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Kathleen Woodruff: Faculty Directory

Kathleen W. Woodruff, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

Kathleen Woodruff
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"Substance abuse, human immunodeficiency virus, and the co-morbid conditions frequently associated with these health problems are a huge health concern. Addressing these issues will not only improve patients’ health but also positively impact the quality of their overall lives." 

Kathleen Woodruff has been a member of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty since 1995, identifying herself primarily as a clinician, an educator, and a researcher. Her clinical focus is HIV, substance abuse, and the frequently occurring co-morbid conditions. In her faculty practice, Dr. Woodruff functions as an adult nurse practitioner for the AIDS Link to Intravenous Experience (ALIVE) study for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. The primary objective of the study is to characterize the incidence and natural history of HIV among injection drug users. In clinical practice, Dr. Woodruff works with both HIV-positive and negative patients experiencing a variety of health issues such as problems related to access to care and treatment of co-infections and other co-morbid diseases.

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

HIV, substance abuse, co-morbidities (such as DM, cardiovascular health, HCV), healthcare disparities, and nursing/nurse practitioner education
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