Texas Department of State Health Services Directory

TopicProgramContactPhone
Abusable Volatile ChemicalsAbusable Volatile Chemicals Program

avc@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Abusable Volatile Chemicals – LicensingAbusable Volatile Chemicals Program

avc@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6603, ext. 2440

Academic Affairs, Office ofAcademic Affairs

OAA@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3685

Adolescent HealthTitle V Maternal and Child Health

TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6965

Adoption RecordsVital Statistics

vrstatus@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Adoption RegistryVital Statistics

vsuadoptionregistry@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Adoption StatisticsVital Statistics

vrstatus@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Adult Blood Lead ReportingBlood Lead Surveillance Branch

TexasBloodLead@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7151

Adult Safety Net ProgramImmunization Unit

Crystal Thomas

800-252-9152

Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's Disease Program

alzheimers@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6618

800-242-3399

Ambulance LicensingEMS Certification & Licensing

emscert@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6734

AmebiasisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa Cantu

Wendy Albers

Greg Leos

512-776-6648

512-776-6326

512-776-3182

AncylostomiasisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Eric.Garza@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Animal BitesZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Animal Control and SheltersZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Animal Control Officer TrainingZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Animal Diseases in HumansZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Animal Import RequirementsZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Anthrax (Disease) Zoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Anthrax (Natural)Zoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Anthrax (Preparedness)Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bruce Clements

Jeff Hoogheem

512-458-7219

Antibiotic Resistance (MRSA, VRE, and VRSA)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Michael.Fisher@dshs.texas.gov

Shawn.Tupy@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Asbestos - National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) & Texas Asbestos Health Protection Act (TAHPA)Asbestos Program

asbestoshelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)PSQA Section– Environmental Hazards Unit

aherahelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Asbestos in Public BuildingsPSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

asbestoshelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Asbestos in SchoolsPSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

AHERAHelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Asbestos LicensingAsbestos Program

asbestos.reg@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6600, ext. 2174

Asbestos NotificationsInspections Unit – Environmental Health Notifications Group

EHNG.help@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6747

Asbestos ToxicologyEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Asbestosis/Silicosis ReportingEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

AscariasisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Eric.Garza@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Audio VisualsAudiovisual Library

avlibrary@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7260

Avian Flu (Bird Flu)Zoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Bacteriology (Bacteria) - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Services Branch

Tamara.Baldwin@dshs.texas.gov

Chun.Wang@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6189

512-776-2552

Bed BugsPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

PHSCPS@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6753

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)Center for Health Statistics

brfss@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Biosecurity of Food and DrugsEnvironmental and Consumer Safety Section

Kevin Veal

512-834-6660, ext. 2164

Biothreat - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Emergency Preparedness Branch

Rahsaan.Drumgoole@dshs.texas.gov

Erin.Swaney@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6171

512-776-7185

Bird Diseases Transmissible to HumansZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Bird Flu (Avian Flu Strain, H5N1)Zoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Birth Defects Surveillance/Tracking and ResearchBirth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance

birthdefects@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7232

Birth RecordsVital Statistics

registrar@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Birth StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Blood (Blood-borne Pathogens Regulations)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Blood (Needleless System)Medical Device Bloodborne Pathogen Control

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Bloodborne Pathogen Control Device RegistrationMedical Device Bloodborne Pathogen Control

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727, ext. 2413

Bloodborne Pathogens/Contaminated Sharps InjuriesEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Body PiercingTattoo and Body Piercing Studios

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Body Piercing (Licensing)Drugs & Food Safety Licensing Group

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Booster SeatsSafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

Border Health IssuesBorder Public Health, Office of

Feedback.OBPH@DSHS.texas.gov

512-776-7675

Botulism (Foodborne)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Botulism (Infant)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Brucellosis, HumanZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Campus Program for MinorsPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

CampylobacteriosisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Vanessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Cancer Clusters (Excess Cancer)Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Cancer Control, Comprehensive Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

CancerControl@dshs.texas.gov

(512) 776-6569

Cancer StatisticsCancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

CancerData@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3080

Fax: 512-776-7681

Cancer Studies ResearchCancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

CancerData@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3080

Fax: 512-776-7681

Cancer Surveillance (Texas Cancer Registry)Cancer Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch

CancerData@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3080

Fax: 512-776-7681

Car SafetySafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

Car SeatsSafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

800-252-8255

Cardiovascular DiseaseHeart Disease and Stroke Program

cardio@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3684

Carbapenem Resistant EnterobacteriaceaeEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Case Management/Social WorkCase Management

askcm@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2168

CemeteriesVital Statistics

fieldservices@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3010

Central Adoption RegistryVital Statistics

vsuadoptionregistry@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Certificates of Free Sale / Origin and SanitationCertificate of Free Sale Program

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626

Chagas DiseaseZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

CheckupsSafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

CheesesMilk and Dairy Group

milk.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6758

Chemical Contamination (Chemical Exposure)Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Chemical Threat - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Emergency Preparedness Branch

Rahsaan.Drumgoole@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6171

Chemicals (Hazardous Workplace)Hazard Communication Worker Right-to-Know Program

TXHazComHelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

ChempackHealth Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bruce Clements

Jeff Hoogheem

512-458-7219

Fax: 512-458-7472

Chicken Pox (Varicella)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Child Fatality Review ProgramTitle V Maternal and Child Health

cfrt@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2311

Child Fatality Review StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Child HealthTitle V Maternal and Child Health

titlev@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2021

Child Lead Reporting (formerly Disease Reporting Occupational)Blood Lead Surveillance Branch

texasbloodlead@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7151

Child Passenger SafetySafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

Child Placing Agency RecordsVital Statistics

vsuadoptionregistry@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Child SafetySafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

