Lisa Manhart is the co-founder and former Executive Director of the Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Center.
Dr. Manhart's primary research interests are in sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Her domestic research involves defining the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with a primary focus on Mycoplasma genitalium and the role of the male urethral microbiome on genital tract disease. She also investigates socio-behavioral factors associated with STI, transmission dynamics, and epidemiologic methodology related to STI research. Internationally, Dr. Manhart collaborates with Samarth, a research group in Chennai India, on studies of the psychosocial implications of HIV-infection, including HIV-related stigma and mental health. In recognition of her commitment to mentoring graduate students, she received the 2014 School of Public Health Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.
Specific Skills: Epidemiologic methods, clinical epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections, study design and implementation, mentoring