Adjunct Professor, Global Health
EducationMPH International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BA French, Indiana University, 1982
Dr. Manhart’s research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her primary research involves defining the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with a focus on Mycoplasma genitalium. She led the MEGA trial evaluating the efficacy of standard therapies against M. genitalium, and is currently leading two cohort studies of men with urethritis to explore the role of the male urethral microbiome in genital tract disease. Current projects also include studies of the psychosocial implications of STI and HIV-infection, including stigma and mental health, and studies to define the social context of STI risk.
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.
In The News
UW Professor Appointed to NIH Review Panel on Infectious Diseases
UW School of Public Health News, 07/06/2016
New STD? What you should know about mycoplasma genitalium
Live Science, 11/17/2015