Child SeatsSafe Riders Program

saferiders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2207

Childhood Lead Poisoning PreventionBlood Lead Surveillance Branch

texasbloodlead@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7151

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)Children with Special Health Care Needs Services Program

CSHCN

512-776-7355

800-252-8023

ChlamydiaHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Chronic Wasting DiseaseZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Closures (Fish/Oysters)Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

seafood.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6757

Coccidiodomycosis-Valley/Desert FeverEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Cold/Flu Protection and PreventionEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Hailey.Rucas@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

CommunicationsCommunications Unit

Communications Unit

512-776-7404

Community Health WorkerPromotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

CHW@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3860

Community Hospital Capital ImprovementOffice of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination

Jane Guerrero

512-834-6700, ext. 6745

Confidentiality IssuesGeneral Counsel

Lisa Hernandez

512-776-7236

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)Newborn Screening

newborn@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3957

Congenital HypothyroidismNewborn Screening

newborn@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3957

Consumer Products (Hazardous) – PermitsHazardous Consumer Products Registration Program (Licensing Unit)

hazprohelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6600, ext. 2174

Consumer Products (Hazardous) – RegulationsHazardous Consumer Products Registration Program (Policy and Standards)

hazprohelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6787

Contaminated Sharps InjuriesEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jennifer.Vinyard@dsh.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Contaminated Sharps Injury ReportingEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jennifer.Vinyard@dsh.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Continuing EducationAcademic Affairs

CE.Service@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3566

Continuing Medical EducationAcademic Affairs

CE.Service@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3566

Continuing Nursing EducationAcademic Affairs

CE.Service@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3566

Controlled Substances SchedulesDrugs and Medical Devices Group

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

CoronavirusEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Hailey.Rucas@dshs.texas.gov

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

CosmeticsDrugs and Medical Devices Group

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

County Fact Sheets/Selected Health FactsCenter for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Crabmeat SafetySeafood and Aquatic Life Group

seafood.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6757

Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Rachael.Straver@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Crititical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)Newborn Screening

newborn@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3957

Cryptosporidiosis Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

CyclosporaEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)Newborn Screening

newborn@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3957

CysticercosisZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Dairy (Milk Safety)Milk and Dairy Group

milk.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6758

Dairy LicensesMilk and Dairy Group

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Death RecordsVital Statistics

registrar@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Death StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Deer ProcessingMeat Safety Assurance Unit

meat.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6753

DemographicsCenter for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Dengue FeverZoonosis Control Branch

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

DiabetesTexas Diabetes Program

diabetes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2883

Diet Pills (Prescription)Drugs and Medical Devices Group

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Dietary SupplementsFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

DiphtheriaEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Disease Cluster InvestigationsEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Disease ReportingEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Disease Reporting (Occupational) – Adult LeadEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Disease Reporting (Occupational) – Pesticide ExposureEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Disease Reporting (Occupational) – Silicosis and AsbestosEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Disinterment (Removing human remains)Vital Statistics

vrstatus@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7111

Divorce StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)EMS/Trauma Systems

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

Drinking Water FluoridationTexas Fluoridation Program

fluoride@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7349

Drinking Water, Chemical ContaminationEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Drownings/Near DrowningsOffice of Injury Prevention

injury.epi@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3575

Drug Distribution ComplianceDrugs Manufacturers and Distributors

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Drug Distribution WholesaleDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Drug Distributor/Manufacturer LicensesDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Drug Information/LabelingDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Drug ManufacturingDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Drug Safety/Adverse EventsDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

E.Coli InfectionsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Ear PiercingTattoo and Body Piercing Studios

dmd.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Eastern Equine EncephalitisZoonosis Control Branch

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

EhrlichiosisZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)EMS and Certification Licensing Group

emscert@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6734

Emergency Preparedness and ResponseHealth Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bruce Clements

512-458-7219

EMS Certification for EMS Certification for Individuals, Emergency Care Attendant (ECA),Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, and Providers (Licensing)EMS and Certification Licensing Group

EMSCert@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6734

EMS Complaints Providers/Individuals EMS/AmbulanceEMS Compliance and QA Central

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS Continuing EducationEMS Compliance and QA Central

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS Criminal InvestigationsEMS Compliance and QA Central

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS for ChildrenEMS/Trauma Systems

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS Regional IssuesEMS/Trauma Systems

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS/Trauma Funding Programs/GrantsEMS/Trauma Systems

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

EMS/Trauma Systems/Regional Advisory Council (RACs)EMS/Trauma Systems

emsinfo@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6700

Encephalitis (Arboviral)Zoonosis Control Branch

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Encephalitis (Bacterial or Viral)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Encephalitis (mosquito-borne)Zoonosis Control Branch

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Environmental ToxicologyEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

EphedrinePSQA Unit – Drugs and Medical Devices Group

DMD.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6755

Ephedrine – Certificate of Authority (License Applications)Drugs & Food Safety Licensing Group

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Epi Case Criteria GuideEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

EPI-1 Notifiable Conditions Reporting FormEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Epidemiology (Noninfectious)Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Exotic Game (Slaughter/Process Inspection) (For Deer, see Deer Processing)Meat Safety Assurance Unit

meat.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6760

Exposure from Chemical Releases and Waste SitesEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

FallsOffice of Injury Prevention

injury.epi@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3575

Farmworkers Pesticide ExposuresEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

