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April 1, 2014
Applied Epidemiology: Examples from the Strategic Analysis and Research Training (START) Program
Department of Epidemiology, Spring Quarter 2014 Seminar Series

Lisa Manhart, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health


Dr. Manhart will discuss the START Program, including the goals and mission, types of research requests, and the student-faculty mentoring model. Current and past students participating in the program will share examples of completed START projects.

About the Speaker:

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 with 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

3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Health Sciences K-069
For more information:
Melanie Moser
206 543-1065
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