Dr. Jason Halperin received his Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York in 2006,  and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont in 2010. He is the HIV/ID Clinician Lead at CrescentCare – the largest provider of HIV services in New Orleans.  He oversees the programming for HIV and HCV treatment and prevention.  Dr. Halperin spearheaded the city-wide Rapid Start program and chairs the New Orleans Fast Track Cities linkage committee.  He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University.