Fetal Alcohol SyndromeBirth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance

birthdefects@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7232

Fetal Death StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Fires/BurnsOffice of Injury Prevention

injury.epi@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3575

Fish ContaminationSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

seafood.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6757

Flu (Influenza)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

Robert.Russin@dshs.texas.gov

Hailey.Rucas@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Flu/Cold Protection and PreventionEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

Hailey.Rucas@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

FluoridationTexas Fluoridation Program

fluoride@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7349

Folic AcidBirth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance

BirthDefects@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7232

Food (Retail Food Training – Certified Food Manager)Certified Food Manager Program

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6753

Food (Safety)Foods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food AllergiesSchool Health Program

Anita Wheeler-Hill

512-776-2909

Food Business Filing and Verification Consumer Safety Division

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6730

Food ComplaintsFoods Group

FoodComplaints@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food Compliance MattersFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food Enforcement ActionsFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6665, ext. 2690

Food Establishments – RetailRetail Food Establishments

foodestablishments@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6753

Food Handler Certification ProgramFood Handler Program

cfm.bfds@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Food Irradiation – Foods GroupFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food Irradiation – Meat Safety Assurance UnitMeat Safety Assurance Unit

meat.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6760

Food Irradiation – Radiation Control ProgramRadiation Control Program

psqarad@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6770

Food Irradiation – Seafood and Aquatic Life GroupSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

seafood.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6757

Food Irradiation LicensingMachine Source Group

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6679

Food LabelingFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626

Food LicensingFood and Drug Licensing Group

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626

Food Handler Certification ProgramFood Handler Program

cfm.bfds@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6727

Food Manager Certification ProgramFood Manager Program

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6753

Food Manufacturing and Wholesale LicensesFoods Group

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626

Food Manufacturing and Wholesale RegulationsFoods Group

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food Meat, Poultry InspectionMeat Safety Assurance Unit

meat.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6760

Food Salvage Establishments and BrokersSalvage Establishments and Brokers

foods.regulatory@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6670

Food Salvage Establishments and Brokers Licenses Foods Licensing Group & Food and Drug Safety Licensing Group

drugs-foodsafety@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626, ext. 2411

Food Service (Retail) LicensesRetail Food Establishments

foodslicensinggroup@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6626

Foodborne Illness Disease OutbreaksEnvironmental and Consumer Safety Section

Food Safety

512-834-6660, ext. 2164

Foodborne Illness Disease OutbreaksEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Frozen Desserts LicensingMilk and Dairy Group

Drugs and Food Safety Licensing Group

512-834-6727

Frozen Desserts RegulationsMilk and Dairy Group

Milk and Dairy Group

512-834-6758

GalactosemiaNewborn Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

GastroenteritisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

General SanitationPublic Health Sanitation Program

Public Health Sanitation Program

512-834-6753 x2306

GeneticsGenetic Screening and Clinical Care Coordination

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Center for Health Statistics

gis@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Glues and Paints (Abusable)Abusable Volatile Chemicals Program (AVC)

AVC Permitting

AVC Help - Regulations

512-834-6600

GonorrheaHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC)EMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Grand RoundsAcademic Affairs

grandrounds@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6559

Grocery StoresPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

512-834-6753

Group A StreptococcalEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Amy.Littman@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Group B StreptococcalEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Amy.Littman@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Guillain-Barre SyndromeEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Guns/FirearmsEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Dan Dao

512-776-3575

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)Hansen's Disease Program

tb.feedback@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HantavirusZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Hazardous Consumer ProductsPSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

Hazpro Help

512-834-6787

Health Authority InformationRegional and Local Coordination

David Gruber

Beverly Pritchett

512-776-7770

512-776-7770

800-248-4083

Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) OutbreaksEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Health Care-Associated Infections (HAI) ReportingEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Emily.Engelhardt@dshs.texas.gov

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Health Facility ComplaintsHealth Facility Complaints

Health Facility Complaints

888-973-0022

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUA/MUP) DesignationCenter for Health Statistics

TPCO@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2179

Health Professions Resources CenterCenter for Health Statistics

HPRC@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6541

Health StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics, Data Dissemination Program

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Health Status IndicatorsCenter for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Health, Social, Education and Genetic History Reports (HSEGH)Central Adoption Registry

VSUAdoptionRegistry@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7388

Healthcare Facility (Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Emergency Department and Commercial Health Plan) DataTexas Health Care Information Collection

THCICHelp@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Health/Safety CodeGeneral Counsel

Lisa Hernandez

512-776-7236

Healthy Texas BabiesOffice of Title V and Family Health

Aisling McGuckin

512-776-2746

Hearing Services (Pediatric)Pediatric Audiology

TEHDI Program

512-776-7726

Heart DiseaseHeart Disease and Stroke

Nancy Eichner

512-776-3684

Heirloom Birth CertificatesVital Statistics

Sandra Cooper

512-776-6337

Hemorrhagic FeversEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Eric.Garza@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Hepatitis A Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Hepatitis BEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Hepatitis B (Perinatal)Immunization Unit

txperihepb@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

Hepatitis CTB/HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Hepatitis-OthersEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Herbs (Dietary Supplements)Foods Group

Foods Group

512-834-6670

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)HIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)HIPAA

HIPAA Privacy Officer

512-776-7111

Historically Underutilized BusinessHistorically Underutilized Business

HUB-Contact

512-458-7394

HIT PolicyHIT Policy

HITPolicy@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7180

HIV and STDHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIV MedicationsTexas HIV Medication Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

