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Delia Scholes, MPH, PhD

  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
    University of Washington
  • Senior Scientific Investigator, Group Health Cooperative

Dr. Scholes received her training in epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is currently a Scientific Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health. Dr. Scholes' research interests focus on women's health, with emphasis in genitourinary infections, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive practices , and bone health. She has been principal or co-investigator on numerous projects employing a variety of epidemiological methodologies and has extensive experience utilizing the automated databases available at Group Health. Her most recent award as Principal Investigator is a 5-year NIH-funded case-control study of hormonal contraception and fractures in early postmenopausal women. Dr. Scholes collaborates with Drs. Stapleton, Marrazzo, Golden, Hawn, and Holmes.


Selected Publications


Scholes D, Hooton TM, Roberts PL, Gupta K, Stapleton AE, Stamm WE. Risk factors associated with acute pyelonephritis in healthy women. Ann Intern Med. 2005; 142: 20-7.
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Hooton TM, Scholes D, Gupta K, Stapleton AE, Roberts PL, Stamm WE. Amoxicillin-clavulanate vs. ciprofloxacin for the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in women: a randomized trial. JAMA. 2005; 293(8): 949-55.
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Scholes D, LaCroix AZ, Ichikawa LE, Barlow WE and Ott SM. Change in bone mineral density among adolescent women using and discontinuing depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraception. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005; 159: 139-44.
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Scholes D, Heidrich FE, Yarbro P, Lindenbaum JE, Marrazzo JM. Population-based outreach for chlamydia screening in men: Results from a randomized trial. Sex Transm Dis. 2007; 34(11): 837-9.
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Czaja CA, Scholes D, Hooton TM, Stamm WE. Population-based epidemiologic analysis of acute pyelonephritis. Clin Infect Dis. 2007; 45(3): 273-80.
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Hawn TR, Scholes D, Li SS, Wang H, Yang Y, Roberts PL, Stapleton AE, Janer M, Aderem A, Stamm WE, Zhao LP, Hooton TM. Toll-like receptor polymorphisms and susceptibility to urinary tract infections in adult women. PLoS One. 2009; 4(6): e5990.
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Scholes D, Hawn TR, Roberts PL, Li SS, Stapleton AE, Zhao LP, Stamm WE, Hooton TM. Family history and risk of recurrent cystitis and pyelonephritis in women. J Urol. 2010; 184: 564-9.
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Scholes D, Hubbard R, Ichikawa LE, LaCroix AZ, Spangler L, Beasely JM, Reed S, Ott SM. Oral contraceptive use and bone density change in adolescent and young adult women: A prospective study of age, hormone dose, and discontinuation. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol. 2011; 96: E1380-7.
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Scholes D, Satterwhite CL, Yu O, Fine D, Weinstock H, Berman S. Long-term trends in chlamydia trachomatis infections and related outcomes in a US managed care population. Sex Transm Dis 2011; 38: 989-94. 
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