Adjunct Professor, Global Health
EducationPhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002
MPH International Health & Development, Tulane University, 1994
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.
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