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Ann Kurth

Dean, School of Nursing, Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology

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Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN



Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN is Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing, and Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Kurth is an elected Fellow of the 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 the 2018–2020 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 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. She 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. Dr. Kurth is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Washington, Epidemiology (2003)
  • MSN
    Yale University, Maternal-Newborn Nursing (1990)
  • MPH
    Columbia University, Population & Family Health (1987)
  • AB
    Princeton University, African/Development Studies (1984)

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