800-255-1090

HIV/STD Clinical ActivitiesHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIV/STD Disease Statistics and TrendsHIV/STD Program

TBHIVSTDdata@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIV/STD Prevention and Care Services ActivitiesHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIV/STD Public InformationHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HIV/STD TrainingHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Homeopathic MedicinePSQA Unit – Drugs and Medical Devices Group

Karen Tannert

512-834-6755, ext. 2350

Hospital (Annual Survey of Hospital/Annual Statement of Community Benefits Non-Profit Charity Care and Certification Limited Liability)Center for Health Statistics

hsu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3312

Hospital Data - Community BenefitsCenter for Health Statistics

hsu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3312

Hospital Designation (Trauma)Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination – EMS/Trauma Systems Group

Elizabeth Stevenson

512-834-6600

Hospital Non-Profit Charity Care ReportingCenter for Health Statistics

hsu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3312

Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement (ASPR)Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Jeff Hoogheem

512-776-7219

Hotel/Motel/RV ParkPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

Public Health Sanitation Program

512-834-6753

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)HIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

HyperthermiaSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Hypothyroidism - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Biochemistry and Genetics Branch

Rachel.Lee@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7430

ICD-10ICD-10

ICD10@dshs.texas.gov

ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization RegistryImmunization Unit

ImmTrac2@dshs.texas.gov

800-348-9158

Immunization General InformationImmunization Unit

Immunization.Info@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

Immunization Partnerships (Texas Immunization Stakeholder Working Group, Immunization Coalitions, Community Outreach)Immunizations Unit

Immunization.Info@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

Imported Crab MeatSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

Imported FoodsFoods Group

Foods Group

Foods Licensing Group

512-834-6670

Industrial Hygiene Chemical and Physical Workplace HazardsEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Emily Hall

Ketki Patel

512-776-2652

Infant MortalityOffice of Title V and Family Health

Amy Bailey

Aisling McGuckin

512-776-2311

512-776-2746

Infant Mortality StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics, Data Management Program

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Influenza (Flu)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Robert.Russin@dshs.texas.gov

Hailey.Rucas@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Influenza VaccineImmunization Unit

TVFCFlu@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

InformationMedical and Research Library

library@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7559

Inhalant AbuseAbusable Volatile Chemicals (AVC) Program

AVC Help

512-834-6787

Inhalant Abuse Products, LicensingAbusable Volatile Chemicals Program

AVC Permits

512-834-6603, ext. 2440

InjuriesEnvironmental Epi and Injury Surveillance Group

Dan Dao

Stacy Jorgensen

512-776-3575

512-776-2808

Inspection StationsSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Institutional Review Board Academic Affairs

InstitutionalReviewBoard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2202

Integrated Health Care Delivery (Service Delivery Integration)Title V and Health Resources Development Office

Marjorie Doubleday

512-458-7111, ext. 3028

InternshipAcademic Affairs

Internships@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3750

Investigation and Surveillance FormsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

J-1 Visa Waiver ProgramCenter for Health Statistics

TexasPCO@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6164

KI (Potassium Iodide)Radiation Control

Radiation Control Rules and Regulations

512-834-6679

LaboratoryLaboratory Services Section

Grace.Kubin@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7318

Fax: 512-776-7294

Laboratory (Chemical and Radiological Analysis)Laboratory Services Section, Environmental Sciences Branch

Virginia.Kammerdiener@dshs.texas.gov

Carl.Hogberg@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3827

512-776-3368

Laboratory (Lab Building Issues)Laboratory Services Section

Lisa.Hutson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7318

Fax: 512-776-7294

Laboratory ReportingEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Laboratory Supplies for Newborn Screening Laboratory Services Section, Quality Assurance Unit

John.Holcomb@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2674

Lead (Consumer Products)PSQA section – Environmental Hazards Unit

Hazpro Help

512-834-6787

Lead (Exposure and Health Effects)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Jennifer Karnik

512-776-6317

Lead (Food)PSQA Unit – Foods Group

Foods Group

(512) 834-6670

Lead (Paint)PSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

Lead Help

512-834-6787

Lead (Poisoning Toxicology)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

texasbloodlead@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7151

Lead LicensingEnvironmental and Sanitation Licensing Group

Environmental Lead Program Licensing

512-834-6600

Legionnaire's Disease/LegionellosisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Haylea.Stuteville@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

LegislationGovernment Affairs Unit

Nick Dauster

512-776-3880

LeishmaniasisZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

LeprosyHansen's Disease Program

tb.feedback@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)TB/HIV/STD Section

tb.feedback@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

LeptospirosisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Library Services (Audiovisual Library)Audiovisual Library

avlibrary@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7260

Library Services (Early Childhood Intervention/Rehabilitation Collection)Audiovisual Library

avlibrary@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7260

Library Services (Funding Information Center)Funding Information Center

fundctr@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7684

Library Services (Medical and Research Library)Medical and Research Library

library@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7559

ListeriosisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Literature, Forms, and Publications - HHS (Pinnacle System)Pinnacle Online Ordering

Low Level Radioactive WasteRadioactive Material Group

Radiation Control Program

(512) 834-6770 ext. 2843

Lyme DiseaseZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)HIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

Mad Cow Disease, See also Bovine spongioform encephalitis (BSE) and Crutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Rachael.Straver@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2632

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)PSQA Unit – Drugs and Medical Devices Group

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

(512) 834-6755

MalariaZoonosis Control Branch

Sepehr.Arshadmansab@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3520

Marriage StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

Data Management Program

512-776-7509

Marriage StatisticsCenter for Health Statistics

vstat@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7509

Maternal and Child Health EpidemiologyFamily and Community Health Services (FCHS) Division

