Christopher Fairley is Director of the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Professor of Public Health at Monash University. He holds three specialist medical fellowships from the College of Physicians (Infectious Diseases), Faculty of Public Health and Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. He is an editor of the Journal ‘Sexual Health’. His principle research interests are the public health control of sexually transmitted diseases and the effectiveness of clinical services. He has been on the scientific organising committee for many international meetings and given plenaries, debates and symposia. He is president elect for the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine,
In 2018 he was awarded an AO, the FRACP Eric Susman prize and elected to the Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in recognition for his work.
Lisa Manhart, PhD is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW) and Associate Dean for Research at the UW School of Public Health. Her principle research interests include the clinical epidemiology of Mycoplasma genitalium, the etiology of male urethritis, and the sociobehavioral epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections. In 2017 she was received the Achievement Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, and in 2018 she received the Peter Hannan Award for outstanding research in clinical Mycoplasmology. She also serves on the editorial board for Sexually Transmitted Disease and for Clinical Infectious Diseases. In addition to her research, she is actively involved in teaching and mentoring at the University of Washington.