Laura Kann, PhD
Chief, School-Based Surveillance Branch, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Since 1987, Dr. Laura Kann has worked in the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she is currently a Senior Scientist and Chief of the School-Based Surveillance Branch. Her primary area of interest is domestic and international school-based survey research. She manages four large surveillance systems (the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, the School Health Policies and Practices Study, School Health Profiles, and the Global School-based Student Health Survey). Dr. Kann has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She received a B.S. in school health education from the University of Illinois in 1982, an M.S. in health education from the University of Illinois in 1983, and a Ph.D. in health behavior with a minor in measurement and evaluation from Indiana University in 1987. Dr. Kann is a past president of the American School Health Association (1997-1998) and a past president of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody (2011-2012).