Natalie Archer

Karen Ruggiero

512-776-2870

512-776-2749

Maternal Care DesignationEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Maternal HealthTitle V Maternal and Child Health

Evelyn Interis

Julie Stagg

512-776-2942

512-776-6917

Meaningful UseCenter for Health Policy and Performance

MeaningfulUseTX@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2972

Measles (Rubeola)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2722

512-776-6577

Measles, German (Rubella)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Meat and PoultryMeat Safety Assurance Unit

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

512-834-6760

Medical Advisory Board (MAB) (Reviews Driver's Licenses for Medical Reasons)Medical Advisory Board

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Medical Device Distributor and Manufacturers LicensesMedical Device Manufacturers and Distributors

Drugs and Food Safety Licensing Group

512-834-6727

Medical DevicesMedical Device Manufacturers and Distributors

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Medical Gas RegulationsDrugs Manufacturers and Distributors

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Medical Serology – Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

Dawn.Dutelle@dshs.texas.gov

Cari.Sloma@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7592

512-776-7760

Medical WastePSQA Unit – Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Products Safety Group

Public Health and Sanitation Program

(512) 834-6788

MeningitisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Meningococcal InfectionsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Meningococcal Meningitis VaccineImmunization Unit

schoolimm@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

Mental Health - HHSCMental Health and Substance Use - HHSC

Mercury PoisoningEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

epitox@dshs.state.tx.us

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

MicrobiologyLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

512-776-7599

Fax: 512-776-7452

Migration for Birth DataCenter for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Milk & Dairy LicensesMilk and Dairy Group

Drugs and Food Safety Licensing Group

512-834-6727

Milk and Dairy RegulationsMilk and Dairy Group

Milk and Dairy Group

512-834-6758

Mosquito identification and testingZoonosis Control Branch

Bethany.Bolling@dshs.texas.gov

Mary.D'Anton@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Motor Vehicle Injury DataEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Dan Dao

512-776-3575

Motor Vehicle SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

800-252-8255

Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDR-A)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

MumpsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

NaegleriaEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Haylea.Stuteville@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Narcotics (Schedule of Controlled Substances)PSQA Unit – Drugs and Medical Devices Group

Karen Tannert

(512) 834-6755

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)Texas Primary Care Office

Cindy Ellis

512-776-7518 ext. 2127

NBS (NEDSS Base System)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

NEDSS@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Neonatal DesignationEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Neural Tube Defects Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance

Mark Canfield

512-776-7232, ext. 6158

Newborn Hearing ScreeningTEHDI Program

TEHDI Program

512-776-7726

Newborn ScreeningHealth Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Newborn Screening - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Biochemistry and Genetics Branch

Rachel.Lee@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7158

Newborn Screening Genetic ConsultingGenetic Screening and Clinical Care Coordination

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

News Media RelationsPress Office

Chris Van Deusen

512-776-7119

Norwalk and Norwalk-LikeEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Notifiable Conditions (Disease Reporting)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

Johnathan.Ledbetter@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2663

512-776-7676

Nuclear Power Plants/Emergency ResponseInspection Unit – Environmental Monitoring Group

Radiation Control Program

512-834-6770, ext. 2022

Obesity Prevention ProgramPrimary Prevention Branch

Brett Spencer

Melissa Cammack

512-776-6161

512-776-3053

Occupational Diseases: Asbestos, Silicosis, Pesticide, Occupational Lead PoisoningEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Emily Hall

Jose Velez

Ketki Patel

512-776-7269

512-776-7269

Occupational HealthEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Ketki Patel

Leticia Nogueira

512-776-3723

512-776-6704

Office of General CounselOffice of General Counsel

Lisa Hernandez

512-776-7236

Open Records - Public Information RequestsOffice of General Counsel

Open Records

512-776-6966

Oral/Dental Health/Texas Health Steps DentalOral Health Branch

Oral Health Program

512-776-3001

OxygenDrug Manufacturers and Distributors

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

OystersPSQA Unit – Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

(512) 834-6757

Parasitology (Parasites) – Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Services Branch

Chun.Wang@dshs.texas.gov

Cathy.Snider@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2552

512-776-7560

Passenger SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Paternity RecordsVital Statistics

Jan Burks

512-776-7399

Perinatal Health ProgramOffice of Title V and Family Health

Evelyn Interis

512-776-2942

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Pesticide Exposure Reporting (Occupational)Environmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Jose Velez

Leticia Nogueira

512-776-6216

512-776-6704

Pesticide Exposure, Health Impact and ToxicologyEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Ketki Patel

Leticia Nogueira

512-776-6216

512-776-6704

Pesticides in FoodFoods Group

Foods Group

512-834-6670

Pests/Unsanitary Conditions (Public Nuisance Complaints)PSQA Unit – Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Products Safety Group

Public Health Sanitation Program

512-834-6753

Pet Entry/Import RequirementsZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6622

PharmacyPharmacy Branch

ITEAMS.PharmacyHelpdesk@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7500

Phenylketonuria (PKU)Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Phenylketonuria (PKU) - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Biochemistry and Genetics Branch

Rachel.Lee@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7430

Physical ActivityObesity Prevention Program

Brett Spencer

512-776-6161

Physical Activity and WellnessObesity Prevention Program

Brett Spencer

Kristy Hansen

512-776-6161

512-776-3053

PinwormsLaboratory

Cathy.Snider@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7560

Plague In Humans and AnimalsZoonosis Control Branch

Kathy.Parker@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Pneumococcal InfectionsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

PolioEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

PopulationCenter for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Potassium Iodide (KI)Consumer Protection Division

Radiation Control Program

512-834-6770 ext. 2843

Poultry and MeatMeat Safety Assurance Unit

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

512-834-6760

PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System)Health Data Assessment and Reporting

Tanya Guthrie

512-776-2935

Pregnancy High RiskCase Management

Case Management

512-776-2168

Pregnancy, Parenting and DepressionTitle V Maternal and Child Health

Julie Stagg

512-776-6917

Prenatal ServicesTitle V Maternal and Child Health

Julie Stagg

512-776-6917

Press OfficePress Office

Chris Van Deusen

512-776-7119

Preventive Medicine ResidencyAcademic Affairs

PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3686

Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Haylea.Stuteville@dshs.texas.gov

Antonio.Aragon@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Privacy (HIPAA)HIPAA

HIPAA Privacy Officer

512-458-7313

Product Safety LicensingChemical and Product Safety Licensing Group

AVC Permitting

512-834-6600

Product Safety RegulationsPSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

HazPro Help

512-834-6787

Promotor(a) ProgramPromotor(a) or Community Health Worker Training and Certification Program

Beatrice Smith

Adriana Flores

512-776-2808

512-776-3860

Pseudoephedrine Sales – Certificate of Authority (Licenses)Drugs & Food Safety Licensing Group

Drugs and Food Safety Licensing Group

512-834-6727

PsittacosisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement (CDC)Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

Jeff Hoogheem

512-776-7219

Public Health Funding & Policy CommitteeRegional & Local Coordination

PHFPC@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7770

Public Health NuisancesPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

512-834-6788

Public Health NursingRegional and Local Coordination

David Gruber

Beverly Pritchett

512-776-7770

512-776-7770

Public Health PrioritiesOffice of Science and Population Health

publichealth@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7792

Public Health Regions and ServicesRegional and Local Coordination

David Gruber

512-776-7770

Public Information - MediaPress Office

Chris Van Deusen

512-776-7119

Public Information - Open Records RequestsOffice of General Counsel

Open Records

512-776-6966

Public Lodging (Hotel/Motel)Public Sanitation and Retail Safety

Public Sanitation and Retail Safety

512-834-6788

Public PlaygroundPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

Public Health Sanitation Program

512-834-6753

Public RestroomsPublic Sanitation and Retail Food Safety

Public Health Sanitation Program

512-834-6753

Public Swimming PoolsPSQA Unit – Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Products Safety Group

Katie Moore

512-834-6788, ext. 2306

Publications - Pinnacle SystemGeneral Reference

DSHS Library Services

512-776-7260

Publications - Pinnacle SystemHHS Warehouse

Jensen Roberts

512-250-7116

Publications - Pinnacle SystemPinnacle Online Ordering

Noel Lashbrook

512-487-3498

Q FeverZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Quality Assurance of Health Care ServicesQuality Management Branch, Performance Mgmt. Unit

Nancy Taylor

512-458-7111, ext. 3153

Rabies - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

Nachea.Qualls@dshs.texas.gov

Crystal.VanCleave@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7491

512-776-7515

Rabies In AnimalsZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Rabies In HumansZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Rabies LawsZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

Debbie.Speicher@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Rabies Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (Bait Drop)Zoonosis Control Branch

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Rabies Statewide QuarantineZoonosis Control Branch

Pam.Wilson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Radiation (Low-Level Waste)Radioactive Material Group

Radioactive Material (RAM) Licensing

512-834-6688 ext. 2861

Radiation (Nonionizing) InpectionsInspection Unit – X-Ray Group

X-Ray and Laser Machine Inspections

737-218-7136

Radiation (Nuclear Emergency Planning)Inspection Unit – Environmental Monitoring Group

Glen Corbin

512-834-6770, ext. 2028

Radiation (Pantex, Nuclear Weapons)Inspection Unit – Environmental Monitoring Group

Chris Moore

512-834-6770, ext. 2014

Radiation AccidentsInspection Unit – Environmental Monitoring Group

Art Tucker

512-834-6770, ext. 2359

Radiation LicensingRegulatory Licensing Unit

RAMlicensing@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6688 ext. 2861

Radiation Policy/Standards & Quality Assurance RegulationsPSQA Unit – Radiation Group

Chuck Flynn

512-834-6770, ext. 2821

Radioactive MaterialRegulatory Licensing Unit – Radioactive Materials Group

RAMlicensing@dshs.texas.gov

512-834-6688, ext. 2861

RadonInspection Unit – Environmental Monitoring Group

Ruben Cortez

512-834-6770 x2004

Ratite (Ostrich, Emu Slaughter Process Inspection)Meat Safety Assurance Unit

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

512-834-6760

Red TideSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

Regional Advisory Councils (RACs)/Trauma SystemsEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Remote Inspectors (Dental, Veterinary, Podiatry, Minimal Threat)Inspections Unit - Radiation - Mammography Group

Yvette Stewart

512-834-6770, ext. 2030

RenderingMeat Safety Assurance Unit

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

512-834-6760

Reportable DiseasesEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

ResidencyAcademic Linkages

PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3686

Restaurant (Yellow Grease)PSQA Unit – Meat Group

Meat Safety Assurance Unit

512-834-6760

Restaurant Sanitation RegulationsPSQA Unit – Foods Establishment Group

Cheryl Wilson

512-834-6753 x2053

RestroomsPSQA Unit – Public Health Sanitation & Consumer Product Safety Group

Dora Fogle

512-834-6788, ext. 2306

Retail Food Establishment Inspections (Non-Profit and Government Organizations)Retail Food Establishments

