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

Center for AIDS and STD
Harborview Medical Center, Box 359931
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-744-3646
Email: 
lmanhart@uw.edu
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Biography 

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 is involved in national and international efforts to develop surveillance for 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 influence of sexual behaviors on male genital tract microbiota.

Dr. Manhart currently teaches EPI 220: ‘STI – Causes and Consequences’, offered in the Fall Quarter.

Education 
  • MPH (Tulane University)
  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • BA (Indiana University)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • French
  • Moroccan Arabic
  • Moroccan Berber
Health Topics 
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • STDs (other than HIV)
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

**Lokken EM, Balkus JE, Kiarie J, Hughes JP, Jaoko W, Totten PA, McClelland RS, Manhart LE. Recent bacterial vaginosis is associated with acquisition of Mycoplasma genitalium. Amer J Epid 2017;186(2):194-201.

Wiesenfeld HC, Manhart LE. Mycoplasma genitalium in Women: Current Knowledge and Research Priorities for this Recently Emerged Pathogen. J Infect Dis. 2017; 216(suppl_2):S389-S395

**Chambers LC, Jensen JS, Morgan JL, Lowens MS, Romano SS, Totten PA, Soge OO, Hughes JP, Golden MR, Manhart LE. Mycoplasma genitalium-associated nongonococcal urethritis among men who have sex with men in Seattle, Washington: relationship between macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-associated mutations and treatment outcomes. Sex Transm Dis Epub ahead of print 06-26-2010.

**Denotes student as first author.