24/7 DSHS Epidemiology Response Teams

Listing of 24/7 Public Health Emergency Hotline Numbers for the Epidemiology Response Teams in each DSHS Public Health Region.

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 1 - Lubbock
6302 Iola Ave. 
Lubbock, Texas 79424
Phone: (806) 744-3577 
FAX: (806) 783-6466
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (806) 778-7391 

Epidemiologist III: Kevin McClaran
Epidemiologist I: Cindy Hernandez
Nurse: Cindy Rackler
Public Health & Prevention Specialist II: Lupe Coronado

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 2/3 - Arlington

1301 South Bowen Road, Suite 200 
Arlington, Texas 76013 
Phone: (817) 264-4541
FAX: (817) 264-4557 
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (817) 822-6786

Program Manager: Terry LaFon, RN, BSN
Epidemiologist III: Diana Cervantes, MS, DrPH, CPH, CIC
Epidemiologist III: Vacant
Epidemiologist II: Loan VanAuken, D-ABMDI, MS
Epidemiologist II: Heidi Threadgill Honza, CIC, CPH
Epidemiologist II: David Retana, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Steven Pulvino, MPH
Public Health & Prevention Specialist II: Ashley Rodriguez
Nurse: Irene Key, RN
Nurse: Kelly LaMendola, RN

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 4/5N - Tyler
2521 West Front Street 
Tyler, Texas 75702 
Phone: (903) 533-5390
FAX: (903) 535-7581
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (866) 310-9698

Program Manager: David Leary
Epidemiologist II: January Smith, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist I: Haron Siringi
ERT Nurse: Brad Francis
Public Health & Prevention Specialist: Stephanie Williamson

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 6/5S - Houston

5425 Polk Avenue, Suite J
Houston, Texas 77023-1497
24/7 Emergency Hotline:  800-270-3128 or (713) 767-3000
FAX: (713) 767-3006
Epidemiology Manager: Huai Lin, MD, PhD
Epidemiologist III: Lauren Weil, PhD, MPH
Epidemiologist I: Donna Evans
Epidemiology Investigator: Neeti Karmacharya, MPH

 
PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 7 - Temple

2408 South 37th Street 
Temple, Texas 76504-7168 
Phone: (254) 778-6744 
FAX: (254) 899-0405
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (254) 778-6744

Program Manager: Carol Davis, MSPH, CPH
Epidemiologist III: Bonnie Feldt Morehead, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Sophia Anyatonwu, MPH, CPH, CIC
Nurse: Christine Green, BSN, RN
Public Health & Prevention Specialist II: Christa Cook, MPH
Public Health & Prevention Specialist I: Conner Carlsen, MPH, CIC

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 8 – San Antonio
7430 Louis Pasteur Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78229 
Phone: (210) 949-2000 
FAX: (210) 692-1457
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (210) 949-2121

Epidemiology Manager: Miguel Cervantes, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Elise Rush, MPH
Epidemiologist I: Vacant
Epidemiologist I: Vacant
Epidemiologist I (Seguin): Connie Alaniz
Nurse: Adriana Massone, MPH, BSN, RN
Seguin: (830) 401-5723

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 9/10 – El Paso

401 E Franklin, Ste 210
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 834-7675
FAX: (915) 834-7842
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (888) 847-6892  

Program Manager: Dave Kolberson, RN
Epidemiologist: Vanessa V. Palacios, MCJ
Nurse: Vacant
Program Specialist: Rebecca Basurto-Gonzalez 
Program Specialist (Midland): Haylea Stuteville, MPH
Midland: (432) 571-4101

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 11 - Harlingen

601 West Sesame Drive 
Harlingen, Texas 78550 
Phone: (956) 423-0130 
FAX: (956) 444-3216 
24/7 Emergency Hotline: (956) 421-5559

Epidemiology Manager: Carla Tyler, MS, MPH, CPH, CHES
Epidemiologist II: Vacant
Epidemiologist II: Vacant
Public Health & Prevention Specialist III: Vacant
Public Health & Prevention Specialist III: Elida Torres
Public Health & Prevention Specialist II (Beeville): Guadalupe Holdiness, LVN
Public Health & Prevention Specialist II (Rio Grande City): Sylvia Garza


Last updated September 1, 2017