Erin Kahle

Professional Title

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing


Health Behavior and Biological Sciences


Dr. Kahle is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a program of research focusing on biological, interpersonal and structural factors associated with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in vulnerable and marginalized populations, both domestically and globally. Her research efforts include identifying factors that impact SRH, barriers to accessing prevention and healthcare, and developing effective strategies to reduce adverse SRH outcomes. Her prior work includes extensive experience in public health and clinical research settings that informs her interest in how the intersection between behavior and biology affects health. Dr. Kahle has a specific research concentration in HIV prevention, including the design of effective, integrated behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention programs aimed at reducing HIV transmissions among sexual minorities and in resource-limited settings.

Research Interests

community-based research
quantitative research
sexual violence