and was a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Research Council Committee for the Outcome and Impact Evaluation of the PEPFAR Global HIV/AIDS Program. Dr. Kurth edited one of the first books on women and HIV and has published more than 145 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs.
Dr. Kurth received her A.B. in development studies and African studies from Princeton University. She earned an M.P.H. from the Columbia University School of Public Health in the Division of Population and Family Health, with a focus on maternal and child health. Dr. Kurth completed her M.S.N. at the Yale University School of Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Division and is a certified nurse midwife (C.N.M.) and registered nurse (R.N.). She was a National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellow in sexually transmitted diseases and U.S. Public Health Service maternal and child health economic fellow at the University of Washington, where she earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology, with a minor in health services.
Dr. Kurth joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2014.