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



Office 1313
Center for AIDS and STD
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359931
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
University of Washington
Office F-358C
Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

A prospective preconception cohort study of the association between Mycoplasma genitalium and fecundability in Kenyan women trying to conceive.
(2023 Aug 26)
Hum Reprod
Lokken EM, Kabare E, Oyaro B, Nyaigero M, Kinuthia J, Jaoko W, Mandaliya K, McClelland RS, Manhart LE

Serum and Urethral Antibody Response in Mycoplasma genitalium -Infected Men.
(2023 Oct 1)
Sex Transm Dis 50(10): e26-e29
Kim CM, Manhart LE, Wood GE

Mycoplasma genitalium in the US (MyGeniUS): Surveillance Data from Sexual Health Clinics in Four US Regions.
(2023 Jul 4)
Clin Infect Dis
Manhart LE, Leipertz G, Soge OO, Jordan SJ, McNeil C, Pathela P, Reno H, Wendel K, Parker A, Geisler WM, Getman D, Golden MR, MyGeniUS study team

Update in Epidemiology and Management of Mycoplasma genitalium Infections.
(2023 Jun)
Infect Dis Clin North Am 37(2): 311-333
Wood GE, Bradshaw CS, Manhart LE

Inadequate performance of a risk score to predict asymptomatic Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection among cisgender men who have sex with men.
(2023 Jan 6)
Sex Transm Infect
Rowlinson E, Hughes JP, Khosropour CM, Manhart LE, Golden MR, Barbee LA

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