Jorge Mera, MD, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service (CNHS), the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.
Under his guidance, CNHS has developed one of the largest HIV and HCV clinics for American Indian and Alaska Native people, coordinated CNHS as an AIDS Education Training center local performance site and grown the Cherokee HCV Extended Care Health Outcomes (ECHO) telehealth project. Currently, Dr. Mera leads the Cherokee Nation HCV elimination program, the first CDC supported program of its kind in the United States.
Over the past 9 years, Dr. Mera has worked exclusively with rural and medically underserved populations in Arizona and Oklahoma. He is committed to strengthening evidence-based care, research and programing to increase health equity.
Dr. Jorge Mera is board certified in Infectious Diseases. He completed an infectious disease and clinical microbiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina.