Lisa Manhart

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Associate Dean, School of Public 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)

Association between bacterial vaginosis and fecundability in Kenyan women planning pregnancies: a prospective preconception cohort study.
(2021 Apr 20)
Hum Reprod 36(5): 1279-1287
Lokken EM, Manhart LE, Kinuthia J, Hughes JP, Jisuvei C, Mwinyikai K, Muller CH, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, McClelland RS

Sequence variation and immunogenicity of the Mycoplasma genitalium MgpB and MgpC adherence proteins during persistent infection of men with non-gonococcal urethritis.
PLoS One 15(10): e0240626
Wood GE, Iverson-Cabral SL, Gillespie CW, Lowens MS, Manhart LE, Totten PA

Incidence of Nongonococcal Urethritis in Men Who Have Sex With Women and Associated Risk Factors.
(2021 May 1)
Sex Transm Dis 48(5): 341-346
Rowlinson E, Hughes JP, Chambers LC, Lowens MS, Morgan JL, Robinson TS, Romano SS, Leipertz GL, Soge OO, Golden MR, Manhart LE

Urethral microbiota in men: Association of Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma penetrans with nongonococcal urethritis.
(2020 Aug 5)
Clin Infect Dis
Srinivasan S, Chambers LC, Tapia KA, Hoffman NG, Munch MM, Morgan JL, Domogala D, Lowens MS, Proll S, Huang ML, Soge OO, Jerome KR, Golden MR, Hughes JP, Fredricks DN, Manhart LE

Characteristics of Mycoplasma genitalium Urogenital Infections in a Diverse Patient Sample from the United States: Results from the Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium Evaluation Study (AMES).
(2020 Jun 24)
J Clin Microbiol 58(7):
Manhart LE, Gaydos CA, Taylor SN, Lillis RA, Hook EW 3rd, Klausner JD, Remillard CV, Love M, McKinney B, Getman DK

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