Dr. Jessop a Ph.D. in Health Studies from Temple University and an MPH in Epidemiology/Quantitative Methods from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Over the past 20 years she has worked in research and prevention of infectious diseases including screening test development, surveillance systems, vaccine trails, medical quality improvement, and prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis and associated conditions. Dr. Jessop is an experienced educator, trainer, and a public health service provider. Her research and service has been recognized by federal, state and local health authorities. She is a founder and director of HepTREC, a center for public health practice dedicated to reducing the impact of viral hepatitis, where she’s developed, implemented and evaluated programs which have educated, vaccinated, and provided care coordination services to thousands of under-served community members and health and social service providers caring for them. Prior to her career in public health, she was employed by corporate, non-profit, and government organizations.