Yale University

Ann Duerr, M.D., Ph.D.

Roles:
  • Affiliate Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
  • Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Contact:
(206) 667-7711

Biography:

Dr. Ann Duerr is Director for Scientific Affairs at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). She received her PhD from MIT and her MD from Harvard; she holds appointments in the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases, Clinical Research, and Public Health Science Departments at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and is an Affiliate Professor in Epidemiology and Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. Duerr has extensive experience in the design and conduct of observational studies and HIV prevention trials, most of which were conducted in resource-poor settings in Africa, Asia and South America. Her current search focus is a prevention intervention among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru. The goal is to improve the efficacy of treatment as prevention strategies by specifically intervening to reduce onward HIV transmission among individuals with acute and recent HIV infection, especially those with substance use disorders. She has expanded this study and ongoing clinical assessments to inform research pertaining to a functional cure for HIV infection. Dr. Duerr has extensive experience in HIV prevention trials and has published widely on biological and epidemiological determinants of HIV transmission and HIV-STD interactions.