Jennifer MacLachlan is an epidemiologist and an Honorary Lecturer with the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. She has undergraduate training in laboratory science and completed her Master of Science (Epidemiology) in 2011, focusing on the innovative utilisation and analysis of publicly available datasets to inform epidemiology and public health action. She is a member of the board of Hepatitis Victoria.
Jennifer currently leads the National Hepatitis B Mapping Project, which estimates the burden of disease, access to diagnosis and care, and uptake of treatment for chronic hepatitis B across Australia, and guides the measurement of Australia’s strategic response to chronic hepatitis B. She conducts work in epidemiological analysis of chronic viral hepatitis in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, and is a collaborator in the Global Burden of Disease Project.