Forum: Seizing the Moment to End HepC

Oct 31, 2016

Seizing the Moment to End Hepatitis C:
A Discussion with Experts and Advocates


Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Brown University School of Public Health
121 S. Main Street, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI

Hepatitis C is killing more Rhode Islanders today than ever before – especially baby boomers. A new study shows that the disease burden in Rhode Island is much greater than previously believed. The good news is that there’s a cure. However, treatment is expensive, and not everyone has access. Rhode Island Public Radio, in partnership with the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and the Rhode Island Department of Health, will present a panel discussion, hosted by RIPR's Kristin Gourlay, with experts and advocates to discuss how the disease is affecting Rhode Islanders and what we can do to combat it. 

Moderator: Kristin Gourlay, RIPR health care reporter


  • Amy Nunn, ScD, Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Health Institute
  • Philip Chan, MD, Infectious Disease, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Lynn Taylor, MD, Director, HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-infection program, The Miriam Hospital
  • Alan Epstein, MD, Director of Gastroenterology, Roger Williams Medical Center
  • Brandon Marshall, PhD, Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Donna Paine, PharmD, MBA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Jerry Fingerhut, MD, Associate Medical Director, Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services