Lisa 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)

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

Bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria in cisgender men who have sex with women: prevalence, association with non-gonococcal urethritis and natural history.
(2022 Dec 6)
Sex Transm Infect
Zinsli KA, Srinivasan S, Balkus JE, Chambers LC, Lowens MS, Morgan J, Rowlinson E, Robinson TS, Romano SS, Munch MM, Manhart LE, Fredricks DN

Prior Exposure to Azithromycin and Azithromycin Resistance Among Persons Diagnosed With Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection at a Sexual Health Clinic: 2012-2019.
(2023 Feb 8)
Clin Infect Dis 76(3): e1270-e1276
Rowlinson E, Soge OO, Hughes JP, Berzkalns A, Thibault C, Kerani RP, Khosropour CM, Manhart LE, Golden MR, Barbee LA

The Incidence Rate of Sexual Behaviors Among Cisgender Men Who Have Sex with Men Attending a Sexual Health Clinic.
(2023 Feb)
Arch Sex Behav 52(2): 751-759
Chambers LC, Morgan JL, Lowens MS, Robinson TS, Romano SS, Leipertz GL, Glick SN, Khosropour CM, Hughes JP, Golden MR, Fredricks DN, Manhart LE

Weighing Potential Benefits and Harms of Mycoplasma genitalium Testing and Treatment Approaches.
(2022 Aug)
Emerg Infect Dis 28(8):
Manhart LE, Geisler WM, Bradshaw CS, Jensen JS, Martin DH

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