Ann Duerr, MD, PhD, MPH


Ann Duerr, MD, PhD, MPH

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Ann Duerr is committed to addressing health issues globally, especially in resource-constrained settings. Her research currently focuses on multidisciplinary studies of HIV prevention and treatment among underserved populations, including sexual and gender minorities in Peru. These studies involve sexual-network analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis of prevention interventions, detailed laboratory analysis of the impact of substance use and early initiation of antiretroviral therapy, or ART, on HIV reservoir, microbiome and inflammation, as well as the collection of a large specimen repository. As director for Scientific Affairs at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, she leads efforts to support timely publication of results from vaccine trials. She is also the director of Development for the University of Washington Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center, which provides research consulting to the Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, Boston Scientific and other clients using teams of graduate student research assistants and UW faculty. Prior to joining the HVTN in 2003, she led a research group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on understanding HIV transmission to women and the clinical course of HIV infection in women. Her work there included trials in Africa for preventing HIV transmission from mothers to their infants through breastfeeding and global trials testing female condoms and microbicides to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Director for Scientific Affairs
HIV Vaccine Trials Network

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health
University of Washington

Director of Development
Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Center

Graduate Faculty
Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Washington

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


Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, 1988, MPH

Harvard University, Medical School, 1985, MD cum laude

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981, PhD (Biology)

McGill University, 1974, BS (Biochemistry)

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

Research Interests

Conduct of clinical trials in resource-poor settings

Elucidating factors that help prevent sexual transmission of HIV

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention of onward transmission

The role of acute infection in onward HIV transmission

Treatment of HIV infection in resource-poor settings, including studies to support development of HIV cure strategies

Current Projects

HIV Testing and Treatment to Prevent Onward HIV Transmission among High-Risk Men who have Sex with Men

Modulating the Impact of Critical Events in Early HIV Infection: Effect of Early ART Initiation and Alcohol Use.

Finding New Strategies for Achieving the UNIADS 90-90-90 Targets: Cost-effectiveness of a “Test and Treat” Intervention in Peru.

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Email or call 206.667.2210