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Ann Kurth,

Executive Director, NYU College of Nursing Global
Associate Dean for Research, NYU Global Institute of Public Health
433 First Ave Room 640
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

Global health, HIV/sexually transmitted infection screening, prevention, and treatment adherence, Clinical and behavioral epidemiology, Patient-centered informatics

PhD, 2003, University of Washington, Epidemiology
MSN, 1990, Yale University School of Nursing
MPH, 1987, Columbia University School of Public Health
AB, 1984, Princeton University, magna cum laude
Professional Overview 
Dr. Ann Kurth is a Professor at NYU College of Nursing and the founder and Executive Director of NYUCN Global. She also holds the recently created Paulette Goddard Chair in Global Health Nursing. She is Associate Dean for Research at the NYU Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), and Professor of Medicine in the NYU Department of Population Health. Dr. Kurth is Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health. As an epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife Dr. Kurth focuses on HIV/sexual and reproductive health prevention, screening and care, as well as on global health system strengthening, using information and communication technologies among other approaches for health intervention implementation and workforce training. 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 consulted for the NIH, the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, among others; and has reviewed for the NIH as a standing study section member. Dr. Kurth has published over 110 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs, including editing one of the first books published on women and HIV (Until the Cure, Yale Univ. Press 1993). She regularly reviews for public health, medical, and nursing journals. Dr. Kurth received a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Washington, a M.S.N. in nurse-midwifery from Yale University (R.N., and C.N.M.), and a M.P.H. in population and family health from Columbia University. Her undergraduate work was done at Princeton University (A.B. magna cum laude). Dr. Kurth was a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science Committee on PEPFAR Evaluation (report to Congress 2/2013) where she led the Health System Strengthening workgroup. She has received awards for her science and leadership including the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the global nursing honor society. Dr. Kurth is a board member and Treasurer of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Kurth was elected as a Fellow to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2013. She is a member of the 2014-2018 US Preventive Services Task Force.
Honors and Awards 
2014, ANAC Researcher Recognition Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
2013, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award, Sigma Theta Tau International
2011, Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award, Foundation of New York State Nurses
2011, Vernice Fergusen Faculty Scholar Award, NYU
2011, Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine
2010, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
2008, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, University of Washington
2007, School of Nursing Faculty Award, UW
2000, MCH Economic Fellow, US Public Health Service
1999, Frank Lamendola HIV Leadership Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
1990, Charles King, Jr. Memorial Scholars Prize, Yale University
1990, Best Scientific Paper Award, American College of Nurse-Midwives
1990, Ivy Award, New Haven Foundation, for community service
1990, Professional Nurse Traineeship, Dept. of Health and Human Services
1987, Herbert H. Lehman Award, NY State Dept. of Higher Education
1985, 1st Labouisse Research Fellowship, Princeton University
1984, Academy of American Poets Prize
Certified Nurse Midwife CNM Board Certification
RN, Connecticut
RN, New York
Professional Membership 
American Academy of Nursing
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
American Nurses Association
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Public Health Association
New York Academy of Medicine
Current Research Projects
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PhD, CNM, FAAN, Professor, Executive Director, NYU College of Nursing Global, Associate Dean for Research, NYU Global Institute of Public Health,
Peter Cherutich, MBChB, MPH
Infectious Disease and Global Health

Conduct a cluster-randomized stepped wedge trial of Kenya’s planned needle exchange program, with HIV and rapid CD4 testing and peer case managers. Estimate community viral load impact and cost-effectiveness using mathematical modeling.

