New York University College of Nursing’s Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., Professor of Nursing and Population Health and Associate Dean for Research, NYU Global Institute of Public Health, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) as one of its newest members.
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate our Dr. Ann Kurth on this prestigious new appointment,” said Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor, NYU College of Nursing. “We are confident that her dedication to evidence-based medicine will serve the Task Force, health care professionals, patients, and the nation well.”
“On behalf of my fellow Task Force members, I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Ann Kurth to the Task Force,” said Dr. Virginia Moyer, Task Force chair. “Dr. Kurth’s expertise in the areas of nursing and behavioral epidemiology, as well as her global health perspective, will be a valuable addition to the Task Force. I look forward to working with her to fulfill the Task Force’s mission of improving clinical preventive care for all Americans.”
The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Members come from many health-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, and nursing. Members are appointed to serve a 4-year term by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with guidance from Task Force leadership.
"The importance of prevention to improve America's health cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Kurth. “It is an honor to join the USPSTF, whose leading work in providing screening guidelines to clinicians is a national resource.”
Dr. Kurth is a professor in the New York University College of Nursing and the School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, as well as associate dean for Research in the Global Institute of Public Health. She is an affiliate faculty member in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and School of Nursing. Dr. Kurth is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Kurth is a clinically-trained epidemiologist who studies approaches to improving HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention, screening, and care; reproductive health; and global health workforce/system strengthening efforts.
To learn more about Dr. Kurth and all members of the Task Force, visit http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/members.htm.
About New York University College of Nursing
NYU College of Nursing is a global leader in nursing education, research, and practice. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs, a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.
About the Task Force
The Task Force is an independent volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medicines. More information on the Task Force is available at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.