|Christina Muzny, MD
Undergradute: University of Texas at Austin, Biology, 1998
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine, 2003
Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2006
Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Infectious Diseases, 2009
Dr. Muzny obtained her medical degree at the Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. She subsequently completed an internal medicine residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center prior to joining the infectious diseases faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her clinical and research interests focus on HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) (specifically vaginal infections) among difficult-to-reach populations of women, including lesbian and bisexual women and women with increased numbers of recent sexual partners. Prior to her arrival at UAB, she successfully developed the first cohort of African American lesbian and bisexual women studied for sexual behavior and sexual risks while working at the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) STD clinic. Dr. Muzny currently serves as the principle investigator of the Women’s Sexual Health Project (a second cohort study of African American lesbian and bisexual women) as well as the High Risk Women Study at the Jefferson County Health Department (JCDH) STD clinic. She is a teaching faculty for the AL-NC STD/HIV Prevention Training Center as well as an Associate Scientist for the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. Muzny has also recently received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.