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Patricia Kissinger, PhD
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7320
Fax: (504) 988-1568
kissing@tulane.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 



Research Interests:

STIs/HIV; infectious diseases; women's reproductive health; substance use

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • BSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Professional Achievements:

  • 2006, NCHHSTP Excellence in Innovation Award for work in Expedited Partner Therapy
  • 2005, Leading New Research Award, Tulane University 
  • 2003, Delta Omega Honor Society
  • 1996, Marquette University Alumni Community Service Award
  • 1988, Dorothy LeBlanc Scholarship and Service Award

Selected Publications:

 

Kissinger P, Adamski A. Trichomoniasis and HIV interactions: a review. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Apr 20.

Althoff MD, Anderson-Smits C, Kovacs S, Salinas O, Hembling J, Schmidt N, Kissinger P. Patterns and Predictors of Multiple Sexual Partnerships Among Newly Arrived Latino Migrant Men. AIDS Behav. 2012 Sep 21.

Howard EJ, Harville E, Kissinger P, Xiong X. The Association Between Short Interpregnancy Interval and Preterm Birth in Louisiana: A Comparison of Methods. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Jul 12.

Gatski M, Mena L, levison J, Clark RA, Henderson H, Schmidt N, Rosenthal  SL, Martin DH, Kissinger P.  Patient-delivered partner treatment and Trichomonas vaginalis repeat infection among HIV-infected women.  Sex Trans Dis. 2010 Aug;37(8):502-5

Randolph T, Clark RA, Kissinger P. Amedee A. Elevated Cervical White Blood Cell Infiltrate is Associated with Genital HIV Detection in a Longitudinal Cohort of ART-Adherent Women. JID. 2010 Nov 15. 202(10):1543-52.

Kissinger P, Mena L, Levison J, Clark RA, Gatski M, Henderson H, Schmidt N, Rosenthal SL, Myers L, Martin DH. A randomized treatment trial:  Single versus 7 day dose of metronidazole for the treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-infected women. JAIDS.  2010. Dec 15.  55(5):565-571.

Gatski M, Martin DH, Clark RA, Harville E, Schmidt N, Kissinger P Co-occurrence of Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV-positive women. Sex Trans Dis. 2011March; 38(3) 163-6.  Epub July 2010.

V. Traina-Dorge, B. Pahar, P. Marx, P. Kissinger, D. Montefiori, Y. Ou, W. L. Gray Recombinant Varicella Vaccines Induce Neutralizing Antibodies and Cellular Immune Responses to SIV and Reduce Viral Loads in Immunized Rhesus Macaques.  Vaccine.  2010.  Sep 7. 28(39):6483-90.

Gatski M, Martin DH, Theall K,  Amedee A, Clark RA, Dumestre J, Chhabra P Schmidt N, Kissinger P. Mycoplasma genitalium infection among HIV-positive women: prevalence, risk factors, and association with vaginal shedding" in its current form for publication in the International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2010. In press.

Rabito FA, Perry A, Salinas O, Hembling J, Schmidt N, Parsons PJ, Kissinger P.  A longitudinal assessment of occupation, respiratory symptoms, and blood lead levels among Latino day laborers in a non-agricultural setting." Am J Ind Med. 2011 May;54(5):366-74. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20919.

Gatski M, Martin DH, Levison J, Mena L, Clark RA, Murphy M, Henderson H, Schmidt N, Kissinger P. The influence of bacterial vaginosis on the response to trichomonas vaginalis treatment among HIV-infected women. In Press Sex Trans Infect.  December 2010.

Kissinger P, Kovacs S, Anderson-Smits C, Schmidt N, Salinas O, Hembling J, Beaulieu A, Longfellow L, Liddon N, Rice J, Shedlin M. Patterns and Predictors of HIV/STI Risk Among Latino Migrant Men in a New Receiving Community. AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan;16(1):199-213.

Gatski M, Martin DH, Theall K, Amedee A, Clark RA, Dumestre J, Chhabra P, Schmidt N, Kissinger P. Mycoplasma genitalium infection among HIV-positive women: prevalence, risk factors and association with vaginal shedding. Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Mar;22(3):155-9.

Rabito FA, Perry S, Salinas O, Hembling J, Schmidt N, Parsons PJ, Kissinger P. A longitudinal assessment of occupation, respiratory symptoms, and blood lead levels among latino day laborers in a non-agricultural setting. Am J Ind Med. 2011 May;54(5):366-74.

Mills J, Burton N, Schmidt N, Salinas O, Hembling J, Aran A, Shedlin M, Kissinger P. Sex and Drug Risk Behavior Pre- and Post-Emigration Among Latino Migrant Men in Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Jun 5.

    

Personal Statement:

Patricia Kissinger received her BS in nursing from Marquette University in 1981. Following graduation, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Democratic Republic of the Congo for three years, working as a coordinator of a rural health zone of 160,000 people. She then came to Tulane to complete her MPH and PhD degrees. Kissinger collaborated with researchers at Johns Hopkins University on a study to examine the rate of HIV perinatal transmission in Haiti, where she worked for four years. She also worked in several countries in Africa as an evaluator for Plan International and as a relief worker for the International Rescue Committee. Her doctoral research focused on the effect of HIV on child mortality in Haiti. In 1992, Kissinger joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in the department of medicine and became the chief epidemiologist at the HIV outpatient clinic in New Orleans where she focused on clinical research. In 1993, Kissinger became an adjunct faculty member in the Tulane department of epidemiology, where she started the HIV/STD track in the department of epidemiology in 1995, and created and coordinated the epidemiology track of the Centers for Disease Control graduate certificate program in 1996. Kissinger started full time at Tulane in 1999 and is presently the principal investigator on several CDC and NIH grants in HIV/STD-related topics. She has mentored many doctoral students who worked with her on research grants she was awarded. The grants she presently works on are: 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, Trichomonas vaginalis among HIV infected women.

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate, undergraduate

 

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Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809 tcarter1@tulane.edu