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Lynette J. Menezes, PhD

Assistant Vice President, International, USF Health
Assistant Dean, USF Medicine International, Morsani College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine


Contact Information

E-Mail: lmenezes@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 844-8037
FAX: (813) 844-7605

Education

PhD, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
MSW, College of Social Work, Bombay University, India
BSc, Microbiology, Sophia College for Women, Bombay, India


  • Biographical Sketch

    Dr. Lynette Menezes is Assistant Vice President of International with USF Health and Assistant Dean for USF Medicine International at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine. She received her PhD in Public Health from the University of South Florida. Dr. Menezes coordinates and manages international programs in India, the Dominican Republic, China, Panama, Thailand, South Korea for the Division of Infectious Disease and the Morsani College of Medicine.

    Dr. Menezes has over seven years of experience in research and evaluation, and has previous experience working with the underserved populations in the urban and rural communities of India. She has presented at both national and international conferences.

    Dr. Menezes' research interests focus on international health issues including socio-behavioral determinants of HIV/AIDS, adherence to ART, socio-historical analysis of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, maternal and child health and family violence.

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Research Methods: both qualitative and quantitative
    • HIV/AIDS: Socio-behavioral determinants of HIV/AIDS, adherence to anti-retroviral treatment and socio-historical analysis of HIV/AIDS
    • Family Violence
    • Program Evaluation
  • International Collaborative Agreements
    • La Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, 2012
    • Tianjin Public Health Bureau, Tianjin, China, 2011
    • La Universidad CES, Medellin, Colombia, 2011
    • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, 2011
    • University of Groningen, Netherlands, 2010
    • Jiangsu University, Zhenjian, Jiangsu, China, 2010
    • Universidad de Panama, Panama City, Panama, 2009
    • Universidad Latina de Panama, Panama City, Panama, 2009
    • Universidad di Carabobo, Carabobo, Venezuela, 2009
    • Gansu Provincial Health Department, Gansu Province, China, 2009
    • Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 2008
    • Yeungnam University, Seoul, South Korea, 2008
    • Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
    • YR Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education, Chennai, India, 2008
    • Policlinico La Vega S.A., La Vega, Dominican Republic, 2007
    • Escuela de Medicinea de la Universidad nacional Pedro Henriquez (UNPHU), Santo Domingo, DR, 2007
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2006
    • Dr. Salvador B. Gautier Hospital, Santo Domingo, DR, 2006
    • Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Santo Domingo, DR, 2006
    • Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Govt of Maharashtra, India, 2006
    • Kripa Foundation, Vasai, India, 2003
    • Sterling Hospital, Gujarat, India, 2002
    • Sir Sayajirao General Hospital, Gujarat, India, 2002
    • Devi ahillya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Indore, MP, 2001
    • Indu Health Research Foundation, Gujarat, India, 2001
    • Ruby Hall Clinic/Grant Medical Foundation and Hope Foundation, Pune, India, 2001
    • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbia, India, 2001
    • Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), Mysore, India, 2001
  • Current Research

    University of South Florida, Menezes (PI); 12/11 - present. HPV Infection in HIV-infected women in Chennai, India: A Pilot Study. This study uses secondary data from YRGCARE clinic to estimate the 3-month incidence and prevalence of HPV infection at the cervix, anal canal and oropharynx in HIV-infected women in Chennai, India.

    Fogarty International Center; Role: Co-Investigator, 7/07-06/12. USF-India Program in Adolescent HIV/AIDS Research Training (PAHRT). Develop collaboration between the University of South Florida and Indian Collaborators at the Vadodara Medical College, Gujarat, India to build capacity to initiate and sustain and research and training program in adolescent HIV/AIDS.

    University of South Florida, Menezes (PI); 9/06-6/11. Disease Progression and Health Change Patterns Among HIV-positive Patients at the Hillsborough County Health Department. This study uses secondary data to examine a cohort of HIV-infected persons to determine disease progression and mediation factors.

