Although we ask our Editorial Review Group Chairs to commit to serving for three years, Dr. Kathleen Woodruff has been the Chair for Advanced Practice Nursing for Doody’s Review Service for triple that, since 2006. Over those nine years, we have sent her 137 books and we have received reviews of 99 of them, all but one authored by Dr. Woodruff.
Dr. Woodruff has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing faculty since 1995. She identifies herself primarily as a clinician, an educator, and a researcher. Her clinical focus is HIV, substance abuse, and associated frequently occurring comorbid 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 University 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, treatment of co-infections and other comorbid diseases.