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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington Epidemiologists Win American STD Association Recognition Awards

Dr. Lisa Manhart and Dr. Christine Khosropour, both epidemiologists from the University of Washington School of Public Health, received top recognition awards this year from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA).

[Photo: Dr. Christine Khosropour (above) and Dr. Lisa Manhart]

Dr. Manhart, professor of epidemiology, won the ASTDA’s mid-career Achievement Award for her outstanding work in sexually transmitted disease (STD) research. Dr. Khosropour, acting assistant professor of epidemiology, won the Young Investigator Award, which acknowledges outstanding investigators in the field who are no more than five years beyond fellowship training. They will receive the awards at a ceremony during the STI & HIV World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July.

Dr. Manhart is an expert in the clinical and socio-behavioral epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STI). Her primary research examines the clinical epidemiology of emerging STI pathogens, with a focus on Mycoplasma genitalium. Her other active projects 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.

Dr. Khosropour conducts research and applied epidemiology in the fields of STI and HIV prevention. She has led studies to examine the effectiveness of behavioral strategies for HIV prevention and to gain a better understanding of possible sources of persistent or recurrent STI infections. She is an epidemiologist with the UW Public Health Capacity Building Center, which conducts capacity-building assistance with health departments throughout the U.S. to improve HIV prevention and care activities.

Both Dr. Manhart and Dr. Khosropour received their PhDs in epidemiology from the University of Washington.