The epidemics of hepatitis C disease and incarceration intersect. About one in three persons with hepatitis C viremia in the US spends time in jail or prison for part of the year.1 In 2005, mortality among justice populations from hepatitis C began surpassing that for HIV. Prevalence of hepatitis C in this setting has not been letting up. Without attention to the corrections portion of the US hepatitis C epidemic, disease elimination will be elusive.

HepCorrections represents a collaboration of academics, public health practitioners and advocates interested in the elimination of hepatitis C disease in the United States. The goal of this website is to provide “best estimates” of hepatitis C in key populations of the United States, starting with the most current estimates of the prevalence of hepatitis C antibody positivity among persons serving time in state prison systems.  We intend to  improve the accuracy and reliability of the estimated numbers as more data become available.  Please contact us if you have data that can be added to our effort.

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Team

photo: Anne Spaulding, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
photo: Jag Chhatwal, PhD
Senior Scientist, MGH & Assistant Prof., Harvard Medical School
image: Siraphob Thanthong-Knight
2018 Investigative Journalism Fellow
at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
and Reporter at Bloomberg News
image: Tia Zhan
Research Associate,
MGH Institute for Technology Assessment
image: M. A. Ladd
Systems Manager,
MGH Institute for Technology Assessment
image: Madeline Adee
Programmer Analyst
MGH Institute for Technology Assessment
Contact

Anne C. Spaulding, MD, MPH
Emory Center for the Health of Incarcerated Persons
1518 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-3369 | Fax: 404-727-8737
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding

Funded by the National Science Foundation
Award numbers 1722614, 1722665, and 1722906.

 

 

 

 

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