Sexually Transmitted Illness – Patricia Kissinger, PhD – Tulane University

Trichomonas vaginalis is the most prevalent nonviral sexually transmitted infection, affecting over 250 million people worldwide.

Dr. Patricia Kissinger is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Tulane University, school of Public Health and Tropical medicine. Her research interests include STIs, HIV, infectious diseases, women’s reproductive health, and substance use. Dr. Kissinger has been awarded grants from the CDC and NIH in HIV/STD-related topics. Currently, she’s working on several grants: Risk Reduction for Young African American IDUs, a behavioral intervention to prevent douching among adolescent and young women, HIV and HTLVI/II, Alcohol use and HIV infectiousness, West Nile Virus and Pregnancy, and Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV infected women. Learn more about Dr. Kissinger here.