Jessica Howell St Vincent's Hospital MelbourneAustralia

Jessica Howell St Vincent's Hospital MelbourneAustralia

Jessica Howell
I am a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, specialising in viral hepatitis and liver cancer. I am also CR Roper Fellow (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne) and lead the Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer Working Group at Burnet Institute, leading a program of cross-institutional public health research to achieve hepatitis B elimination and reduce global mortality from liver cancer. After completing a translational immunology PhD in hepatitis C recurrence post liver transplantation (University of Melbourne), I pursued an NHMRC Sidney Sax fellowship at Imperial College London in epidemiology and public health, leading several international studies on biomarkers in liver cancer and hepatitis B in Africa (including novel applications of ctDNA). I also completed my Masters Epidemiology and Post Graduate Diploma of Public Health at the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London, UK). I combine clinical, basic science, epidemiological and public health expertise in translational research projects in liver cancer and viral hepatitis, focused on marginalized populations including people who inject drugs and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. I currently lead several national and international multi-centre studies in novel diagnostics and biomarker development, health systems research and epidemiology in liver cancer and viral hepatitis. I am faculty member for ALA/ GESA and IVHEM; I am a regular invited panel for multiple national and international clinical guidelines and technical advisor to the WHO (WPRO).

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