Disaster Preparedness - State public health veterinarians of the United States

Alabama

Dee W. Jones, DVM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Alabama Department of Public Health, Epidemiology
201 Monroe St., RSA Tower, Suite 1480
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-206-5969
Fax: 334-206-3734

Alaska

Louisa J. Castrodale, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Alaska Division of Public Health
Section of Epidemiology
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-269-8002
Fax: 907-562-7802

Arizona

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Arkansas 

Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Arkansas Department of Health
Zoonotic Disease Section
4815 W. Markham St.
Slot 42
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-280-4136
Fax: 501-280-4431

California

Curtis Fritz, DVM, MPVM, PhD
State Public Health Veterinarian
California Department of Public Health
Division of Communicable Disease Control, Infection Diseases Branch, Veterinary Public Health Section
1616 Capital Ave., MS 7307
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916-552-9740
Fax: 916-552-9725
E-mail: cfritz@cdph.ca.gov  

Colorado

Jennifer A. House, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
DCEED-DSI-A3
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: 303-692-2628
Fax: 303-782-0338

Connecticut

Randall S. Nelson, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Infectious Diseases Division/Epidemiology Program
410 Capitol Ave., MS #11 EPI
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7994
Fax: 860-509-7910

Delaware

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

District of Columbia

No Designated Public Health Veterinarian 

Florida

Carina Blackmore, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian/Acting State Epidemiologist
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A08
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-245-4732
Fax: 850-922-8473

Georgia

Julie Gabel, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Georgia Division of Public Health
2 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 14-234
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: 404-657-2629
Fax: 404-657-7517

Hawaii

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian  

Idaho

Leslie Tengelsen, PhD, DVM
Deputy State Epidemiologist/State Public Health Veterinarian
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Office of Epidemiology, Food Protection and Immunization
450 W. State St., 4th Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-5939
Fax: 208-332-7307

Illinois

Connie C. Austin, DVM, MPH, PhD
State Public Health Veterinarian
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Infectious Disease
525 W. Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone: 217-785-7165
Fax: 217-557-4049

Indiana

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian

Iowa

Ann M. Garvey, DVM, MPH, MA
State Public Health Veterinarian/Deputy State Epidemiologist
Iowa Department of Public Health
Acute Disease Prevention & Emergency Response
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-4933

Kansas

Ingrid C. Trevino-Garrison, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 075
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-2501
Fax: 785-291-3775

Kentucky

John W. Poe, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning, Cabinet for Health & Family Services
275 E. Main St., HS2GWC
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-3418, ext. 4313
Fax: 502-564-9626
E-mail: john.poe@ky.gov 

Louisiana

Gary A. Balsamo, DVM, MPH & TM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2155
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-8315
Fax: 504-568-8290

Maine

Michele Walsh, DVM
State Veterinarian/State Public Health Veterinarian
Maine Department of Agriculture
28 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-002
Phone: 207-287-7615
Fax: 207-624-5040

Maryland

Katherine A. Feldman, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Center for Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases
201 W. Preston St., Room 317
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-5649
Fax: 410-383-2420

Massachusetts

Catherine M. Brown, DVM, MSc, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Hinton State Laboratory Institute
305 South St., 5th Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-983-6800
Fax: 617-983-6840

Michigan

Mary Grace Stobierski, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Manager, Zoonoses and Special Projects Section/State Public Health Veterinarian
Michigan Department of Community Health
Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention and Epidemiology
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Building, 5th Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-335-8165
Fax: 517-335-8263

Minnesota

Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Minnesota Department of Health
Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section
625 Robert St. North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2538
Phone: 651-201-5107
Fax: 651-201-5082

Mississippi

 No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian

Missouri

Howard L. Pue, DVM, MSVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, SDP
930 Wildwood Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-526-4780
Fax: 573-751-6185

Montana

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Nebraska

Bryan F. Buss, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health
Office of Epidemiology
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68467
Phone: 402-471-8820
Fax: 402-742-2347

Nevada

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

New Hampshire

Abigail Mathewson, DVM, MPH
New Hampshire Department of Health
New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-271-0274
Fax: 603-271-0545

New Jersey

Colin T. Campbell, DVM, CPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
New Jersey Department of Health
Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program
135 E. State St.
PO Box 369
Trenton, NJ 08625-0369
Phone: 609-826-4872
Fax: 609-292-5821

New Mexico

Paul Ettestad, DVM, MS
State Public Health Veterinarian
New Mexico Department of Health
Epidemiology and Response Division
1190 St. Francis Drive, Room N-1350
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-0006
Fax: 505-827-0013

New York

Alexandra Newman, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
Corning Tower, Room 651, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0627
Phone: 518-473-4439
Fax: 518-474-7381

North Carolina

Carl Williams, DVM, MA, DACVPM 
State Public Health Veterinarian
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
1902 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-733-0391
Fax: 919-733-9555