Kurth A., McClelland L., Wanje G., Ghee A., Peshu N., Mutunga E., Jaoko W., Storwick M., Holmes K.K., McClelland R.S. (2012). An Integrated Approach For Antiretroviral Adherence and Secondary HIV Transmission Risk-Reduction Support By Nurses In Kenya. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23, 146-154. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2011.05.001.
Keating T., Kurth A., Wald A., Kahle E., Barash E., Buskin S. (2012). Clinical Burden of HSV Disease in People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Sexually Transmitted Diseases , 39, 372-376. 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318244ac4c.
Kurth A., Mayer K., Beauchamp G., McKinstry L., Farrior J., Buchacz K., Donnell D., Branson B., El-Sadr W. (2012). Clinician Practices and Attitudes Regarding Early Antiretroviral Therapy in the US. JAIDS, 61, 65-69. 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31826a184c.
McClelland, R.S., Richardson, B.A., Wanje, G.H., Graham, S.M., Mutunga, E., Peshu, N., Kiarie, J.N., Kurth, A.E., & Jaoko, W. (2011). Association between participant self-report and biological outcomes used to measure sexual risk behavior in human immunodeficiency virus-1-seropositive female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38, 429-433. 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31820369f6, PMCID: PMC3155001.
Pearson, C.R., Cassels, S., Kurth, A.E., Montoya, P., Micek, M.A., & Gloyd, S.S. (2011). Change in sexual activity 12 months after ART initiation among HIV-positive Mozambicans. AIDS and Behavior, 15, 778-787. 10.1007/s10461-010-9852-3.
Kurth, A.E., Celum, C., Baeten, J.M., Vermund, S.H., & Wasserheit, J.N. (2011). Combination HIV prevention: Significance, challenges, and opportunities. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 8, 62-72. 10.1007/s11904-010-0063-3, PMCID: PMC3036787.
Spielberg, F., Kurth, A.E., Severynen, A., Hsieh, Y.H., Moring-Parris, D., Mackenzie, S., & Rothman, R. (2011). Computer-facilitated rapid HIV testing in emergency care settings: Provider and patient usability and acceptability. AIDS Education and Prevention, 23, 206-221. 10.1521/aeap.2011.23.3.206.
Spielberg, F., Kurth, A., Reidy, W., McKnight, T., Dikobe, W., & Wilson, C. (2011). Iterative evaluation in a mobile counseling and testing program to reach people of color at risk for HIV - New strategies improve program acceptability, effectiveness, and evaluation capabilities. AIDS Education and Prevention, 23 (3 Suppl.), 110-116. 10.1521/aeap.2011.23.3_supp.110.
McClelland, L., Wanje, G., Kashonga, F., Kibe, L., McClelland, R.S., Kiarie, J., Mandaliya, K., Peshu, N., & Kurth, A. (2011). Understanding the context of HIV risk behavior among HIV-positive and HIV-negative female sex workers and male bar clients following antiretroviral therapy rollout in Mombasa, Kenya. AIDS Education and Prevention, 23, 299-312. 10.1521/aeap.2011.23.4.299, PMCID: PMC3244816.
Blas, M.M., Alva, I.E., Carcamo, C.P., Cabello, R., Goodreau, S.M., Kimball, A.M., & Kurth, A.E. (2010). Effect of an online video-based intervention to increase HIV testing in men who have sex with men in Peru. PLoS ONE, 5, e10448. 10.1371/journal.pone.0010448.
Wolpin, S., Berry, D.L, Kurth, A., & Lober, W.B. (2010). Improving health literacy: A web application for evaluating text-to-speech engines. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 28, 198-204. 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181e1ddca.
McClelland, R.S., Graham, S.M., Richardson, B.A., Peshu, N., Masese, L.N., Wanje, G.H., Mandaliya, K.N., Kurth, A.E., Jaoko, W., & Ndinya-Achola, J.O. (2010). Treatment with antiretroviral therapy is not associated with increased sexual risk behavior in Kenyan female sex workers. AIDS, 24, 891-897. 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833616c7, PMCID: PMC2853894.
Curioso, W.H., Kepka, D., Cabello, R., Segura, P., & Kurth, A.E. (2010). Understanding the facilitators and barriers of antiretroviral adherence in Peru: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 10, 13. 10.1186/1471-2458-10-13, PMCID: PMC2820472.
Kurth, A.E. (2010). Utilizing information and communication technology tools in STD clinics: Has the time come to go digital?. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 37, 669-671. 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181f90503.
Nelson, K.M., Thiede, H., Hawes, S.E., Golden, M.R., Hutcheson, R., Carey, J.W., Kurth, A., & Jenkins, R.A. (2010). Why the wait? Delayed testing for HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men. Journal of Urban Health, 87, 642-655. 10.1007/s11524-010-9434-8, PMCID: PMC2900570.