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Ann Duerr, PhD, MD, MPH


Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Affiliate Professor, Global Health

Director (Scientific Affairs), HIV Vaccines Trials Network


Contact Information
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Office: LE 500
Box 358080
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7938
Fax: 206-667-7711
http://www.fhcrc.org/
aduerr@hvtn.org


Research Interests
Throughout her career, Dr. Duerr has been interested in public health issues of resource-limited settings, with a special emphasis on HIV and women's health. She trained in laboratory science, medicine, and infectious disease epidemiology - she received a B.Sc. degree from McGill University, a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.D. from Harvard University and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. For over 20 years, her research has focused on HIV. Her initial epidemiologic research focused on parameters associated with HIV transmission from women to infants in Rwanda and on fully characterizing the clinical course of HIV infections in US women. More recently, her work has been focused on prevention – specifically, on an intervention among African women to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission via breastfeeding and on trials of prophylactic HIV vaccines as Director for Scientific Affairs of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The HVTN is an international partnership of researchers with 25 sites on 4 continents conducting studies of the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy studies of HIV vaccine candidates. She also conducts clinical studies and research in non-human primates investigating ways to increase vaccine-induced immunity at mucosal surfaces, the site of infection for most pathogens and is currently working on studies of antiretroviral treatment to prevent onward HIV transmission in Peru and South Africa.

Education
MPH, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University 1988
MD, Medicine, Harvard University 1985
PhD, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1981

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