About Norman L Beatty
Norman L. Beatty is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine. He graduated from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and a B.S. in Biotechnology. He then went on to study at Ross University School of Medicine and graduated with High Honors with his M.D. degree. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
Dr. Beatty has been studying triatomines (kissing bugs) the insect vector responsible for transmitting the parasite that causes Chagas disease in humans and other mammals and Chagas disease since 2015. He is currently researching the prevalence of Chagas disease in Florida as well as throughout the United States. His research has been presented at several conferences, including both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual scientific meetings.
Honors & Awards
Infectious DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Norman Beatty has research interests studying Chagas disease and the triatomines (kissing bugs) that harbor the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi.
Project: Prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection among small mammals in North Florida.
In collaboration with Dr. Samantha Wisely and Sarah Maestas (PhD candidate) affliated with UF IFAS we are investigating T. cruzi infection among mammalian wildlife in north Florida.
- Chagas disease
- Health outcomes research
- Kissing bug (triatomine) research
- Molecular epidemiology
- Tropical Disease
- Trypanosoma cruzi infection