Division of Viral Hepatitis (EIS 2019)

The Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH), in collaboration with U.S. and global partners, provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis infections and their manifestations. DVH has a broad scope of domestic and global activities, including exciting outbreak investigations; surveillance programs; analytic, cost- effectiveness, vaccination, and behavioral studies; and the prevention and control of blood-borne, enteric, sexual, and chronic diseases.

Areas of emphasis:

  • Characterizing the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV), including nosocomial, perinatal, and sexual modes of transmission, along with HCV incidence among persons who inject drugs
  • Developing new strategies to prevent HCV virus infection
  • Preventing sequelae of chronic hepatitis B and C through early identification and management of cases
  • Evaluating the performance of hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines and the impact of vaccination programs in the United States and overseas
  • Characterizing the epidemiology of hepatitis A
  • Evaluating the natural history and spectrum of chronic hepatitis B and C disease, access to care, and beneficial and adverse effects of evolving hepatitis therapy
  • Defining morbidity and mortality due to chronic liver disease and liver cancer in the United States
  • Addressing global health issues, including determining the burden of chronic liver disease, developing and evaluating strategies to prevent blood-borne infections related to unsafe injection practices, and evaluating strategies to improve hepatitis B vaccination programs in countries in the developing world

DVH Leadership and EIS Officers

Paul Weidle, PharmD, MPH
Paul Weidle, PharmD, MPH

Director (Acting)
(EIS 1997)

Jeff  Efird, MPA
Jeff Efird, MPA

Deputy Director

A. Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH
A. Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH

Associate Director for Science

Monique Aaron Foster, MD, MPH
Monique Aaron Foster, MD, MPH

(EIS 2014)

Megan Hofmeister, MD, MS, MPH
Megan Hofmeister, MD, MS, MPH

(EIS 2016)

Ruth Jiles, PhD, MS, MPH
Ruth Jiles, PhD, MS, MPH

(EIS 1991)

Saleem Kamili, PhD
Saleem Kamili, PhD

Yury Khudyakov, PhD
Yury Khudyakov, PhD

Anne Moorman, RN, MPH
Anne Moorman, RN, MPH

Noele Nelson, MD, PhD, MPH
Noele Nelson, MD, PhD, MPH

Sumathi Ramachandran,  PhD, MPH
Sumathi Ramachandran, PhD, MPH

Phil Spradling, MD
Phil Spradling, MD

(EIS 1999)

Eyasu Teshale, MD
Eyasu Teshale, MD

(EIS 2001)

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