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Sema Mandal

Since 2013 Sema Mandal has been a medical consultant epidemiologist and viral hepatitis lead at PHE Colindale in the Immunisation, Hepatitis and Blood Safety Department of the National Infection Service. Prior to working with PHE and CDC, Sema trained as a specialist registrar in public health in London and joined the US Centers for Disease Control Epidemic Intelligence Service in Atlanta, working on vaccine preventable disease epidemiology and immunisation programmes in the US and overseas. Before entering public health, Sema worked in internal medicine, GUM and A&E in the UK, Australia and in Sudan - the latter as a field medical doctor for Médecins sans Frontières.