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EILF is delighted that our vice-chair, Prof. Jeffrey V Lazarus, has also joined the EASL Policy and Public Health Committee (PPH Committee).  

For over 3 years, Jeff has led EILF’s work on NAFLD, building a global coalition of organisations and experts to advance the global public health agenda. Jeff has also been instrumental in EILF work on viral hepatitis elimination including pioneering the micro-elimination approach and assisting with the establishment of the EILF Centre of Excellence programme in Georgia.  

Jeff has been an active member of the EASL community, most recently serving as a Working Group Chair of the EASL-Lancet European Liver Commission.   

Working closely with EASL PPH Committee Chairperson, Prof Maria Buti we do not doubt that Jeff will bring great value to the group and we look forward to continued close collaboration between EASL and EILF.    

Jeffrey V Lazarus leads the health systems team at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, and is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain as well as a senior scholar at CUNY SPH. He possesses extensive work experience at various international public health organisations including the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the WHO Collaborating Centre on HIV and Viral Hepatitis, in Copenhagen. Over the past 16 months, Jeff has become a leading voice on health system and public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.