University of Washington School of Public Health

Lisa Manhart - SPH Faculty Bio

Lisa Manhart

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Global Health

Office: 1313
Center for AIDS and STD
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359931
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 -2499
Tel: 206-744-3646

Research Interests

Clinical epidemiology of reproductive tract infections in men and women, including emerging pathogens and the role of the microbiome; social context of sexual risk behavior; psychosocial implications of HIV and STI.

Dr. Manhart’s research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her primary research involves defining the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with a focus on Mycoplasma genitalium. She led the MEGA trial evaluating the efficacy of standard therapies against M. genitalium, and is currently leading two cohort studies of men with urethritis to explore the role of the male urethral microbiome in genital tract disease. Current projects also include studies of the psychosocial implications of STI and HIV-infection, including stigma and mental health, and studies to define the social context of STI risk.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


MPH   International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BA   French, Indiana University, 1982

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