Lindley Barbee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Public Health, Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program, STD Clinic
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Barbee's research centers on clinical and epidemiological aspects of the prevention and control of sexually transmitted disease, with a particular focus on gonorrhea at the pharynx and rectum. Her current research explores STD self-testing, the natural history of gonorrhea and chlamydia at the pharynx and the rectum, and new treatments for antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea. She also puts research into practice as the Medical Director at the Public Health - Seattle & King County STD Clinic.

Education & Training: 
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL
MPH, Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI
Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (Global Health Track)
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
American STD Association Young Investigator of the Year
(206) 744-2595
Mailing Address: 

325 9th Ave

Box 359777

Seattle, WA 98104

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Epidemiology of extra-genital gonorrhea and chlamydia and their association with HIV transmission and acquisition
  • Antimicrobial-resistant N. gonorrhoeae and novel alternative treatments for AMR NG
  • Operationalizing STI self-testing
  • Surveillance of bacterial STIs
Clinical Interests: 
  • HIV/STD care of sexual minorities

Barbee LA, Soge OO, Katz DA, Dombrowski JC, Holmes KK, and Golden MR. Increases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae with Reduced Susceptibility to Azithromycin among Men who have sex with Men (MSM), in Seattle, King County, Washington: 2012-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10; 66(5):712-718. [original research]
 PubMed Abstract

Barbee LA, Dhanireddy S, Tat S, and Marrazzo JM. Effectiveness and Patient Acceptability of STI Self-testing in HIV Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jun 1; 72(2):e26-31. [original research]
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Barbee LA, Dhanireddy S, Tat S, Marrazzo JM. Barriers to Bacterial STI Testing of HIV+ Men who have Sex with Men in HIV Primary Care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2015 Oct; 42(10):590-4. [original research]
 PubMed Abstract

Barbee LA,Khosropour CM, Dombrowski JC, Manhart LE, Golden MR. An estimate of the proportion of symptomatic gonorrhea, chlamydia and non-gonococcal non-chlamydial urethritis attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men: a case-control study. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2016 Mar; 92(2):155-60. [original research]
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Barbee LA, Soge OO, Holmes KK, Golden MR. In vitro synergy testing of novel combination therapies against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2014 Jun; 69(6):1572-8.
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Barbee LA, Kerani RP, Dombrowski JC, Soge OO, Golden MR. A retrospective comparative study of two-drug oral and intramuscular cephalosporin treatment regimens for pharyngeal gonorrhea. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2013 Jun; 56(11):1539-45.
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