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)

Cultivable vaginal Lactobacillus is not associated with fecundability in Kenyan women attempting to conceive.
(2022 Mar)
Fertil Steril 117(3): 603-611
Lokken EM, Jisuvei C, Hughes JP, Mandaliya K, Manhart LE, Mwinyikai K, Muller CH, Jaoko W, Kinuthia J, McClelland RS

Azithromycin and Doxycycline Resistance Profiles of U.S. Mycoplasma genitalium Strains and Their Association with Treatment Outcomes.
(2021 Oct 19)
J Clin Microbiol 59(11): e0081921
Wood GE, Jensen NL, Astete S, Jensen JS, Kenny GE, Khosropour CM, Gillespie CW, Manhart LE, Totten PA

Etiology and Diagnosis of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Looking Beyond Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
(2021 Aug 16)
J Infect Dis 224(12 Suppl 2): S29-S35
Mitchell CM, Anyalechi GE, Cohen CR, Haggerty CL, Manhart LE, Hillier SL

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

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