Board of Directors
Ann Marie Kimball is a physician, epidemiologist and currently holds the role of strategic advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation and associate fellow at the Chatham House. In her work with the Rockefeller Foundation Dr. Kimball supports the strengthening and development of strategies for Ebola, post ebola and health crisis response. This work includes planning and guiding the formation of a regional disease surveillance network in collaboration with CORDS. Before joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Kimball served as technical and strategic lead for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation surveillance strategy formation. Prior to Gates, she served as Professor of Epidemiology for the University of Washington School of Public Health with adjunct appointments in Medicine (Bioinformatics and Infectious Diseases) and the Jackson School of Foreign Affairs. During her tenure at UW, Dr. Kimball founded and directed the APEC Emerging Infections Network, and led research and training programs in Surveillance and Informatics in Peru and Thailand. She left the University of Washington being elected to emerita status.
Dr. Kimball’s research focus on global trade and emerging infections earned her a Fulbright New Century Scholars award and a Guggenheim Scholars award. She is also the author of Risky Trade: Infectious Diseases in an Era of Global Trade (Ashgate 2006) which was highly reviewed by NEJM, Emerging Infections and Lancet. She has authored numerous scientific publications, and served on numerous Institute of Medicine panels. Most recently she led the Rockefeller Foundation evaluation of their global Disease Surveillance Network portfolio. She is also a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and member of the National Biosurveillance Advisory group (NBAS) from the Centers for Disease Control.
Dr. Kimball is a former EIS Officer for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has worked and lived in the Yemen Arab Republic, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. She served as Director of National Program Support for PAHO, directing the elaboration and implementation of medium term AIDS plans in member countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. She also served as Director of HIV/AIDS for Washington State, and the founding Chair of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) in the United States. She attended on staff at Harborview Medical Center first on HIV/AIDS (10 years), then the International Clinic (7 years) and finally UW/Seattle King County at Harborview Medical Center as an attending at the STD clinic. Dr. Kimball has also done extensive media work with television, radio and the press.