Norman L Beatty

Norman L Beatty, MD

Assistant Professor Of Medicine

Department: MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Business Phone: (352) 273-8830

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.

Accomplishments

Bressler-Alpert Travel Assistance Fund Award
2018 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
IDWeek 2018 Trainee Award
2018 · Infectious Diseases Society of America
Bressler-Alpert Travel Assistance Fund Award
2017 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
The Norma J. Peal, PhD., Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Resident Award
2017 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at South Campus
William J. Firth Community Outreach Award
2017 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at South Campus
Program Director’s Humanitarian and Professionalism Resident of the Year
2016 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at South Campus
William J. Firth Community Outreach Award
2016 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson at South Campus
Graduate Medical Education Resident Excellence and Leadership Scholarship Award
2015 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Research Profile

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.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3032-5741

Areas of Interest
  • Chagas disease
  • HIV
  • Health outcomes research
  • Kissing bug (triatomine) research
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Tropical Disease
  • Trypanosoma cruzi infection

Publications

2021
Assessment of New York City Urgent Care Centers’ Emergency Preparedness and Infection Prevention and Control Practices, 2016-2017.
Disaster medicine and public health preparedness. 1-5 [DOI] 10.1017/dmp.2021.23. [PMID] 33947497.
2020
Autochthonous Chagas Disease in the United States: How Are People Getting Infected?
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 103(3):967-969 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0733. [PMID] 32602437.
2020
Heart failure exacerbation as only presenting sign of COVID-19.
IDCases. 21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00870. [PMID] 32607310.
2020
Kissing Bugs Harboring Trypanosoma cruzi, Frequently Bite Residents of the US Southwest But Do Not Cause Chagas Disease.
The American journal of medicine. 133(1):108-114.e13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2019.06.016. [PMID] 31295438.
2019
De novo coccidioidomycosis among solid organ transplant recipients 1 or more years after transplant.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 19(9):2517-2524 [DOI] 10.1111/ajt.15324.
2019
Despite high-risk exposures, no evidence of zoonotic transmission during a canine outbreak of leptospirosis.
Zoonoses and public health. 66(2):223-231 [DOI] 10.1111/zph.12557. [PMID] 30618076.
2019
Rapid detection of human blood in triatomines (kissing bugs) utilizing a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay – A pilot study.
Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. 114 [DOI] 10.1590/0074-02760190047. [PMID] 31166422.
2019
The Uninvited “Kiss”: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 100(3):492-493 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0909. [PMID] 30843504.
2019
West African Man with a Cavitary Pneumonia and Cutaneous Nodule.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 100(1):5-6 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0113. [PMID] 30652667.
2018
A 20-year experience with nocardiosis in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients in the Southwestern United States: A single-center study.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. 20(4) [DOI] 10.1111/tid.12904. [PMID] 29668074.
2018
Evidence of Likely Autochthonous Transmission of Chagas Disease in Arizona.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 99(6):1534-1536 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0485. [PMID] 30277208.
2018
Influenza vaccine availability at urgent care centers in the state of Arizona.
American journal of infection control. 46(8):946-948 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.005. [PMID] 29609855.
2018
Knowledge, attitude, and practices associated with the diagnosis and management of skin and soft-tissue infections among medical students, residents, and attending physicians.
Avicenna journal of medicine. 8(3):104-106 [DOI] 10.4103/ajm.AJM_200_17. [PMID] 30090749.
2018
Significance of bacteriuria in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis.
Avicenna journal of medicine. 8(2):51-54 [DOI] 10.4103/ajm.AJM_199_17. [PMID] 29682478.
2018
The Midnight Bite! A Kissing Bug Nightmare.
The American journal of medicine. 131(2):e43-e44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.10.013. [PMID] 29074095.
2017
A rare case of Mycobacterium abscessus subspecies abscessus prosthetic valve endocarditis and the clinical importance of inducible erm(41) gene testing.
BMJ case reports. 2017 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2017-219618. [PMID] 28611136.
2017
Hematophagous Ectoparasites of Cliff Swallows Invade a Hospital and Feed on Humans.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 65(12):2119-2121 [DOI] 10.1093/cid/cix697. [PMID] 29194525.
2017
Mucormycosis pulmonary abscess, containment in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
BMJ case reports. 2017 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2016-217945. [PMID] 28100573.
2017
Skin Manifestations of Primary Vibrio vulnificus Septicemia.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 97(1):1-2 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0169. [PMID] 28719320.
2016
Kissing Bug (Triatoma spp.) Intrusion into Homes: Troublesome Bites and Domiciliation.
Environmental health insights. 10:45-9 [DOI] 10.4137/EHI.S32834. [PMID] 27042091.
2016
Polymicrobial Pituitary Abscess Predominately Involving Escherichia coli in the Setting of an Apoplectic Pituitary Prolactinoma.
Case reports in infectious diseases. 2016 [DOI] 10.1155/2016/4743212. [PMID] 27006841.
2016
Primary cutaneous mucormycosis developing after incision and drainage of a subcutaneous abscess in an immunocompetent host.
BMJ case reports. 2016 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-213700. [PMID] 26729834.

Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Improving Provider Knowledge of Chagas Disease at a Tertiary Referral Cente
Role: Other
Funding: Infectious Diseases Society of America
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Prevalence of Chagas Disease and Other Comorbidities among Individuals from Latin America in Florida
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MUNDO SANO

Education

Fellowship – Infectious Diseases
2019 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Residency – Internal Medicine
2017 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Internship – Internal Medicine
2014 · University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
MD
2013 · Ross University School of Medicine
BS – Biotechnology
2009 · University of Central Florida College of Medicine
BS – Molecular Biology and Microbiology
2008 · University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
IDH2930 (Un)common read

Contact Details

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