Food Licensing Group

512-834-6626

Retail Food Establishments, Inspection Officer Standardization/TrainingRetail Food Establishments

Retail Food Service Establishments Program

512-834-6753

Retail Food Establishments ComplaintsRetail Foods Establishments

Cheryl Wilson

512-834-6753, ext. 2053

Retail Food Establishments InspectionsRetail Food Establishments

Retail Food Establishments Program

512-834-6753

Retail Food Establishments Licenses Retail Food Establishments

Foods Licensing Group

512-834-6626

Retail Food Establishments Manager CertificationCertified Food Manager Program

Certified Food Manager Program

512-834-6753

Rheumatic FeverInfectious Disease Control Unit

Lesley.Brannan@dshs.texas.gov

Amy.Littman@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Risk Assessment and Environmental ContaminationEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Tom Ellerbee

512-776-6039

Rocky Mountain Spotted FeverZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Rubella (German Measles)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

Greg.Leos@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Safe RidersSafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Safety WorkplacePSQA Section – Environmental Hazards Unit

TxHazCom Help

512-834-6787

Salmonellosis Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Jonathan.Kolsin@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Salmonellosis in reptiles and amphibiansZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Salvage CosmeticsSalvage Brokers and Establishments

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Salvage DrugSalvage Brokers and Establishments

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Salvage Food RegulationsSalvage Brokers and Establishments

Foods Group

512-834-6770

Salvage Medical DevicesSalvage Brokers and Establishments

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6755

Scarlet Fever/Rheumatic FeverInfectious Disease Control Unit

Amy.Littman@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

School Cafeteria Inspection Payment/Applications Retail Foods Establishments

Foods Licensing Group

512-834-6626

School HealthSchool Health Program

School Health Program

512-776-7279

School Health – Texas School Health Advisory CommitteeSchool Health Program

School Health Program

512-776-7279

School Immunization RequirementsImmunization Unit

schoolimm@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

School NursesSchool Health Program

Anita Wheeler

512-776-2909

School-Based Health CentersSchool-Based Health Centers

School Health Program

512-776-7279

Schools (Head Lice)School Health Program

School Health Program

512-776-7279

Schools/Child Care Facilities (Vision/Hearing Screening)School Vision and Hearing Screening Program

Vision and Hearing Screening Program

512-776-6442

Science and Population Health, Office ofOffice of Science and Population Health

publichealth@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7792

Seafood and Shellfish LicensesFoods Group

Foods Licensing Group

512-834-6626, ext. 2646

512-834-6757, ext. 2500

Seafood ContaminationSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

Seafood Safety (other than shellfish and crab meat)Foods Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6670

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS Laboratory Issues)Laboratory Services Section, Microbiological Services Branch

Crystal.VanCleave@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7594

Sexual Violence PreventionTitle V Maternal and Child Health

Carol Harvey

512-776-6965

ShellfishSeafood and Aquatic Life Group

Seafood and Aquatic Life Group

512-834-6757

ShigellosisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

512-776-7676

Sickle CellNewborn Screening

Newborn Screening Unit

512-776-3957

Silicosis ReportingEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Emily Hall

Ketki Patel

512-776-2652

512-776-3723

Smallpox (Variola)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Snakes-PoisonousEnvironmental Epi and Disease Registry Section

Matt Forrester

512-659-3627

South Texas Laboratory - Harlingen, TXLaboratory Services Section

Aurora.Martinez@dshs.texas.gov

956-364-8748

Spinal Cord InjuriesEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Stacy Jorgensen

512-776-2808

Spinal ScreeningSchool Spinal Screening Program

Spinal Screening Program

512-776-6442

St. Louis EncephalitisZoonosis Control Branch

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

StaphylococcalEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

State EpidemiologistOffice of Science and Population Health

StateEpi@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7198

State Hospitals - HHSC (State Mental Health Facilities)Hospital Services Section

Statewide Health Coordinating CouncilCenter for Health Statistics

shcc@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6541

Statistics (Demographic Trends, Income, Poverty Rate)Center for Health Statistics

chs-info@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Strategic National StockpileHealth Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bruce Clements

512-458-7219

Streptococcal Disease, Group A & BEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Amy.Littman@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

StrokeHeart Disease and Stroke Program

Nancy Eichner

512-776-3684

Stroke Designation EMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Substance Use - HHSC (Substance Abuse)Mental Health and Substance Use - HHSC

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)Office of Title V and Family Health

Amy Bailey

512-776-2311

Suffocations/ObstructionsEnvironmental Epi and Injury Surveillance Group

Dan Dao

512-458-3575

Suicide Prevention - HHSCMental Health and Substance Use - HHSC

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK(8255)

SuicidesEnvironmental Epi and Injury Surveillance Group

Dan Dao

Adrian Conder

512-776-3575

512-776-6379

Survey of Organizational ExcellenceDivision of Organization Development

Robin Scott

512-458-7111, ext. 6114

Swimming Pools and Spas, PublicPublic Swimming Pools and Spas

Katie Moore

512-834-6788

Syndromic SurveillanceSyndromic Surveillance

Syndromic.Surveillance@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7770

Syndromic Surveillance Governance CouncilSyndromic Surveillance Governance Council

Syndromic.Surveillance@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7770

SyphilisHIV/STD Program

hivstd@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

TaeniasisEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio LicensesTattoo & Body Piercing Studios

