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: 
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria
  • Molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis and drug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections
  • Rapid diagnostic test development for drug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections
  • Tuberculosis biomarker test development and validation
  • Field epidemiology and global health research focused on diseases of urban slums
Current Projects: 
  • Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program: A NIH/Fogarty International Center-funded project to train US postdoctoral fellows and advanced PhD students to go abroad do research related to slum health.
  • NIH-funded project on new diagnostic test development for drug-resistant Gram negative bacterial infections.
  • CDC-funded project on molecular epidemiology of community-acquired urinary tract infections.
Selected Publications: 

Queiroz A, Medina-Cleghorn D, Marjanovic O, Nomura DK, Riley LW. Comparative metabolic profiling of mce1 operon mutant vs wild-type Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Pathog Dis. 2015; 73(8):ftv066.

Marlow MA, Maciel EL, Sales CM, Gomes T, Snyder RE, Daumas RP, Riley LW. Tuberculosis DALY-Gap: Spatial and Quantitative Comparison of Disease Burden Across Urban Slum and Non-slum Census Tracts. J Urban Health. 2015;92(4):622-34.

Adams-Sapper S, Nolen S, Donzelli GF, Lal M, Chen K, Justo da Silva LH, Moreira BM, Riley LW. Rapid induction of high-level carbapenem resistance in heteroresistant KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(6):3281-9.

Francis SS, Plucinski MM, Wallace AD, Riley LW. Genotyping Oral Commensal Bacteria to Predict Social Contact and Structure. PLoS One. 2016;11(9):e0160201.

Schump MD, Fox DM, Bertozzi CR, Riley LW. Subcellular Partitioning and Intramacrophage Selectivity of Antimicrobial Compounds against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017;61(3). pii: e01639-16.

Stephens CM, Adams-Sapper S, Sekhon M, Johnson JR, Riley LW. Genomic Analysis of Factors Associated with Low Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance in Extraintestinal Pathogenic Escherichia coli Sequence Type 95 Strains. mSphere. 2017;2(2). pii: e00390-16.

Snyder RE, Boone CE, Cardoso CA, Aguiar-Alves F, Neves FP, Riley LW. Zika: A scourge in urban slums. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(3):e0005287.

Book: Corburn, J and Riley LW. Slum health: from the cell to the street. University of California Press, 2016: 315p.

Profile Updated: June 26, 2017