The Hepatitis B Research Network brings together clinical centers with expertise in caring for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. An estimated 2 billion people worldwide have been infected with HBV and about 400 million persons are living with chronic HBV infection. Of those with childhood-acquired chronic HBV infection, it is estimated that 25% will later die from the liver-related complications of cancer and cirrhosis if left untreated. The prevalence of HBV infection is uneven throughout the world, with significant burdens in Asia and the Pacific Islands, sub-Saharan Africa, the Amazon Basin, and Eastern Europe. National surveys indicate that 0.3% to 0.5% of U.S. residents have chronic HBV infection, and 47% to 70% of these persons were born outside the United States. The goal of the Network is to conduct research on chronic hepatitis B, in order to better understand the physiological effects of the disease and develop effective treatment strategies with the currently available therapies.

This web site is designed to inform the public of the research activities conducted by the Hepatitis B Research Network. It is also a portal to support communications for our researchers and participants in our studies.



Map of sites in the Hepatitis B Research Network


The Hepatitis B Research Network is currently seeking patients for a multi-center prospective study of the natural history of chronic hepatitis B. In addition, three treatment trials have commenced and are currently enrolling patients with chronic hepatitis B. Two of these trials are designed for adults and one is for pediatric patients. Details of the entry criteria for these studies can be obtained from the clinical centers outlined on the map below.

Michigan Hawaii Consortium
Michigan Hawaii Consortium

University of Michigan Health System

City: Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Sravanthi Kaza
Phone: 734-615-3853
Email: sravanth@med.umich.edu
Link: www.umclinicalstudies.org


Queen's Medical Center - Liver Center

City: Honolulu, HI
Contact: Leslie Huddleston
Phone: 808-691-7609
Fax: 808-691-1169
Email: lhuddleston@queens.org


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

City: Baltimore, MD
Contact: Kathy Schwarz, MD
Phone: 410-955-0781
Email: kschwarz@jhmi.edu

City: Baltimore, MD
Contact: Hongxia Li
Phone: 410-955-9161
Fax: 410-614-1820
Email: hli64@jhmi.edu

NIH Clinical Center
NIH Clinical Center

City: Bethesda, MD
Contact: Elenita Rivera
Telephone: 301-435-6125
Fax: 301-451-9160
Email: erivera@cc.nih.gov


Contact: Marc Ghany
Phone: 301-402-5115
Fax: 301-402-0491
Email: marcg@intra.niddk.nih.gov



Harvard
Harvard

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

City: Boston, MA
Contact: Asad Javaid
Phone: 617-632-9716
Fax: 617-632-1125
Email: ajavaid@bidmc.harvard.edu

Contact: Jianghe Niu
Phone: 617-632-1119
Fax: 617-632-1125
Email: jniu@bidmc.harvard.edu

Massachusetts General Hospital

City: Boston, MA
Contact: Cara Foley
Phone: 617-726-0161
Fax: 617-724-1091
Email: cfoley5@mgh.harvard.edu





Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

City: Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Tiffany Marsh
Phone: 919-966-0289
Fax: 919-843-2508
Email: tpritch@med.unc.edu


Duke University Medical Center

City: Durham, NC
Contact: Tina Lucas
Phone: 919-668-1679
Fax: 919-668-6110
Email: tina.lucas@duke.edu





HBV CRN North Texas
HBV CRN North Texas

University of Texas Southwestern

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Jody Rule
Phone: 214-645-6113
Fax: 214-645-6114
Email: jody.rule@utsouthwestern.edu
Link: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/medicalservices/digestive/liver.html


Baylor University Medical Center

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Ethel Sauceda
Phone: 214-820-2766
Fax: 214-820-7142
Email: ethel.sauceda@baylorhealth.edu


Children’s Medical Center Dallas

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Laurie Rodgers-Augustyniak
Phone: 214-456-6095
Fax: 214-456-7251
Email: laurie.rodgers-augustyniak@childrens.com

Contact: Norberto Rodriguez-Baez
Phone: 214-456-8000
Email: Norberto.Rodriguez-Baez@childrens.com

