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Supriya Mehta

Supriya Mehta

Associate Professor


SPHPI Rm #958
1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Univ, 2000
MSPH, Johns Hopkins Univ, 1998
A.B.L.A.S., Johns Hopkins Univ, 1996

Research Interests

The role of the genital microbiome in pathogenesis of Bacterial vaginosis, genital ulcer disease, and genital epithelial disruption. STI, HIV, and behavioral factors associated with genital microbiome. Antimicrobial resistance containment strategies.

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology of STIs and infectious diseases; epidemiologic methods; surveillance


Mehta SD, Moses S, Agot K, Odoyo-June E, Li H, Maclean I, Hedeker D, Bailey RC. The long term efficacy of medical male circumcision against HIV acquisition. AIDS 2013 Jul 3 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23835501.

Mehta SD, Moses S, Agot K, Maclean I, Odoyo-June E, Li H, Bailey RC. Medical male circumcision and HSV-2 acquisition: Post-trial surveillance in Kisumu, Kenya. J Infect Dis 2013 Jul 30 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23901089.

Mehta SD, Green S, Maclean I, Hu H, Bailey RC, Gillevet PM, Spear GT. Microbial diversity of genital ulcer disease in men enrolled in a randomized trial of male circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya. PLoS One 2012;7(7):e38991.

Exploring the use of Google Trends to predict rates in sexually transmitted infections. Sex Transm Dis 2014;41:61-3.

Mehta SD. Systematic Review of Randomized Trials of Treatment of Male Sexual Partners for Improved Bacteria vaginosis Outcomes in Women. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012;39:822-30.

Lagace-Wiens PRS, Duncan S, Kimani J, Ndinya-Achola JO, Thiong’o A, Shafi J, McClelland S, Maclean I, Saunders EJ, Moses S, Zhanel G, Maraguri N, Mehta SD. Emergence of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates from Four Clinics in Three Regions of Kenya. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012;39:332-4.

Mehta SD, Maclean I, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S, Martin I, Ronald A, Agunda L, Murugu R, Bailey RC, Melendez J, Zenilman JM. Emergence of Quinolone-Resistance and Cephalosporin MIC Creep in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a Cohort of Young Men in Kisumu, Kenya: 2002 – 2009. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2011;55:3882-8.

Mehta SD, Moses S, Parker CB, Agot K, Maclean I, Bailey RC. Circumcision Status and Incident HSV-2 Infection, Genital Ulcer Disease, and HIV Infection. AIDS 2012;26:1141-9.

Mehta SD, Gray RH, Auvert B, Moses S, Kigozi G, Taljaard D, Puren P, Agot K, Serwadda D, Parker CB, Wawer MJ, Bailey RC. Does Sex in the Early Period After Circumcision Increase HIV-Seroconversion Risk? Pooled Analysis of Adult Male Circumcision Clinical Trials. AIDS 2009;23:1557-1564.

Mehta SD, Gaydos C, Maclean I, Odoyo-June E, Moses S, Agunda L, Quinn N, Bailey RC. Medical male circumcision and urogenital Mycoplasma genitalium among men in Kisumu, Kenya. Sex Transm Dis 2012;39:276-80.

Mehta SD, Krieger JN, Agot K, Moses S, Ndinya-Achola JO, Parker CB, Bailey RC. Circumcision and reduced risk of self-reported coital injuries: Results from a randomized controlled trial in Kisumu, Kenya. J Urol 2010;184:203-9.

Krieger JN, Mehta SD, Bailey RC, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Parker C, Moses S. Adult male circumcision: effects on sexual function and sexual satisfaction in Kisumu, Kenya. J Sex Med 2008 August 28; Epub ahead of print [PMID: 18761593].

Mehta SD, Moses S, Agot K, Parker CB, Ndinya-Achola JO, Maclean I, Bailey RC. Adult Male Circumcision Does Not Reduce Risk of Incident Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Kenya. J Infect Dis 2009;200:370-378.

Mehta SD, Moses S, Ndinya-Achola JO, Agot K, Maclean I, Bailey RC. Identification of novel risks for non-ulcerative sexually transmitted infections among young men in Kisumu, Kenya. Sex Transm Dis 2007;May 15.

Mehta SD, Moses S, Agot K, Agingu W, Parker C, Ndinya-Achola JO, Bailey RC. Herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among young uncircumcised men in Kisumu, Kenya. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sept 12 2007; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17855489.

