Lee Riley MD

Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
Division Head, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
  • Fellowship - Harold Amos Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Fellowship - Infectious disease medical microbiology, Stanford University
  • MD - University of California, San Francisco
  • BA - Philosophy, Stanford University, California
Research Interests: 
  • Pathogenesis of mycobacterial and enteric pathogens
  • Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis and drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections
  • Field epidemiology and international health, focused on slum health
Current Projects: 

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program: A new NIH/Fogarty International Center-funded project to train US postdoctoral fellows and advanced PhD students to go abroad for 9-11 months to do research related to slum health.

Selected Publications: 

Marjanovic O, Iavarone AT, Riley LW. Sulfolipid accumulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis disrupted in the mce2 operon. J Microbiol. 2011;49(3):441-7.

Miyata, T, Cheigh CI, Casali N, Goodridge A, Marjanovic O, Kendall LV, Riley LW. An adjunctive therapeutic vaccine against reactivation and post-treatment relapse tuberculosis. Vaccine; 2012;30:459-465.

Cheigh CI, Senaratne R, Uchida Y, Casali Y, Kendall LV, Riley LV. Post-treatment reactivation tuberculosis in mice caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis disrupted in mce1R. J Infect Dis 2010; 202(5):752-9.

Tartof SY, Farrimond F, de Matos JA, Reis JN, Ramos RT, Andrade AN, Dos Reis MG, Riley LW. Inverse association between Lancefield group G Streptococcus colonization and sore throat in slum and non-slum settings in Brazil. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 49(1):409-12. Pubmed

Tartof SY, Reis JN, Andrade AN, Ramos RT, Reis MG, Riley LW. Factors associated with Group A Streptococcus emm type diversification in a large urban setting in Brazil: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Nov 11;10:327. Pubmed

Raphael E, Wong LK, Riley LW. Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase gene sequences in gram-negative saprophytes on retail organic and nonorganic spinach. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011;77:1601-7. Pubmed

Profile Updated: April 7, 2016