Ann Duerr, MD, PhD

Ann Duerr, MD, PhD

Director for Scientific Affairs
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health
University of Washington

Other Positions

Graduate Faculty, Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Washington

Member, Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Infectious Diseases, Seattle, WA


Johns Hopkins University, Hygiene and Public Health, 1988, MPH
Harvard University, Medical School, 1985, MD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, PhD (Biology)
McGill University, 1974, BS (Biochemistry)

Current Board Certification

American Board of Preventive Medicine (Public Health and General Preventive Medicine)

Research Interests

  • HIV vaccine trials
    • Novel vaccine strategies for induction of mucosal immunity
    • Conduct of clinical trials in resource-poor settings
    • Elucidating factors that help prevent sexual transmission of HIV
  • AIDS and HIV prevention
    • Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention of onward transmission
    • The role of acute infection in onward HIV transmission
    • ART in resource-poor settings

Clinical Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Women's health

Teaching/Mentoring Interests

  • HIV vaccines
  • HIV prevention
  • Humanitarian emergencies
  • Mucosal immunity
  • Women’s health

Current Studies

  • Immunization of Oral Mucosa for Induction of Rectal and Genital Mucosal Immunity: studies in non-human primates
  • HIV Testing and Treatment to Prevent Onward HIV Transmission among High-Risk Men who have Sex with Men

PHS Program

Ann Duerr, MD, PhD

Contact Information

(206) 667-7938
(206) 667-7711
Additional contact

Mail Stop E2-112