HepTREC is a center for viral hepatitis-related teaching, research, and education.


Our Mission: Reduce the Impact of Viral Hepatitis


 HepTREC designs, conducts, and evaluates hepatitis-related education and training programs for community members, hepatitis patients and their families, social services and health care professionals. Through our 

unique relationship with area universities we are able to offer accredited continuing medication education (CME) and CEU and CAC programs. We have trained more than 1,200 regional professionals and our Viral Hepatitis Education Kit is used by hundreds of organizations. We provide technical support to organizations offering hepatitis-related services. 


Our nationally recognized research has examined many aspects of hepatitis-related services with an eye to improving access to and quality of care.  Projects have examined perceptions of hepatitis C treatment initiation in methadone clients, adoption of HCV screening recommendations in primary care settings, the impact of hepatitis support groups, screening and vaccination in prenatal care and in drug recovery programs, barriers to hepatitis prevention, diagnosis and treatment,  epidemiology of hepatitis in drug treatment programs, and the impact of care coordination for under-insured hepatitis patients. 


HepTREC staff and volunteers have worked with public health departments and commuity service agencies to provide hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza vaccinations to thousands of at-risk adults while providing training opportunities for health professions students. HepTREC also provides consultation for development and improvement of immunization programs. 


HepTREC engages in community and professional forums to increase awareness about viral hepatitis and liver disease prevention diagnosis, and treatment. HepTREC advocates at local regional and national levels to improve access to hepatitis services and improve quality of hepatitis-related care.

Support HepTREC

Help HepTREC reduce the impact of viral hepatitis with a tax free donation.  


Or mail your donation to


141 Whitemarsh Rd

Ardmore, PA 19003


610-642-8190 (fax)

e-mail: amy.jessop@heptrec.org

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Meet the HepTREC Team

Amy B. Jessop, PhD, MPH

Director of Research and Education

Alex Meramo, MPH

Graduate Assistant

Janna Manjelievskaia MPH

Graduate Research Assistant

PhD Candidate

Margie Mullen Fortino, RN

Graduate Assistant

Muhamed Gashat MD, MPH

Program and Research Coordinator

Hossam Abulaeha, MD, MPH

Program associate

Monika Burke,RN, MPH

Clinical Advisor