- Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
- Professor, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH is Dean, and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) and a member of the 2014-2018 US Preventive Services Task Force, which sets screening and primary care prevention guidelines for the United States. Dr. Kurth is vice chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. An epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth's research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIAID, NIDA, NIMH, NICHD), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNAIDS, CDC, HRSA, and others, for studies conducted in the United States and internationally. Dr. Kurth has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. Dr. Kurth has received awards for her science and leadership including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Ada Sue Hinshaw Research Award and the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award from Sigma Theta Tau International.
CIRA Affiliated Projects:
Kurth, A., Cleland C., Chhun, N., Sidle, J.E., Were, E., Naanyu, V., Emonyi, V., Macharia, S., Sang, E., Siika. Accuracy and acceptability of oral HIV self-testing and feasibility in a general adult population in Kenya. AIDS & Behavior 2016; 20(4):870-9. PMID: 26438487.
Were MC, Kessler J, Shen C, Sidle J, Macharia S, Lizcano J, Siika A, Wools-Kaloustian K, Kurth A. Implementation and operational research: A time-motion analysis of HIV transmission prevention counseling and antiretroviral adherence messages in Western Kenya. JAIDS 2015; 69(4):e135-41. PMID: 25950208.
Kurth, A.E., Cleland CM, Des Jarlais DC, Musyoki H, Lizcano JA, et al. HIV prevalence, estimated incidence, and risk behaviors among people who inject drugs in Kenya. JAIDS 2015;70(4):420-7. PMID: 26226249.