School of Public Health

Manhart, Lisa

Lisa E. Manhart

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Global Health


MPH International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
BA French, Indiana University, 1982

Contact Info

Office 1313
Center for AIDS and STD
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359931
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-744-3646
University of Washington
Office F-261C
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Tel: 206-543-1036



Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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

Priorities for little-known sexually transmitted infection
Epi News, 08/08/2017

Hundreds are affected by this transmitted disease
American Healthy Tips, 02/10/2017

UW Professor Appointed to NIH Review Panel on Infectious Diseases
UW School of Public Health News, 07/06/2016