North Dakota

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Ohio

 No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Oklahoma

Kristy K. Bradley, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian/State Epidemiologist
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Office of the State Epidemiologist
1000 NE Tenth St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: 405-271-7637
Fax: 405-271-6680

Oregon

Emilio E. DeBess, DVM, MPVM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Oregon Department of Human Services
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 772
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-673-1027
Fax: 971-673-1100

Pennsylvania

James T. Rankin, Jr., DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM, Fellow ACE
State Public Health Veterinarian
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Health and Welfare Building, Room 933
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-346-4524
Fax: 717-772-6975
E-mail: jrankin@pa.gov  

Puerto Rico

Brenda Rivera-Garcia, DVM, MPH
Assistant Director/Acting State Public Health Veterinarian
Puerto Rico Department of Health & University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Field Epidemiology Training Program
1367 Lucchetti, Ste 2A
San Juan, PR 00907
Phone: 787-399-9565
Fax: 787-751-6937

Rhode Island

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

South Carolina

Stephanie W. Cox, DVM, MPH
Veterinary Epidemiologist/Acting State Public Health Veterinarian
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Division of Acute Epidemiology
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-898-4042
Fax: 803-898-0897

South Dakota

Russ Daly, DVM, MS, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian/Extension Veterinarian
South Dakota Department of Health/South Dakota State University
PO Box 2175
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605-688-6589
Fax: 605-688-6003

Tennessee

John R. Dunn, DVM, PhD 
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Tennessee Department of Health
Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness
4th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-7247
Fax: 615-741-3857
E-mail: John.dunn@tn.gov  

Texas

Tom J. Sidwa, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian/Manager, Zoonosis Control Branch
Texas Department of State Health Services
Zoonoses Control Branch - MC 1956
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: 512-776-6628
Fax: 512-776-7454

Utah

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Vermont

Erica Berl, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Vermont Department of Health
Infectious Diseases, 108 Cherry St.
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-951-4063
Fax: 802-951-4061

Virginia

Julia Murphy, DVM, MS, DACVPM
State Public Health Veterinarian
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Epidemiology
109 Governor Street
Madison Building, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: 804-864-8113
Fax: 804-864-8131

Washington

Ron Wohrle, DVM
Acting State Public Health Veterinarian
Washington State Department of Health
Zoonotic & Vector-borne Diseases Program
243 Israel Rd.
Turnwater, WA 98501
Phone: 360-236-3369
Fax: 360-236-2261
E-mail: ron.wohrle@doh.wa.gov   

West Virginia

No Designated State Public Health Veterinarian 

Wisconsin

James J. Kazmierczak, DVM, MS
State Public Health Veterinarian
Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Epidemiology
1 W. Wilson St., Room 318
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-2154
Fax: 608-261-4976

Wyoming

Karl J. Musgrave, DVM, MPH
State Public Health Veterinarian
Wyoming Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Rd., Suite 510
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-5825
Fax: 307-777-5402
 

Zoonotic Disease Contacts for States Not Listed Above:

Arizona 

Kenneth Komatsu
State Epidemiologist
Arizona Department of Health Services
Division of Public Health Services
150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-364-3587

Delaware 

Regina Jensen, DVM
Deputy State Veterinarian
Delaware Departmetn of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-698-4539

Hawaii 

Sarah Y. Park, MD, FAAP
State Epidemiologist
Chief, Disease Outbreak Control Division
Hawaii Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-587-6845

Indiana 

Pam Pontones, MA
State Epidemiologist
Director, Epidemiology Resource Center
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, 5-K
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-317-233-7861

Mississippi 

Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH
State Epidemiologist
Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Epidemiology
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-576-7725
 
Paul Byers, MD
Deputy State Epidemiologist
Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of EPidemiology
570 East Woodwor Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 601-576-7725

Montana 

Carol Ballew, PhD
Senior Public Health Epidemiologist
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support
A113 Cogswell
1400 Broadway
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406-444-6988
 
Martin Zaluski, DVM
State Veterinarian
Montana Department of Livestock
P.O. Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001

Nevada 

Dr. Anette Rink, DVM, PhD
Supervisor
Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory
Nevada Department of Agriculture
405 S 21st Street
Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-353-3700

North Dakota 

Susan Keller, DVM
State Veterinarian, State Board of Animal Health
Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division
600 East Blvd., Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Phone: 701-328-2655

Ohio 

Sietske de Fijter, MS
Chief of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases
Ohio Department of Health
35 Chestnut St., 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 740-466-0239

Rhode Island 

Scott N. Marshall, DVM
Rhode Island State Veterinarian
Department of Environmental Management
Division of Agriculture/Animal Health
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-2781

Utah 

JoDee Baker
Epidemiologist
Division of Disease Control and Prevention
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 142004
Phone: 801-538-6195

West Virginia 

Miguella P. Mark-Carew, AB, PhD
Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist
Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services
350 Captiol St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-356-4021
 
Last Updated: June 6, 2014