Drugs & Food Safety Licensing Group

512-834-6727

Tattoo StudiosTattoo and Body Piercing Studios

Drugs and Medical Devices Group

512-834-6727

TetanusEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Lucille Palenapa

512-776-2588

Texas Center for Infectious Disease - Health Facility (TCID) (Health Facility)Texas Center for Infectious Disease - Health Facility (TCID)

210-534-8857

Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies (TCNWS)Center for Health Statistics

tcnws@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-6723

Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and StrokeHeart Disease and Stroke Program

Nancy.Eichner@dshs.texas.gov

Heather.Bertero@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-3684

512-776-3434

Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)Texas Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (TEHDI)

TEHDI Program

512-776-7726

Texas EMS Trauma NewsEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Texas Environmental Health InstituteEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Heidi Bojes

512-776-6704

Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81, Communicable Diseases, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control ActEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Johnathan.Ledbetter@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Texas Health Steps (EPSDT)Texas Health Steps (EPSDT)

THSteps Program

512-776-7745

Texas Poison Center NetworkEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Judy Whitfield

Mathias Forrester

512-776-6328

512-659-3627

Texas Primary Care OfficeTexas Primary Care Office

Texas Primary Care Office

512-776-7518

Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC)Immunization Unit

TVFC@dshs.texas.gov

800-252-9152

Text4BabyHealthy Texas Babies

Title V Maternal and Child Health

512-776-7373

Tick Borne DiseasesZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Tick identification and testingZoonosis Control Branch

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Title VTitle V Maternal and Child Health

Title V Maternal and Child Health

512-776-7373

Tobacco Prevention and ControlTobacco Prevention and Control

Clay Scallan

512-776-3307

Toxic Substances Coordinating CommitteeEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

epitox@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2222

ToxicologyEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

epitox@dshs.state.tx.us

ToxoplasmosisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Toy SafetyHazardous Consumer Products Registration Program

Hazpro Help

512-834-6787

Traffic SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

800-252-8255

TRAIN TexasHealth Emergency Preparedness and Response

TXTRAIN@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7336

Trauma DesignationEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Trauma RegistryEnvironmental and Injury Epidemiology and Toxicology Unit

Dan Dao

512-776-3575

Trauma RulesEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Trauma Systems/Regional Advisory Councils (RACs)/EMSEMS/Trauma Systems

EMS/Trauma Systems

512-834-6700

Travel Information (immunization required)Immunization Unit

512-776-2514

TrichinosisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

TuberculosisTB Services Branch

Sandra Morris

512-533-3128

Tuberculosis/Mycology (Fungi) - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

Jan.Owen@dshs.texas.gov

Denise.Dunbar@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-2687

512-776-7342

Tuberculosis ReportingTB/HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

TBHIVSTDdata@dshs.texas.gov

512-533-3000

TularemiaZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Kathy.Parker@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Typhoid FeverEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

TyphusZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Bonny.Mayes@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Vancomycin Intermediate Stapylococcus aureus (VISA)/Vancomycin Resistant Stapylococcus aureus (VRSA)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Susana.Baumann@dshs.texas.gov

Jennifer.Vinyard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Varicella (Chickenpox)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Variola (Smallpox)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Laura.Tabony@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Vehicle SafetySafe Riders Program

Frank Luera

512-776-2207

Venezuelan Equine EncephalomyelitisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Kelly.Broussard@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Veterinary ReportingZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Laura.Robinson@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Vibrio InfectionsEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Violence/MurdersEnvironmental Epi and Injury Surveillance Group

Dan Dao

512-776-3575

Virology (Viruses) - Laboratory TestingLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

Crystal.VanCleave@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7594

Vision and Hearing ScreeningSchool Vision and Hearing Screening Program

Vision and Hearing Screening Program

512-776-6442

Vital Records FraudInspector General, Office of the

Andy Abrams

512-458-7431

Vital Records StatisticsVital Statistics

Field Services

512-776-3010

VolunteersCenter for Consumer and External Affairs

Rob Lallier

Annette Brown (State Hospitals)

512-776-7688

512-206-5161

Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP)Radiation Control

Mike Rutherford

512-834-6770, ext. 2021

Water – Laboratory Testing for BacteriaLaboratory Services Section, Microbiological Sciences Branch

Monica.Kingsley@dshs.texas.gov

Chris.Malota@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7562

512-776-7611

Waterborne Diseases and OutbreaksEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Irina.Cody@dshs.texas.gov

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Water-Bottled WaterFoods Group

Foods Group

512-834-6670

West Nile Zoonosis Control Branch

Tom.Sidwa@dshs.texas.gov

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Western Equine EncephalitisZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Kelsey.Sanders@dshs.texas.gov

Allison.Sierocki@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Worksite WellnessObesity Prevention Program

Rocky Payne

512-776-3672

X-Ray Compliance and InspectionsInspection Unit – X-Ray Group

Helen Watkins

512-834-6770, ext. 2006

X-Ray Registration – Medical and Industrial X-Ray ProgramsRegulatory Licensing Unit – Radiation Safety Branch - Machine Source Group

Jo Turkette

512-834-6688, ext. 2247

YersiniaEmerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch

Venessa.Cantu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Youth Camp LicensingYouth Camp Program

Environmental and Santitation Licensing Group

512-834-6660, ext. 2174

Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBSS)Center for Health Statistics

yrbs@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7261

Zika VirusInfectious Disease Control Unit

feedback.idcu@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Zoonosis (General)Zoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676

Zoonotic Health TopicsZoonosis Control Branch

Eric.Fonken@dshs.texas.gov

Tom.Sidwa@dshs.texas.gov

512-776-7676