Norman L Beatty

Norman L Beatty, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor Of Medicine

Department: MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Business Phone: (352) 294-5481

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

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2023 · University of Florida College of Medicine Beta Chapter
Fellow of the Amercian College of Physicians
2023 · American College of Physicians
Gold Humanism Honor Society
2023 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Exemplary Teachers Award
2022 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Faculty of the Year – Equal Access Clinic Network (Spanish Night and Seventh-day Adventist Sites)
2022 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Research Tutorial Abroad Award for Latin America
2022 · University of Florida International Center
Faculty of the Year – Equal Access Clinic Network (Seventh-day Adventist Site)
2021 · University of Florida College of Medicine
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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
IDH2930 (Un)common read
2023
BMS6810 Intro Clin Med 1
2024
BMS6300 Fund Micro and Immuno
2024
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease
Subspecialties
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Chagas disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • HIV infection
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Traveler’s guide to avoiding infectious diseases

Research Profile

Dr. Beatty has a research focus investigating clinical manifestations of Chagas disease. He also studies the “kissing bug” which is the insect vector known to harbor the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which is the causative agent of Chagas disease. He is also interested in other Neglected Tropical Diseases, particularly those found in Latin America.

Currently, he is working with a multidisciplinary team at UF, including Dr. John Diaz at CAFÉ Latino to tackle health disparities among Latin American agricultural workers from around the state of Florida. In collaboration with Dr. Samantha Wisely at the UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department they are investigating Trypanosoma cruzi infection among wildlife hosts. Dr. Beatty is also studying the kissing bugs native to North America, including those that live naturally in Florida. Working with Dr. Wisely and Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena they are collecting and analyzing kissing bugs for T. cruzi and risks for transmission of Chagas disease in Florida.

Dr. Beatty works closely with other non-profits and global health partners tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) worldwide, including the Chagas Coalition, DNDi, and Mundo Sano. He is an active member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.

Areas of Interest
  • Health disparities among Latin Americans
  • Kissing bug biology
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
  • Trypanosoma cruzi transmission
  • clinical chagas disease
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3032-5741

Publications

2024
Chagas disease in the United States: a call for increased investment and collaborative research
The Lancet Regional Health – Americas. 34 [DOI] 10.1016/j.lana.2024.100768.
2024
Oral Chagas Disease in Colombia—Confirmed and Suspected Routes of Transmission
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 9(1) [DOI] 10.3390/tropicalmed9010014. [PMID] 38251211.
2023
Achieving farmworker health equity in Colombia: A participatory approach to identifying needs and strategies
Advancements in Agricultural Development. 4(3):158-170 [DOI] 10.37433/aad.v4i3.337.
2023
Case Report: Chagas Disease in a Traveler Who Developed Esophageal Involvement Decades after Acute Infection.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 108(3):543-547 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0461. [PMID] 36646072.
2023
Evaluating Rural Health Disparities in Colombia: Identifying Barriers and Strategies to Advancing Refugee Health
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20(20) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph20206948. [PMID] 37887686.
2023
Genomic diversity of Vibrio spp. and metagenomic analysis of pathogens in Florida Gulf coastal waters following Hurricane Ian
mBio. 14(6) [DOI] 10.1128/mbio.01476-23. [PMID] 37931127.
2023
Integrated pest management strategies targeting the Florida kissing bug, Triatoma sanguisuga: Preventing this vector of Chagas disease from invading your home
Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases. 4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.crpvbd.2023.100144. [PMID] 37841307.
2023
Microbiomes of Blood-Feeding Triatomines in the Context of Their Predatory Relatives and the Environment
Microbiology Spectrum. 11(4) [DOI] 10.1128/spectrum.01681-23. [PMID] 37289079.
2023
Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mammals in Florida: New insight into the transmission of T. cruzi in the southeastern United States
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 21:237-245 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2023.06.009. [PMID] 37575667.
2022
Chagas Disease and Domestic Medical Screening Guidance for Newly Arrived Individuals Under a Humanitarian-Based Immigration Status: A Call for Action.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 107(5):960-963 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0309. [PMID] 36395747.
2022
Disseminated Salmonella Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient.
Cureus. 14(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.26922. [PMID] 35983380.
2022
Evidence of likely autochthonous Chagas disease in the southwestern United States: A case series of Trypanosoma cruzi seropositive blood donors
Transfusion. 62(9):1808-1817 [DOI] 10.1111/trf.17026. [PMID] 35895440.
2022
Identification of the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, in multiple tissues of epidemiological significance in the Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana): Implications for environmental and vertical transmission routes.
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 16(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010974. [PMID] 36534706.
2022
Monkeypox infection and resolution after treatment with tecovirimat in two patients with HIV disease
Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease. 9 [DOI] 10.1177/20499361221138349. [PMID] 36440456.
2022
Neglected Testing for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the CDC.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 106(6):1571-3 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0222. [PMID] 35413685.
2022
Our Current Understanding of Chagas Disease and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in the State of Florida — an Update on Research in this Region of the USA
Current Tropical Medicine Reports. 9(4):150-159 [DOI] 10.1007/s40475-022-00261-w.
2022
Recommendations for Screening and Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in the United States.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 225(9):1601-1610 [DOI] 10.1093/infdis/jiab513. [PMID] 34623435.
2021
Anaphylactic Reactions Due to Triatoma protracta (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) and Invasion into a Home in Northern California, USA
Insects. 12(11) [DOI] 10.3390/insects12111018. [PMID] 34821818.
2021
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Bacteremia in a Lung Transplant Recipient Exposed to Domestic Pets.
Cureus. 13(5) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.14895. [PMID] 34109083.
2021
Subarachnoid Neurocysticercosis Presenting as a New-Onset Seizure in an Immigrant From Guatemala.
Cureus. 13(9) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.18241. [PMID] 34712526.
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 [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. 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
Memórias 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.
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.
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.
2015
Levamisole-adulterated cocaine: a case of retiform purpura, cutaneous necrosis and neutropenia.
BMJ case reports. 2015 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-211768. [PMID] 26202319.

Grants

Sep 2022 ACTIVE
Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (SCCAHS)
Role: Other
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
Jun 2021 – May 2022
Improving Provider Knowledge of Chagas Disease at a Tertiary Referral Cente
Role: Other
Funding: Infectious Diseases Society of America
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021
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

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5481
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100289
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
D2-39
1600 SW ARCHER RD
DIVISION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND GLOBAL M
GAINESVILLE FL 326103003