Michigan Hawaii Consortium
Michigan Hawaii Consortium

Queen's Medical Center - Liver Center

City: Honolulu, HI
Contact: Leslie Huddleston
Phone: 808-691-7609
Fax: 808-691-1169
Email: lhuddleston@queens.org


University of Michigan Health System

City: Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Sravanthi Kaza
Phone: 734-615-3853
Email: sravanth@med.umich.edu
Link: http://www.med.umich.edu/hepatology/


Los Angeles Hepatitis B Consortium - UCLA
Los Angeles Hepatitis B Consortium - UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

City: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Val Peacock
Phone: 310-794-6067
Fax: 310-794-3294
Email: vpeacock@mednet.ucla.edu
Link: http://asianliverprogram.ucla.edu


Cedars Sinai Medical Center

City: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Daniel Neri
Phone: 310-423-1269
Fax: 310-423-7280
Email: daniel.neri@cshs.org
Link: www.csmc.edu


HBV CRN Immunology Center
HBV CRN Immunology Center

University of Pennsylvania & Philadelphia VAMC

City: Philadelphia, PA
PI: Kyong-MI Chang, M.D.
Link:http://www.med.upenn.edu/gastro/




HBV CRN Data Coordinating Center
HBV CRN Data Coordinating Center

University of Pittsburgh

City: Pittsburgh, PA
PI: Steven H. Belle, Ph.D., M.Sc.Hyg.





Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

City: Richmond, VA
Contact: Richard Sterling
Phone: 804-828-4060
Fax: 804-828-4945
Email: rksterli@vcu.edu





Minnesota Alliance for Research in Chronic Hepatitis B (MARCH-B)
Minnesota Alliance for Research in Chronic Hepatitis B (MARCH-B) - Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

City: Rochester, MN
Contact: Linda Stadheim
Phone: 507-284-0141
Fax: 507-266-0593
Email: Stadheim.linda@mayo.edu


University of Minnesota

City: Minneapolis MN
Contact: Teri Carlson
Phone: 612-625-0673
Fax: 612-625-3956
Email: carls273@umn.edu


University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

City: Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
Contact: Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Phone: 612-624-1133
Fax: 612-626-0639
Email: schwa005@umn.edu




San Francisco Hepatitis B Research Group
San Francisco Hepatitis B Research Group

University of California San Francisco

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Ashley Ungermann
Phone: 415-514-2859
Fax: 415-502-0500
Email: aungermann@medicine.ucsf.edu


University of California San Francisco (Pediatric site)

Contact: Shannon Fleck
Phone: 415-476-5892
Fax: 415-476-1343
Email: flecks@peds.ucsf.edu


California Pacific Medical Center

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Stewart Cooper
Phone: 415-600-1548
Fax: 415-600-1200
Email: coopersl@sutterhealth.org



PNW/Alaska Clinical Center
PNW/Alaska Clinical Center

Harborview Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Alycia Wolfstone
Phone: 206-744-7053
Fax: 206-744-8698
Email: awolfstone@medicine.washington.edu


Virginia Mason Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Jody Mooney
Phone: 206-341-1452 or 206-341-1021
Fax: 206-341-0371
Email: Jody.Mooney@vmmc.org


Seattle Children's Hospital

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Karen Murray
Phone: 206-987-4592
Fax: 206-987-2721
Email: Karen.murray@seattlechildrens.org


St. Louis Midwest Hep B Consortium - Saint Louis University
St. Louis Midwest Hep B Consortium - Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Debra King
Phone: 314-977-9320
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: kingdl@slu.edu

Contact: Jacqueline Cerkoski
Phone: 314-977-5239
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: cerkoski@slu.edu

Link: http://livercenter.slu.edu


Saint Louis University (Pediatric site)

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Rosemary Nagy
Phone: 314-268-2700 x 6144
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: rnagy@slu.edu

Contact: Jeffrey Teckman
Phone: 314-577-5647
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: teckmanj@slu.edu


Washington University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Mauricio Lisker-Melman
Phone: 314-454-8141
Email: mlisker@dom.wustl.edu
Link: http://gastro.wustl.edu

