Norman L Beatty

Norman L Beatty, MD

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.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
IDH2930 (Un)common read

Clinical Profile

Subspecialties
  • Infectious Disease
Areas of Interest
  • Chagas disease
  • Cysticercosis
  • HIV infection
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Screening and diagnosis for HIV
  • Traveler’s guide to avoiding infectious diseases

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.

Areas of Interest
  • Chagas disease
  • HIV
  • Health outcomes research
  • Kissing bug (triatomine) research
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Tropical Disease
  • Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-3032-5741

Publications

2022
Evidence of likely autochthonous Chagas disease in the southwestern United States: A case series of Trypanosoma cruzi seropositive blood donors
Transfusion. [DOI] 10.1111/trf.17026.
2022
Neglected Testing for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the CDC.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0222. [PMID] 35413685.
2022
Recommendations for Screening and Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in the United States.
The Journal of infectious diseases. [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. [DOI] 10.3390/insects12111018. [PMID] 34821818.
2021
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Bacteremia in a Lung Transplant Recipient Exposed to Domestic Pets.
Cureus. [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.14895. [PMID] 34109083.
2021
Subarachnoid Neurocysticercosis Presenting as a New-Onset Seizure in an Immigrant From Guatemala.
Cureus. [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. [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0733. [PMID] 32602437.
2020
Heart failure exacerbation as only presenting sign of COVID-19.
IDCases. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [DOI] 10.4103/ajm.AJM_199_17. [PMID] 29682478.
2018
The Midnight Bite! A Kissing Bug Nightmare
The American Journal of Medicine. [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. [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. [DOI] 10.1093/cid/cix697. [PMID] 29194525.
2017
Mucormycosis pulmonary abscess, containment in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
BMJ case reports. [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2016-217945. [PMID] 28100573.
2017
Skin Manifestations of Primary Vibrio vulnificus Septicemia.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0169. [PMID] 28719320.
2016
Kissing Bug (Triatoma spp.) Intrusion into Homes: Troublesome Bites and Domiciliation.
Environmental health insights. [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. [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. [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-213700. [PMID] 26729834.
2015
Levamisole-adulterated cocaine: a case of retiform purpura, cutaneous necrosis and neutropenia.
BMJ case reports. [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-211768. [PMID] 26202319.

Grants

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

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