Patricia Kissinger, BSN, PhD, MPH


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development
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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Epidemiology, Tulane University
MPH, Tulane University
BS, Nursing, Marquette University


Dr. Patricia Kissinger is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development. She has worked both nationally and internationally for over three decades in the field of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and women’s reproductive health in Africa, Haiti, and the US. Dr. Kissinger focuses on the dynamics of STI/HIV transmission, particularly among vulnerable populations, examining issues of HIV/STI partner notification, expedited partner treatment, sexual networks, substance abuse, pregnancy prevention, and repeat STIs, and more recently COVID-19. She has been the PI on dozens of National Institute of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other externally funded research grants and has published extensively and written numerous book chapters. Dr. Kissinger is also on the Associate Editor the Journal Sex Trans Dis, has served as a member of the NIH College of Reviewers, as an expert consultant for CDC for policy and the STI Treatment Guidelines and as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States.

Research Areas

  • Sexually transmitted Diseases and HIV
  • Reproductive Health
  • Substance Use
  • COVID-19

Honors & Awards

Recent Awards

  • 2021: Student/Trainee Research Mentoring Award
  • 2020: Excellence in Research – Tulane University Synergy Event
  • 2019: American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association Career Achievement Award.

2018 CDC STD Prevention Conference Honorable Mention

  • 2010-2011 Student Government Association Dean E. Elaine Boston Award - Outstanding Commitment to Student
  • 2006: NCHHSTP Excellence in Innovation Award for work in Expedited Partner Therapy
  • 2004-2005: Tulane University HSC Leading New Research Award
  • NIH College of Reviewers
  • Delta Omega Honor Society
  • Marquette University Alumni Association Community Service Award


View Dr. Kissinger's publications at her NCBI profile page.


EPID 7210 Epidemiology of HIV/STI