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Eric R. Houpt

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Office location and address
345 Crispell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
BA, Colgate University
MD, Emory University
Biography

n addition to Dr. Houpt’s clinical, educational and research activities, he serves as the Department of Medicine’s vice chair for research, and helps organize its annual Carey-Marshall-Thorner Research and Scholars Day, which provides an opportunity for fellows and residents to present their research.

Dr. Houpt’s work, funded by several grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and by additional support from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on molecular diagnostic tools for infectious diseases. “My lab develops panels of PCR-based diagnostic tests to detect a full range of pathogens. We then deploy these tests to our collaborative field sites and provide training to the lab workers who administer them. The tests are used in the context of clinical research to better elucidate the infectious causes of diarrhea, fever, and other syndromes. Our research involves a combination of laboratory and field work, with each requiring special skill sets.” Currently Dr. Houpt’s group is conducting research on five continents: in Africa (eight countries), Asia (four countries), South America (two countries), Europe (Russia), and Australia.

Mycobacterial Lung Diseases in Virginia: sequencing and clinical determinants of relapse and outcome
Source: U.S. NIH Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute
January 01, 2021 – December 31, 2025
Core TAC support - diarrheal epi studies
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
May 11, 2021 – March 01, 2024
Molecular Diagnostics Support and Capacity Building
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
August 26, 2021 – August 31, 2023
Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Patient Oriented Field Studies in Infectious Diseases YR6-10
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
July 01, 2018 – June 30, 2023
MD-INMD Molecular Diagnostics for Enteric Diseases Core Facility
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
October 24, 2017 – December 31, 2022
Reducing the threat from high-risk pathogens causing febrile illness in Liberia
Source: EcoHealth Alliance, Inc.
March 01, 2021 – February 28, 2022
MD-INMD-ID Diagnostics and Pharmacotherapy for Severe Forms of TB
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
August 15, 2015 – January 31, 2022
COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)
Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
February 01, 2021 – November 30, 2021
COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN)
Source: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
April 15, 2021 – November 30, 2021
MD-PEDT ELICIT: Early Life Interventions for Childhood Growth and Development In Tanzania
Source: Haydom Lutheran Hospital
November 17, 2016 – September 30, 2021
Virginia Coronavirus Serology Project
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
June 10, 2020 – December 30, 2020
Department of Defense Traveler's Diarrhea Study
Source: Naval Medical Research Center
August 09, 2018 – February 29, 2020
Customized TaqMan Array Cards (TAC) / USAMRAA
Source: U.S. DOD - Army - Medical Research Acquisition Act
September 23, 2019 – February 22, 2020
MD-INMD-ID Molecular Diagnostics for Diarrhea Etiology and Vaccine Efficacy in the Rotavirus Vaccine Impact Study
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
July 08, 2015 – March 31, 2019
MD-INMD-Measurement of EED biomarkers in WASH Benefits Trial specimens
Source: Leland Stanford Junior University, The
December 19, 2016 – August 31, 2018
MD-INMD-ID Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Patient Oriented Field Studies in Infecti Diseases YR04
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2018
Global Diseases detection (GDD) Laboratory Support
Source: Vysnova Partners, Inc.
November 01, 2017 – May 31, 2018
Exploration of the Biologic Basis for Underperformance of OPV and Rotavirus Vaccines in Bangladesh and India
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
November 16, 2010 – May 31, 2018
MAL-ED TAC Final Convening Support
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
August 31, 2017 – February 10, 2018
MD-IMND Studies to determine the incidence of symptomatic acute Zika virus infection at sentinel health facilities
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
September 15, 2016 – September 14, 2017
Tuberculosis Second Line Drug Susceptibility Chip
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
April 01, 2011 – March 31, 2017
MD-INMD Genotyping and Pharmacokinetics in the HIV/MDR-TB epidemic of Eastern Siberia
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
February 01, 2014 – January 31, 2017
Next Generation Molecular Diagnostic Technologies for Developing Countries
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
November 17, 2010 – October 31, 2016
Molecular Diagnostic Tools for Patient Oriented Field Studies in Infecti Diseases
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
July 01, 2013 – June 30, 2016
MD-INMD-ID-ERH6K-Rotavac Study
Source: PVS Vaccine Solutions
March 20, 2015 – May 31, 2016
Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program Award
Source: U.S. NIH Fogarty International Center
June 01, 2010 – May 31, 2016
MD-INMD-ID Production of 100 customized Enteric Card Array Cards/Liverpool.Malawi
Source: University of Liverpool
August 14, 2015 – March 31, 2016
MD-INMD-ID Leveraging Rotavirus Networks - YR02
Source: National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Co
November 01, 2014 – December 31, 2015
Study of Risk Factors for Malnutrition Using Molecular & Genomic Tools
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
November 01, 2008 – December 31, 2015
MD-INMD-ID-ERH6K-AFI-TAC v2
Source: Total Solutions, Inc.
April 24, 2015 – November 25, 2015
MD-INMD Production of 100 Customized Enteric Card Array Cards
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
June 01, 2014 – May 31, 2015
MD-INMD Production of 100 Customized Enteric Card Array Cards/Uganda
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
July 14, 2014 – November 30, 2014
MD-INMD Leveraging Rotavirus Networks
Source: National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Co
January 01, 2014 – October 31, 2014
MD-INMD Development of Molecular Diagnostic Card for Acute Febrile Illness in East Africa
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
August 29, 2013 – September 30, 2014
MD-INMD Testing of Etiological Agents for Acute Febrile Illness in Tanzania
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
April 11, 2014 – September 08, 2014
MD-INMD Production of 100 Customized Enteric Card Array Cards
Source: U.S. Center For Disease Control and Prevention
February 04, 2014 – August 01, 2014
MD-INMD London Polio
Source: Imperial College London
January 01, 2013 – December 31, 2013
MD-INMD India Polio
Source: Christian Medical College
December 01, 2012 – November 30, 2013
MD-INMD Comprehensive Molecular Diagnosis for Food and Waterborne Enteropathogens
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease
August 01, 2007 – July 31, 2013

2015 Oswald Avery Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Phthisis Diagnostics (acquired by Microbiologics) http://www.microbiologics.com/