Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., C.N.M., M.S.N., M.P.H.
Member, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., C.N.M., M.S.N., M.P.H., is dean of the Yale School of Nursing. She is also an adjunct professor in the New York University College of Nursing and the College of Global Public Health. She is an affiliate faculty member in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute 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 a member of the 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 and registered nurse. 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.
Internet Citation: Biography. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2017.