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Erin Kahle, MPH, PhD

Deputy Director

Dr. Kahle is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences. She received her MPH from the University of Kansas Medical School and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Kahle was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, conducting research on HIV risk behavior of internet-using men who have sex with men. Dr. Kahle has more than 15 years of experience in HIV research, including in local public health and HIV prevention clinical trials.

Dr. Kahle's program of research focuses on HIV prevention, with a specific focus on developing HIV prevention programs incorporating biomedical prevention tools with behavioral interventions. Her research efforts include understanding barriers to implementing biomedical HIV prevention programs, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), at the provider, individual and community level to better design effective programs aimed at reducing HIV transmissions among sexual minorities and in resource limited settings. Dr. Kahle also works on biological factors influencing HIV infectiousness and transmission, with a particular interest in the intersection between basic science and epidemiology in developing new approaches for HIV prevention in public health practice.

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