Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5379 USA
Dr. Amy B. Curtis, professor of interdisciplinary health sciences at Western Michigan University, earned her A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in anthropology and history in 1991 and M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in epidemiologic science in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Curtis has been a member of the interdisciplinary health sciences Ph.D. program since 2005. Her research interests are in behavioral epidemiology and public health. She is the principal investigator of a community-based research initiative entitled, Project IDEAS (Initiative for Diabetes Educational Advancement and Support), a diabetes education and support program for low-income African-Americans and Latinos.
Prior to coming to Western Michigan University, Curtis served as both an epidemic intelligence officer and senior epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where her work focused on investigating outbreaks of tuberculosis, reducing health care-related infectious disease, developing hospital-based assessment tools, and improving public health practice and surveillance. She has published on a number of topics including infectious disease epidemiology, social determinants of health, hypertension, public health surveillance, and health care-associated infections.