Contact: Mike Klebert
Phone: 314-747-1098
Fax: 314-361-5231
Email: mklebert@dom.wustl.edu

Contact: Lisa Kessels
Phone: 314-747-1096
Email: lkessels@dom.wustl.edu


University of Toronto
University of Toronto

Toronto Western Hospital Liver Centre

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Colina Yim
Phone: 416-603-5976
Fax: 416-603-7175
Email: colina.yim@uhn.on.ca


Hospital for Sick Children

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Simon Ling
Phone: 416-813-6176
Fax: 416-813-6531
Email: simon.ling@sickkids.ca




Adult Enrolling Cities

Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Hawaii Consortium

University of Michigan Health System

City: Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Sravanthi Kaza
Phone: 734-615-3853
Email: sravanth@med.umich.edu
Link: www.umclinicalstudies.org


University of Hawaii/Hawaii Medical Center East

City: Honolulu, HI
Contact: Diane Cain
Phone: 808-547-6543
Fax: 808-533-1324
Email: DCain@hawaiimedcen.com




Boston, MA
Harvard

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

City: Boston, MA
Contact: Asad Javaid
Phone: 617-632-9716
Fax: 617-632-1125
Email: ajavaid@bidmc.harvard.edu

Contact: Jianghe Niu
Phone: 617-632-1119
Fax: 617-632-1125
Email: jniu@bidmc.harvard.edu

Massachusetts General Hospital

City: Boston, MA
Contact: Cara Foley
Phone: 617-726-0161
Fax: 617-724-1091
Email: cfoley5@mgh.harvard.edu


Bethesda, MD
NIH Clinical Center

City: Bethesda, MD
Contact: Elenita Rivera
Telephone: 301-435-6125
Fax: 301-451-9160
Email: erivera@cc.nih.gov


Contact: Marc Ghany
Phone: 301-402-5115
Fax: 301-402-0491
Email: marcg@intra.niddk.nih.gov





Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

City: Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Tiffany Marsh
Phone: 919-966-0289
Fax: 919-843-2508
Email: tpritch@med.unc.edu


Duke University Medical Center

City: Durham, NC
Contact: Tina Lucas
Phone: 919-668-1679
Fax: 919-668-6110
Email: tina.lucas@duke.edu




Dallas, TX
HBV CRN North Texas

University of Texas Southwestern

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Jody Rule
Phone: 214-645-6113
Fax: 214-645-6114
Email: jody.rule@utsouthwestern.edu
Link: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/medicalservices/digestive/liver.html


Baylor University Medical Center

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Ethel Sauceda
Phone: 214-820-2766
Fax: 214-820-7142
Email: ethel.sauceda@baylorhealth.edu


Children’s Medical Center Dallas

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Laurie Rodgers-Augustyniak
Phone: 214-456-6095
Fax: 214-456-7251
Email: laurie.rodgers-augustyniak@childrens.com

Contact: Norberto Rodriguez-Baez
Phone: 214-456-8000
Email: Norberto.Rodriguez-Baez@childrens.com




Durham, NC
Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

City: Chapel Hill, NC
Contact: Tiffany Marsh
Phone: 919-966-0289
Fax: 919-843-2508
Email: tpritch@med.unc.edu


Duke University Medical Center

City: Durham, NC
Contact: Tina Lucas
Phone: 919-668-1679
Fax: 919-668-6110
Email: tina.lucas@duke.edu




Honolulu, HI
Michigan Hawaii Consortium

Queen's Medical Center - Liver Center

City: Honolulu, HI
Contact: Leslie Huddleston
Phone: 808-691-7609
Fax: 808-691-1169
Email: lhuddleston@queens.org


University of Michigan Health System

City: Ann Arbor, MI
Contact: Sravanthi Kaza
Phone: 734-615-3853
Email: sravanth@med.umich.edu
Link: www.umclinicalstudies.org




Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Hepatitis B Consortium - UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

City: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Val Peacock
Phone: 310-794-6067
Fax: 310-794-3294
Email: vpeacock@mednet.ucla.edu
Link: http://asianliverprogram.ucla.edu


