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Lisa Marie Bebell, M.D.


I am a cross-disciplinary clinical researcher trained in infectious diseases and critical care medicine. My current research focuses on pregnancy-related infections and their effects on child health outcomes. Currently, I am studying differences in placental structure, function, and transplacental antibody transfer by maternal HIV serostatus; microbiology of maternal and neonatal sepsis; and associations between antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance in resource-limited settings. I partner with obstetricians, pediatricians, immunologists, computational biologists, and biostatisticians to carry out multidisciplinary research on these topics in Uganda. Broadly, I am interested in understanding how maternal infections affect health outcomes in their offspring in resource-limited settings. I also practice clinical infectious diseases and critical care medicine in the inpatient setting.

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  1. R01HD112302 (Bebell, Lisa) May 11, 2023 - Jan 31, 2028
    Microbiome-driven immune changes and growth stunting in HIV-exposed uninfected children
    Role Description: Our overarching goals are to identify clinical, environmental, diet, and epidemiologic features associated with growth stunting in HEU children, characterize mechanisms of host-microbe communication, and link gut microbiome profiles to immune development in growth stunted HEU children using a multi’omics approach. To do so, we will leverage data, biobanked, and newly collected samples from an ongoing prospective longitudinal birth cohort in Uganda to relate growth stunting, diarrheal disease burden, and adverse clinical outcomes to microbiome-driven changes in HEU child immunity.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21AI165248 (BEBELL, LISA M) Jul 19, 2021 - Jun 30, 2024
    Effects of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and PrEP on placental structure and metabolic function
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. K23AI138856 (BEBELL, LISA M) Jan 14, 2019 - Dec 31, 2023
    HIV Infection, Placental Inflammation, and Early Childhood Outcomes in HIV-exposed, Uninfected Infants in Uganda
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.