Test FS, Mehta SD, Handler A, Mutimura E, Bamukunde AM, Cohen M. Gender Inequities in Sexual Risks among Youth with HIV in Kigali, Rwanda. International Journal of STD and AIDS 2012;23:394-9.

Pultorak E, Odoyo-June E, Hayombe J, Opiyo F, Odongo W, Ogollah JA, Moses S, Bailey RC, Mehta SD. Factors Associated with Repeat Visits among Clients Attending a Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Kisumu, Kenya. Int J STD AIDS 2011 Nov;22:640-4.

Hotton AL, Gratzer B, McKirnan D, Mehta SD. Association between Serosorting and Bacterial STI among HIV-negative MSM at an Urban LGBT Health Center Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sex Transm Dis 2012;39:959-964.

Hotton A, Gratzer B, Pohl D, Mehta SD. Factors Associated with Repeat Syphilis Testing among MSM Diagnosed with Early Syphilis at a Large Urban LGBT Health Clinic: Chicago, IL 2002-2008. Sex Transm Dis 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Bailey RC, Mehta SD. Circumcision’s place in the vicious cycle between HSV-2 and HIV. JID 2009;199:923-925.

Pultorak E, Wong W, Rabins C, Mehta SD. Economic Burden of Sexually Transmitted Infections: Incidence and Direct Medical Cost of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis Among Illinois Adolescents and Young Adults, 2005-2006. Sex Transm Dis 2009;37:626-636.

Dorfman D, Trokel M, Lincoln A, Mehta SD. Increased Prevalence of Behavioral Risks among Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Psychological Distress in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care 2010;26:93-8.

 Temin E, Coles T, Feldman JA, Mehta SD. Availability of emergency contraception in Massachusetts emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med 2005;12: 987-993.

Linden JA, Oldeg P, Mehta SD, McCabe KK, LaBelle C. HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in victims of sexual assault. Acad Emerg Med 2005;12:640-646.

Mehta SD, Shahan JS, Zenilman JM. Ambulatory STD management in an inner-city emergency department: descriptive epidemiology, care utilization patterns, and patient perceptions. Sex Transm Dis 2000;3:154-157.

 Mehta SD, Rothman RE, Kelen GD, Quinn TC, Zenilman JM. Unsuspected gonorrhea and chlamydia among patients of an urban adult emergency department: A critical population for STD control intervention. Sex Transm Dis 2001;28:33-39.

Mehta SD, Rothman RE, Kelen GD, Quinn TC, Zenilman JM. Clinical aspects of gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosis in an acute care setting. Clin Infec Dis 2001;32:655-659.

Mehta SD, Rompalo AM, Rothman RE, Londner MS, Zenilman JM. Generalizability of STD screening in urban emergency departments: comparison of results from inner city and urban sites in Baltimore, Maryland. Sex Transm Dis 2003;30:143-148.

 Mehta SD, Bishai D, Howell MR, Rothman RE, Quinn TC, Zenilman JM. Cost-effectiveness of five strategies for gonorrhea and chlamydia control among female and male emergency department patients. Sex Transm Dis 2002;29:83-91.

 Mehta SD, Erbelding EJ, Zenilman JM, Rompalo AM. Gonorrhea re-infection in STD clinic attendees: longitudinal analysis of risks for first occurrence. Sex Transm Infect 2003;79:124-128.

 Mehta SD, Ghanem KG, Rompalo AM, Erbelding EJ. HIV seroconversion among public STD clinic clients: analysis of risks to facilitate early identification. JAIDS 2006;42:116-122.

Mehta SD, Hall J, Greenwald JL, Cranston K, Skolnik PR. Patient risks, outcomes, and costs of voluntary HIV testing at five testing sites within a medical center. Public Health Rep 2008;123:608-617.

Mehta SD, Hall J, Lyss SB, Skolnik PR, Pealer LN, Kharasch S. Adult and pediatric emergency department STD and HIV screening: programmatic overview and outcomes. Acad Emerg Med 2007;14:250-258.

Mehta SD, Shahmanesh M, Zenilman JM. Spending money to save money: cost-effectiveness analysis to advocate Chlamydia trachomatis screening (Editorial). Sex Transm Infect 2003;79:4-6.

Mehta SD, Zenilman JM, Erbelding EJ. Patient and clinic characteristics associated with public STD clinic patient satisfaction. Sex Transm Infect 2005;81:150-154.

Mehta SD. Diagnosis, treatment, and screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia in emergency departments. Current Infectious Disease Reports 2007;9:134-142.

Recent Honors and Awards

2014, UIC Awards and Fellows: Other
2013, UIC Awards and Fellows: Other

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