Cedars Sinai Medical Center

City: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Daniel Neri
Phone: 310-423-1269
Fax: 310-423-7280
Email: daniel.neri@cshs.org
Link: www.csmc.edu




Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Alliance for Research in Chronic Hepatitis B (MARCH-B) - Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

City: Rochester, MN
Contact: Linda Stadheim
Phone: 507-284-0141
Fax: 507-266-0593
Email: Stadheim.linda@mayo.edu


University of Minnesota

City: Minneapolis MN
Contact: Teri Carlson
Phone: 612-625-0673
Fax: 612-625-3956
Email: carls273@umn.edu


University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

City: Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
Contact: Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Phone: 612-624-1133
Fax: 612-626-0639
Email: schwa005@umn.edu




Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

City: Richmond, VA
Contact: Richard Sterling
Phone: 804-828-4060
Fax: 804-828-4945
Email: rksterli@vcu.edu







Rochester, MN
Minnesota Alliance for Research in Chronic Hepatitis B (MARCH-B) - Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

City: Rochester, MN
Contact: Linda Stadheim
Phone: 507-284-0141
Fax: 507-266-0593
Email: Stadheim.linda@mayo.edu>


University of Minnesota

City: Minneapolis MN
Contact: Teri Carlson
Phone: 612-625-0673
Fax: 612-625-3956
Email: carls273@umn.edu


University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

City: Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
Contact: Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Phone: 612-624-1133
Fax: 612-626-0639
Email: schwa005@umn.edu




St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Midwest Hep B Consortium

Saint Louis University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Debra King
Phone: 314-977-9320
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: kingdl@slu.edu

Contact: Jacqueline Cerkoski
Phone: 314-977-5239
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: cerkoski@slu.edu

Link: http://livercenter.slu.edu


Saint Louis University (Pediatric site)

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Rosemary Nagy
Phone: 314-268-2700 x 6144
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: rnagy@slu.edu

Contact: Jeffrey Teckman
Phone: 314-577-5647
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: teckmanj@slu.edu


Washington University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Mauricio Lisker-Melman
Phone: 314-454-8141
Email: mlisker@dom.wustl.edu
Link: http://gastro.wustl.edu

Contact: Mike Klebert
Phone: 314-747-1098
Fax: 314-361-5231
Email: mklebert@dom.wustl.edu

Contact: Lisa Kessels
Phone: 314-747-1096
Email: lkessels@dom.wustl.edu




San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Hepatitis B Research Group

University of California San Francisco

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Ashley Ungermann
Phone: 415-514-2859
Fax: 415-502-0500
Email: aungermann@medicine.ucsf.edu


University of California San Francisco (Pediatric site)

Contact: Shannon Fleck
Phone: 415-476-5892
Fax: 415-476-1343
Email: flecks@peds.ucsf.edu


California Pacific Medical Center

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Stewart Cooper
Phone: 415-600-1548
Fax: 415-600-1200
Email: coopersl@sutterhealth.org





Seattle, WA
PNW/Alaska Clinical Center

Harborview Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Alycia Wolfstone
Phone: 206-744-7053
Fax: 206-744-8698
Email: awolfstone@medicine.washington.edu


Virginia Mason Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Jody Mooney
Phone: 206-341-1452 or 206-341-1021
Fax: 206-341-0371
Email: Jody.Mooney@vmmc.org


Seattle Children's Hospital

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Karen Murray
Phone: 206-987-4592
Fax: 206-987-2721
Email: Karen.murray@seattlechildrens.org




Toronto, ON
University of Toronto

Toronto Western Hospital Liver Centre

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Colina Yim
Phone: 416-603-5976
Fax: 416-603-7175
Email: colina.yim@uhn.on.ca


Hospital for Sick Children

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Simon Ling
Phone: 416-813-6176
Fax: 416-813-6531
Email: simon.ling@sickkids.ca


Pediatric Enrolling Cities

Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

City: Baltimore, MD
Contact: Kathy Schwarz, MD
Phone: 410-955-0781
Email: kschwarz@jhmi.edu

