Kiren Mitruka is a medical officer with the Division of Viral Hepatitis at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is leading the Division’s effort in developing community-based programs to improve healthcare capacity to test and cure hepatitis C. She serves as a non-voting member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and American Association for the Study of Liver Disease conjoint panel to develop updated “Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C.” In this capacity, Kiren co-led the development of the testing and linkage to care section of the recommendations.
She holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment with the Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Board-certified in infectious diseases, Kiren completed her internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and infectious diseases fellowship at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Medical Center. She received a Masters in Public Health at the University of South Florida. Kiren has published in the areas of infectious diseases on cruise ships, influenza, and tuberculosis outbreaks and treatment completion, and models of care for hepatitis C virus infection.