Dr. Manabe is a Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases within the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Departments of International Health and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the Director of Global Health Research and Innovation within the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. As the Director of the new Center for Innovative Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases, she is dedicated to accelerating infectious disease diagnostic development, innovation, and access to increase diagnostic certainty and targeted treatment to improve global public health. Her research has focused on infectious disease diagnostics for TB, STI’s, HIV, and respiratory viruses (COVID-19, influenza) and their impact on patient-centered outcomes.
Dr. Manabe is an author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in 1999 after completing her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. From 2007-2012, she was seconded to the Infectious Diseases Institute where she was the Head of Research and now has a joint appointment at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.