Lisa E. Manhart, MPH, PhD, BA
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
Dr. Manhart received her MPH degree in International Health from Tulane University and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.
Center for AIDS and STD
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359931
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
UW Center for AIDS and STD
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.
In addition to her research, Dr. Manhart co-directs the Strategic Analysis Research and Training Program (START). This collaborative program between the University of Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pairs graduate students with faculty mentors to work on research requests from the foundation, providing applied experience for students and an academic-level research resource for the foundation. In recognition of her commitment to mentoring graduate students, she received the 2014 School of Public Health Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.
Dr. Manhart currently teaches EPI 520 "Infectious Disease Epidemiology", offered in the Winter Quarter.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington 2002
MPH, International Health & Development, Tulane University 1994
BA, French, Indiana University 1982
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