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Anne K. Sebert Kuhlmann, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Interim Department Chair
Behavioral Science and Health Equity

Courses Taught

Introduction to Global Health; Global Health Implementation Science; Assessment, Intervention Development and Evaluation (AIDE) II


  • Ph.D., Health and Behavior Sciences, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • M.P.H., University of Michigan
  • B.S., Anthropology and Spanish, Emory University

Research Interests

Community mobilization; health behavior; HIV/AIDS; international public health; maternal health; program planning and evaluation; menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health

Publications and Media Placements

  1. Gullo S, Galavotti C, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Msiska T, Hastings P, Marti CN (2020) Effects of the Community Score Card approach on reproductive health service-related outcomes in Malawi. PLoS ONE 15(5): e0232868.
  2. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Key R, Billingsley C, Shato T*, Scroggins S*, Teni M.* Students’ menstrual hygiene needs and school attendance in an urban St. Louis, MO district. J of Adolescent Health. 2020 in press
  3. Belay S, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Wall LL. Girls’ attendance at school after a menstrual hygiene intervention in northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2020 Feb; DOI: 10.1002/ijgo.13127
  4. Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Zhao Y, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Single and Repeated Use of the Emergency Department for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2020 Jan;47(1):14-18. 
  5. Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Undertreatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea among pregnant women in the emergency department. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019; doi: 0956462419880379
  6. Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Fox B, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Presenting to the emergency department versus clinic-based sexually transmitted disease care locations for testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: a spatial exploration. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Jul 1;46(7):474-9.
  7. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Peters Bergquist E*, Danjoint D*, Wall LL.  Unmet menstrual hygiene needs among low-income women: Reply. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 Jun 1;133(6):1285-.
  8. Iannotti L, Chapnick M, Eyler A, Hobson A, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Kreuter M. Public Health Seminar: classics to contemporary cases for a new pedagogy. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2019 Jun;5(2):124-31
  9. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Shato T*, Fu Q, Sierra M. Intimate partner violence, pregnancy intention and contraceptive use in Honduras. Contraception. 2019, Aug 100(2):137.
  10. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Peters Bergquist E*, Danjoint D*, Wall LL. Unmet menstrual hygiene needs among low-income women. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019, Feb 133(2):1.
  11. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Gullo S, Galavotti C, Grant C, Cavatore M, & Posnock S. Women’s and Health Workers’ Voices in Open, Inclusive Communities and Effective Spaces (VOICES): measuring governance outcomes in reproductive and maternal health programs. Development Policy Review. (accepted)
  12. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Altman L*, & Galavotti C. The importance of community mobilization in interventions to improve sexual, reproductive, and maternal health outcomes: a review of the evidence. Health Care for Women International. (accepted)
  13. Altman L*, Sebert Kuhlmann A, & Galavotti C. Understanding the Black Box: a systematic review of the measurement of the community mobilization process in interventions targeting sexual, reproductive, and maternal health. Evaluation and Program Planning, 2015; 49:86-97.

    *Student co-author
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Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition: Excellence in Teaching (Washington University)
  • Behavioral & Social Science Working Group's Research Award, CDC
  • Terry Leet Research Award (Generate Health), 
  • Annual Research Award - Assistant Professor (CPHSJ at SLU)

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Evaluation Association, member
  • American Public Health Association, member

Community Work and Service

Dr. Sebert Kuhlmann joined the College for Public Health and Social Justice in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Equity. She has an array of international experience in public health intervention development and program evaluation, and a well-established record of peer-reviewed publication in maternal and reproductive health.

She currently collaborates on maternal health research with indigenous populations in the Andean Highlands of Ecuador and on the evaluation of community mobilization interventions to improve maternal health outcomes in Malawi. Locally, Dr. Sebert Kuhlmann works with St. Louis-based organizations involved in global health work, including Dignity Period and Microfinancing Partners for Africa.

In addition, she supports SLU’s partnership with the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Currently, she teaches and advises in the Global Health concentration.