Dr Ann Marie Kimball

Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme


Ann Marie Kimball is a physician and epidemiologist. A strategic adviser for Rockefeller Foundation, she served as technical and strategic lead for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation surveillance strategy formation.

She was also senior program officer with the foundation, prior to which she served as professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health where she is now emerita.

During her tenure at UW, Dr Kimball founded and directed the APEC Emerging Infections Network, and led research and training programs in Peru and Thailand.

Her research focus on global trade and emerging infections earned her a Fulbright New Century Scholars award and a Guggenheim Scholars award.

She is the author of Risky Trade: Infectious Diseases in an Era of Global Trade and has authored numerous scientific publications and served on several Institute of Medicine panels.

Most recently she led the Rockefeller Foundation evaluation of their global disease surveillance network portfolio.

She is a fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and member of the National Biosurveillance Advisory group, Centers for Disease Control.

Past experience

2014-present Stratgic Adviser, Rockefeller Foundation
2011-14 Senior Program Officer, Surveillance Epidemiology, BMGF
1993-2011 Professor, Epidemiology, SPH, University of Washington (emerita) 
1991-93 Director, HIV/AIDS Washington State
1988-91 Head, National Program Support, HIV/AIDS PAHO/WHO