School of Public Health

Manhart, Lisa

Lisa E. Manhart

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Global Health


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
MPH International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
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.


In The News

This STD is more common than gonorrhea, but few people know about it. Johns Hopkins is hoping to change that.
The Baltimore Sun, 11/14/2018

Mycoplasma genitalium: Fighting a little known, often drug-resistant STD
U.S. News & World Report, 08/13/2018

Doctors are warning that this sexually transmitted infection could be the next big superbug
People, 07/16/2018