Eric Houpt, MD

Eric Houpt, MD

HouptE.jpgDr. Eric Houpt is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia and a faculty member of the Center for Global Health.

Training Background
Dr. Houpt received his medical degree from Emory University, where he did molecular epidemiologic research on meningococcus. Dr. Houpt completed his residency at the University of Chicago and accepted a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at UVA. He joined the faculty in 2002.

Research Interest
Dr. Houpt's research interest includes parasite immunology. He maintains research projects in Moshi, Tanzania, on AIDS-associated diarrhea, tuberculosis, and cryptococcal meningitis. His laboratory at UVA includes diagnostic test development, molecular epidemiology of infectious disease and immunology of the parasitic disease amebiasis.

Publications
Dr. Houpt's recent publications include papers on Giardia lamblia, the prevention of intestinal amebiasis by vaccination with the Entamoeba histolytica Gal/GalNAc lectin. Vaccine and Asymptomatic Cryptosporidium hominis infection among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania. See PubMed Listings for Dr. Houpt