City: Baltimore, MD
Contact: Hongxia Li
Phone: 410-955-9161
Fax: 410-614-1820
Email: hli64@jhmi.edu




Dallas, TX
HBV CRN North Texas

University of Texas Southwestern

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Jody Rule
Phone: 214-645-6113
Fax: 214-645-6114
Email: jody.rule@utsouthwestern.edu
Link: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/medicalservices/digestive/liver.html


Baylor University Medical Center

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Ethel Sauceda
Phone: 214-820-2766
Fax: 214-820-7142
Email: ethel.sauceda@baylorhealth.edu


Children’s Medical Center Dallas

City: Dallas, TX
Contact: Laurie Rodgers-Augustyniak
Phone: 214-456-6095
Fax: 214-456-7251
Email: laurie.rodgers-augustyniak@childrens.com

Contact: Norberto Rodriguez-Baez
Phone: 214-456-8000
Email: Norberto.Rodriguez-Baez@childrens.com




Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Alliance for Research in Chronic Hepatitis B (MARCH-B) - Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

City: Rochester, MN
Contact: Linda Stadheim
Phone: 507-284-0141
Fax: 507-266-0593
Email: Stadheim.linda@mayo.edu


University of Minnesota

City: Minneapolis MN
Contact: Teri Carlson
Phone: 612-625-0673
Fax: 612-625-3956
Email: carls273@umn.edu


University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital

City: Minneapolis/St Paul, MN
Contact: Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Phone: 612-624-1133
Fax: 612-626-0639
Email: schwa005@umn.edu




St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Midwest Hep B Consortium

Saint Louis University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Debra King
Phone: 314-977-9320
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: kingdl@slu.edu

Contact: Jacqueline Cerkoski
Phone: 314-977-5239
Fax: 314-977-1210
Email: cerkoski@slu.edu

Link: http://livercenter.slu.edu


Saint Louis University (Pediatric site)

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Rosemary Nagy
Phone: 314-268-2700 x 6144
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: rnagy@slu.edu

Contact: Jeffrey Teckman
Phone: 314-577-5647
Fax: 314-268-2775
Email: teckmanj@slu.edu


Washington University

City: St. Louis, MO
Contact: Mauricio Lisker-Melman
Phone: 314-454-8141
Email: mlisker@dom.wustl.edu
Link: http://gastro.wustl.edu

Contact: Mike Klebert
Phone: 314-747-1098
Fax: 314-361-5231
Email: mklebert@dom.wustl.edu

Contact: Lisa Kessels
Phone: 314-747-1096
Email: lkessels@dom.wustl.edu




San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Hepatitis B Research Group

University of California San Francisco

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Ashley Ungermann
Phone: 415-514-2859
Fax: 415-502-0500
Email: aungermann@medicine.ucsf.edu


University of California San Francisco (Pediatric site)

Contact: Shannon Fleck
Phone: 415-476-5892
Fax: 415-476-1343
Email: flecks@peds.ucsf.edu


California Pacific Medical Center

City: San Francisco, CA
Contact: Stewart Cooper
Phone: 415-600-1548
Fax: 415-600-1200
Email: coopersl@sutterhealth.org





Seattle, WA
PNW/Alaska Clinical Center

Harborview Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Alycia Wolfstone
Phone: 206-744-7053
Fax: 206-744-8698
Email: awolfstone@medicine.washington.edu


Virginia Mason Medical Center

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Jody Mooney
Phone: 206-341-1452 or 206-341-1021
Fax: 206-341-0371
Email: Jody.Mooney@vmmc.org


Seattle Children's Hospital

City: Seattle, WA
Contact: Karen Murray
Phone: 206-987-4592
Fax: 206-987-2721
Email: Karen.murray@seattlechildrens.org




Toronto, ON
University of Toronto

Toronto Western Hospital Liver Centre

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Colina Yim
Phone: 416-603-5976
Fax: 416-603-7175
Email: colina.yim@uhn.on.ca


Hospital for Sick Children

City: Toronto, ON
Contact: Simon Ling
Phone: 416-813-6176
Fax: 416-813-6531
Email: simon.ling@sickkids.ca