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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

This faculty member is currently not active with the UW School of Nursing.
Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, RN
Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Global Health, Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266

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Research: Dr. Kurth studies sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV. She is interested specifically in developing patient and clinician tools to improve STI/HIV prevention and disease self-management. Her current work focuses on patient-centered informatics and behavioral epidemiology, in studies conducted in the US and internationally. These studies evaluate information and communication technology-based, as well as nurse-delivered, approaches to HIV/STI risk reduction.
Teaching: Dr. Kurth mentors undergraduate and graduate students (theses and scholarly projects). She teaches Infectious Disease/Infection Control Nursing (NURS504) and Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Methods (NMETH515/EPI 549), and directs the multidisciplinary UW Graduate Certificate Program in HIV and STIs. As faculty for the Seattle STD Prevention Training Center, she lectures on sexual history-taking and risk reduction counseling to clinicians throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Service: Dr. Kurth has served as president of the national Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, and locally serves on the medical advisory board of Lifelong AIDS Alliance. She is a Coordinator for the UW Center for AIDS Research Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core, which supports research in 1) HIV prevention interventions, 2) treatment adherence for individuals living with HIV, and 3) transmission dynamics modeling.
Graduate Certificate in HIV & STIs
Center for AIDS Research
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