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)

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between Mycoplasma genitalium and Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
(2024 Jun 7)
Clin Infect Dis
Htaik K, Vodstrcil LA, Plummer EL, Sfameni AM, Machalek DA, Manhart LE, Bradshaw CS

Chlamydia trachomatis seroassays used in epidemiologic research: a narrative review and practical considerations.
(2024 Apr 19)
J Infect Dis
Waters MB, Hybiske K, Ikeda R, Kaltenboeck B, Manhart LE, Kreisel KM, Khosropour CM

The Relationship Between Insertive Oral and Anal Sex and Select Measures of the Composition of the Urethral Microbiota Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
(2024 Jun 1)
Sex Transm Dis 51(6): 407-414
Chambers LC, Tapia KA, Srinivasan S, Proll S, Morgan JL, Hoffman NG, Lowens MS, Glick SN, Khosropour CM, Golden MR, Hughes JP, Manhart LE, Fredricks DN

Trends in Chlamydia trachomatis Treatment Prescribing Practices in King County, Washington, 2010-2018.
(2024 May 1)
Sex Transm Dis 51(5): 305-312
Brase PR, Dombrowski JC, Berzkalns A, Manhart LE, Golden MR, Khosropour CM

A prospective preconception cohort study of the association between Mycoplasma genitalium and fecundability in Kenyan women trying to conceive.
(2023 Oct 3)
Hum Reprod 38(10): 2020-2027
Lokken EM, Kabare E, Oyaro B, Nyaigero M, Kinuthia J, Jaoko W, Mandaliya K, McClelland RS, Manhart LE

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