Lucas Piper, Certified HCV Educator
Texas Liver InstituteAddress:
1505 Coriander Drive
Austin, TX 78741
Expert Trainer, Expert Facilitator
I have vast knowledge and experience in the area of Hepatitis C. I worked in education, prevention and testing for a number of years. Then spearheaded a project and received funding to not only do confirmatory testing on reactive patients but also seek treatment. I was able to get over 50 patients cured of Hepatitis C in this program that was only a side job to my main position as an HIV Prevention Specialist. The last 5 years I have worked for the Texas Liver Institute which is one of the largest treatment facilities for Hepatitis C in the world. This had helped me understand the treatment options from a medical and biological standpoint. I have spoken at many conferences, been involved in policy change and sit on boards for HCV.
Lucas resides in Austin, TX and is currently the Director of Marketing for the Texas Liver Institute. When he arrived in Austin in 2012 he worked as a Street Outreach Specialist on grant that was focused on education, prevention and testing of HIV/HCV. Lucas recognized the small amount of support for HCV clients so he took a job a the City of Austin Health Department and spearheaded a program by obtaining a grant to administer rapid and confirmatory HCV screenings as well as facilitated the treatment creating a spectrum of care. Lucas continues to focus on HCV in the community, especially obtaining to access to care.