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
lmanhart@uw.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Manhart currently teaches EPI 220: ‘STI – Causes and Consequences’, offered in the Fall Quarter, and EPI 520 ‘Infectious Disease Epidemiology’, offered in the Winter Quarter.

Dr. Manhart’s primary research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her domestic research involves defining the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with a primary focus on Mycoplasma genitalium and exploring the role of the male urethral microbiome on genital tract disease. She also investigates socio-behavioral factors associated with STI, transmission dynamics, and epidemiologic methodology related to STI research. Internationally, Dr. Manhart collaborates with Samarth, a research group in Chennai India, on studies of the psychosocial implications of HIV-infection, including HIV-related stigma and mental health.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page

Education

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

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