Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Her primary research interests are in sexually transmitted infections
(STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr. Manhart's domestic
research involves defining the clinical epidemiology of two emerging
STI pathogens, Mycoplasma genitalium and the newly differentiated
Ureaplasma urealyticum and she is currently conducting an NIH-funded
clinical trial of standard therapies for these bacteria.
Dr. Manhart also investigates socio-behavioral factors associated with STI, transmission dynamics, and epidemiologic methodology related to STI research. In collaborative efforts she works with the Seattle Social Development Research Group (SDRG) to study early life factors influencing risk for STIs in the NIDA-funded Raising Healthy Children cohort. Dr. Manhart is also core faculty for the CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core and oversees administration of core activities.
Internationally, Dr. Manhart collaborates with Samarth, a research group in Chennai India, on studies that include assessing capacity to provide HIV-care in government health care facilities; determining the relationship between HIV-related stigma and mental health and care-seeking behavior; and identifying methods to assess depression among HIV-positive individuals attending HIV-clinics. Dr. Manhart also mentors IARTP students from India and Peru, as well as masters and doctoral students locally.
Research locations: Seattle, WA
MPH International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BA French, Indiana University, 1982