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A Conversation with CDC Partners
The 2021 Hep B United / TB Elimination Alliance Summit: Centering Community to Advance Health Equity took place November 2-3, 2021. This session was cancelled during the summit and is rescheduled to January 20, 2022.

Join us in Centering Community by overcoming challenges to eliminate Hep B and TB and advancing health equity. Please contact 2021hbuteasummit@aapcho.org if you have any questions or need additional information.

Jan 20, 2022 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Philip LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP
Director, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Philip LoBue is the Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) in CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. In 1999, Dr. LoBue joined DTBE as a medical epidemiologist assigned to the Tuberculosis Control Program in San Diego County, CA. In 2004, he became Chief of the Medical Consultation Team of DTBE. Between 2006 and 2014, Dr. LoBue was the Associate Director for Science for the division. Dr. LoBue is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and American College of Chest Physicians, and is also a member of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. LoBue has authored or co-authored more than 80 publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles. He has chaired or served on more than 10 guidelines and recommendations committees and panels for multiple organizations including CDC, ATS, the US Federal Tuberculosis Task Force, and the World Health Organization.
Carolyn Wester, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Carolyn Wester, MD, MPH, serves as the Director of the Division of Viral Hepatitis in the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, she oversees the design and implementation of national programs for viral hepatitis prevention, control, surveillance and outbreak response. Prior to this role, Dr. Wester held positions as the Medical Director for HIV, STDs, and Viral Hepatitis at the Tennessee Department of Health, a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery section at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Wester received her Medical Degree from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH
Director of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention @Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, is Director of the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC. Previously, he was Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC, Director of CDC-Kenya, and Director of CDC-Uganda. He has focused his public health career on science-based, practical programs that increase health equity and decrease incidence and mortality. Dr. Mermin was an internal medicine resident at San Francisco General Hospital, and a preventive medicine resident at CDC and the California Department of Health Services. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford University School of Medicine, and received his MPH from Emory University. He is a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service.