Public health matters

Helen Harris

Helen is a Clinical Scientist & Research Associate within the Immunisation, Hepatitis & Blood Safety Department at the Communicable Infectious Disease Surveillance Centre, Public Health England, London.

Helen set-up the National Register of Hepatitis C Infections with a known date of acquisition, and leads a programme of work on hepatitis C natural history and burden.

During her time at PHE, and its predecessor organisation the Health Protection Agency, Helen has published a number of papers in the field of hepatitis C natural history and disease burden. Helen leads and edits the national ‘Hepatitis C in the UK’ report, which summaries current knowledge about hepatitis C infection in the UK and monitors the progress of national action plans in tackling this infection.

Hepatitis C: progress through partnership

Monday was World Hepatitis Day, the annual awareness raising day coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance. Over 170 organisations who work in the field of viral hepatitis, representing every region of the world are involved, and our own Dr. Helen Harris …