    University of South Florida, Menezes, Somboonwit (PI).; 1/08-8/10. HIV and Cardiovascular Risks in an Urban Setting. This study uses secondary data to examine a cohort of HIV-infected persons to assess the prevalence of both traditional and HIV/HAART related cardiovascular disease risk factors in an HIV-positive population, correlate the prevalence of any risk factor with actual cardiovascular disease endpoints
    Role: Co-Investigator

    University of South Florida, Menezes (Co-I); 04/07-06/09. Evaluation of Cervical Cencer Screening Practices for HIV-positive Women. This study examines secondary data to evaluate whether HIV-infected women receive CDC-recommended cervical cancer screening, and how demographic factors impact receipt of this screening.

    Pfizer foundation; Sinnott (PI); 03/06. Impact of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on the Tampa Bay Community.
    Role: Co-Investigator

    USF-Division of Infectious Disease; Sinnott (PI); 7/05. The prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C co-infection in reportedly healthy Indian blood donors from Gujarat, India

    USF College of Public Health; Naik (PI); 09/04. Factors Associated With Adherence/Non-Adherence to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Among HIV/AIDS Patients In Western India.

  • Publications

    Nyitray AG, Menezes L, Lu B, Smith D, Abrahamsen M, Papenfuss M, Gage C, Lin HY, Guiliano AR. HPV Concordance in Heterosexual Couples. (2012) In Press,Journal of Infectious Disease

    Pierce-Campbell CM, Menezes LJ, Paskett ER, Guiliano AR. Prevention of Invasive Cervical Cancer in the US: Past, Present, and Future. (2012) In Press, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention

    Logan J, Khambaty, M, D’Souza K, Menezes L. Cervical Cancer Screening among HIV-infected Women in a Health Department Setting. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Aug 2010; 24(8):471-475

    Logan JL, Menezes LJ, Zhu Y, D'Souza KM, Kim H, Huang Y, Santayana G. Profile and Trends of HIV-infected Patients Who Use Health Department Services in Hillsborough County, Florida. Florida Public Health Review, 2008; 5:53-59.

    Velez A, Menezes L, Crespo A. Kawasaki-like Syndrome Possibly Associated with Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome in an HIV Patient. The AIDS Reader, 2006; 16(9); 464-466

  • Abstracts & Presentations

    Nyitray AG, Menezes L, Lu B, Smith D, Abrahamsen M, Papenfuss M, Gage C, Giuliano AR. (2011). HPC Concordance in Monogamous and Non-monogamous Heterosexual Couples. Oral presentation of paper at 27th International Papilloma Virus Conference, Berlin, Germany

    Choe U, Nasr G, Shah MA, Somboonwit C, Montero J, Chen R, Menezes L. HIV Virologic Outcomes Associated with Ritonavir-boosted Atazanavir and Concomitant Acid Suppressive Therapy. Poster to be presented at IDSA 2011, Boston, MA

    Nyitray AG, Menezes L, Lu B, Smith D, Abrahamsen m, Papenfuss M, Gage C, Giuliano AR. HPV Concordance in Monogamous and Non-monogamous Heterosexual Couples. Oral presentation of paper at 27th International Papolloma Virus Conference, 2011, Berlin, Germany

    Khambaty M, Logan J, Menezes L, Lapcevic W, D'Souza K, Wang T. Local Health Departments: A Point Source to Prevent Cervical Cancer among HIV-infected Women. Poster presentation at 137th Annual American Public Health Association Conference, October 2008, San Diego, CA

    D'Souza E, Menezes L, Amin SL, Sinnott J. Adolescence, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in India: A Structural Perspective. Abstract: WEBE0912. Poster presentation at the XVII International AIDS Conference, August 2008, Mexico City, Mexico

    Pothiawala S, Menezes L, Deshpande A, Joshi A, Kim H, Sinnott J. Depressive Sympromatology and Suicical Ideation among HIV-infected Women in India. Poster presentation at the 4th Annual IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, 2007, Sydney, Australia

    Menezes L, D'Souza K, Logan J, Naik E, D'Souza N, Palit M, Pazare A, D'Souza K. Free ART and Familial Support Increase Treatment Adherence among Low-income HIV Patients in Mumbai, India. Abstract: A-042-0107-04991. CD-ROM Published. The 4th Annual IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, 2007, Sydney, Australia

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