Ann Hardy, Dr.P.H.

Dr. Ann Hardy received her M.S. degree in microbiology and her Dr.P.H. degree in infectious disease epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. From 1983-85, Dr. Hardy was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she helped to establish the first national AIDS surveillance system. From 1985-88, Dr. Hardy served as an Epidemiologist in CDC’s AIDS Program and conducted research on trends and risk factors for HIV/AIDS.  In 1988, she joined CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to direct the National Survey on AIDS Knowledge and Attitudes. From 1988-2001, she held various positions in the Division of Health Interview Statistics at NCHS, including Analysis Branch Chief and Associate Director for Science. In 2001, Dr. Hardy joined the Center for Scientific Review at NIH where she served as a Scientific Review Officer and Deputy Chief for the Health of Populations Integrated Review Group.  From 2008-2017, she worked in the Office of Extramural Research (OER) as the NIH Extramural Human Research Protections Officer and was responsible for developing policies and training related to human subjects protections and also for coordinating the NIH Certificates of Confidentiality program.  Dr. Hardy is the author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and government statistical reports and is also a Certified IRB Professional.  Over the course of her federal career, Dr. Hardy has received numerous individual and group awards from CDC and NIH.