On Tuesday, September 12th, Dr. Seun Falade-Nwulia of Johns Hopkins Medical Center presented on: “Overcoming barriers to hepatitis C elimination: Our Baltimore experience”
Currently an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Seun Falade-Nwulia’s clinical pursuits are focused on care of HIV and HCV infected patients and educating clinicians and public health practitioners about STDs, HIV, and hepatitis. She served as Medical Director of the Baltimore City Health Department Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic based HIV care programs until 2015 and also developed and implemented the Baltimore City Health Department HCV testing, linkage to care and treatment programs, establishing the Baltimore City Health Department as a national leader in health department population HCV control programs.
Her research has focused on understanding the distribution and impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on hepatitis B and C outcomes, and on improving HIV and HCV testing and access to care in medically underserved communities. A particular focus of her research is understanding the transmission of and care uptake for HCV using social network and molecular (such as phylogenic) tools; as a bridge to development of sustainable interventions to increase HCV cure rates, prevent HCV transmission and reinfection and thus control HCV at the population level.