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Dr Sema Mandal

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Consultant epidemiologist

Theme B: Reducing the burden of undiagnosed STIs and BBVs

Public Health England

Dr Mandal is the medical consultant epidemiologist lead for hepatitis and works on hepatitis incident response, surveillance and research projects.

She is a co-investigator on a number of viral hepatitis research projects and is the consultant lead for the infant hepatitis B selective immunisation programme.

Prior to returning to PHE in 2013, Sema worked at the US Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta in the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch, working on surveillance, outbreak investigations and vaccine evaluations.

As part of the response to the on-going West African Ebola epidemic, she is a co-investigator on the WHO-led Ebola vaccine phase III clinical trial in Guinea.