ATLANTA – February 2, 2023 HepVu is excited to announce the formation of the HepVu Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which brings together experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, and healthcare policy and advocacy to provide ongoing technical guidance to the HepVu project. The HepVu TAG was established to give strategic counsel, insight, and guidance on new data as well as potential data development concepts pertaining to viral hepatitis from people with extensive expertise and track records of hands-on work in viral hepatitis surveillance and elimination.
The members of this distinguished committee were welcomed by HepVu leadership at the first HepVu TAG meeting on January 11, 2023, virtually from Washington, DC.
HepVu’s Technical Advisory Group members include:
- Ben Da, MD, Gastroenterologist, North Shore University Hospital
- Catherine Freeland, MPH, PhD(c), Associate Director, Public Health Research, Hepatitis B Foundation
- Prabhu Gounder, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, LA County Department of Public Health
- Emalie Huriaux, Integrated Infectious Disease, Hepatitis C, and Drug User Health Programs Manager, Office of Infectious Disease, Division of Disease Control & Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health
- Risha Irvin, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
- Kristina Larson, MPH, Hepatitis Surveillance Supervisor, Louisiana Department of Health
- Lesley Miller, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Grady Liver Clinic, Emory University
- Adrienne Simmons, PharmD, MS, BCPS, AAHIVP, Director of Programs, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR)
- Lindsey Sizemore, MPH, CPH, Viral Hepatitis Program Director (Epidemiologist III), Tennessee Department of Health
- Samuel So, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor and Professor of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Founder, Stanford Liver Cancer Center; Founder and Executive Director, Asian Liver Center, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Scott Suckow, Executive Director, Liver Coalition of San Diego
- Lynn Taylor, MD, FACP, FAASLD, Research Professor, University of Rhode Island
- Nicola D. Thompson, PhD, Division of Viral Hepatitis, CDC
- Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, Founder and Medical Director of IDEA Exchange and Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine
HepVu.org is an online platform that visualizes data and disseminates insights on Hepatitis C and other viral hepatitides in the U.S. to increase awareness of viral hepatitis and inform public health decision-making. HepVu is a Powered By AIDSVu project presented by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with Gilead Sciences, Inc. In addition to mapping the burden of Hepatitis C at the county- and state-level, HepVu provides users with educational infographics, state-specific factsheets, and downloadable datasets.