Undergraduate: 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) in 2010. 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. Dr. Muzny currently has a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to study the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) among African American women who have sex with women. For this effort and her other research efforts, she recently received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. 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).
Christina Muzny, MD (Infectious Diseases) has received an award from the CCTS Multidisciplinary Network Pilot Program to conduct a study entitled “Genital Microbiomes of Women with Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and their Regular Male Sexual Partners.” The investigation will explore the hypothesis that BV is a sexually transmitted infection and that Gardnerella vaginalis is the inciting pathogen.
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