Lisa Manhart, professor of epidemiology in the University of Washington School of Public Health, will serve as a member of the Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section in the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.
The Clinical Research and Field Studies of Infectious Diseases Study Section reviews applications that address population-based studies on the emergence, spread, control, and prevention of infectious diseases (including potential agents of bioterrorism) that affect humans.
Manhart joined the Department of Epidemiology in 2003 after earning her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Her research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her primary research involve defining the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with focus on Mycoplasma genitalium and exploring the role of the male urethral microbiome on genital tract disease. She also conducts studies of the psychosocial implications of STI and HIV-infection, including HIV-related stigma and mental health, and collaborates on studies to define the social context of STI risk.