Dr David H. Martin

  • Knowledge of human bacterial microbiomes is re-shaping how we think about infectious diseases. Dr Martin is involved in serveral projects that are investigating the role of human genitourinary tract microbiomes in sexually transmitted diseases.
  • With collaborators from LSU and Tulane, Dr Martin is investigating optimal treatment for Trichomonas vaginalis infections in women.
  • Dr Martin serves on the Scientific Review Committee and the Executive Committee of the NIH funded University of Alabama at Birmingham Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Clinical Trials Group which proposes and carries out studies of new treatment and diagnostic strategies for STIs.

 

Dr Paula S. Seal

  • Efficacy of Interventional Radiology guided bone biopsies in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis.
  • Quality improvment: HIV Outpatient Clinic Quality Initiative to Improve Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Quality improvement: Improvement in HAV, HBV, HCV  screening and vaccination at the HOP clinic

 

Dr Michael Hagensee

  • Dr. Hagensee is investigating how the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical, oral and anal cancer.  His work involves collection of clinical samples from at-risk individuals, mostly HPV+, and then testing those for HPV or the body’s immune response against HPV.

 

Dr C. Lynn Besch

  • Dr Besch is invovled in quality improvement activities, both at HOP and on a state-wide level with the Louisiana HIV Quality Group.  This a group of HIV clinicians, led by STD/HIV Office in Louisiana’s Office of Public Health. They review data on:
    • patient enrollment
    • diagnosis
    • retention in care
    • viral controll (VL < 200)
  • Quality improvment: HIV Outpatient Clinic Quality Initiative to Improve Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Quality improvement: Improvement in HAV, HBV, HCV  screening and vaccination at the HOP clinic

Dr Rebecaa Lillis

 

Dr Maria Frontini

  • Dr Frontini, in conjunction with Dr. Juzar Ali of the Department of Pulmonology, is researching to describe the risk factors and factor interactions correlated with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) non-progression to active TB in the HIV infected population of New Orleans from 2012-2015.    

Dr Stephanie Taylor

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Dr Christopher McGowin

  • Basic scientific, clinical, and diagnostic aspects of sexually transmitted infections and their impact on women’s health