Health Service Region 11 Epidemiological Response Team

Vision Statement                                                                

We work with all counties in Region 11 on issues related to public health emergency prepardness and response, as well as the prevention and control of infectious diseases. We also are prepared to assist with public health emergencies and disease outbreaks in any other part of the state.


To promote public health through ensuring that communities are prepared to deal with incidents of bio terrorism and other public health threats and through the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Our mission will be accomplished by applying principles of public health stakeholders to formulate response plans and interventions.


  • Participate in regional bioterrorism reponse planning.
  • Prepare for and response to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.
  • Conduct infectious disease surveillance activities and epidemiological investigations.
  • Disseminate information on bioterrorism preparedness and response to the community and to other public health professionals, fact sheets, brochures, and formal written documents.

Related links:

Disease_Reporting_Flowchart_HSR11_2009 - (30KB PDF, Viewing Information)
Guidelines_for_Surveillance_and_Investigation_-_Region_11_02-07 - (68KB PDF, Viewing Information)

Program Contacts:

Barbara Adams , Epidemiologist III, office: 956-421-5559
Vivienne Heines , Epidemiologist I, office: 361-888-7837
Melissa A. Davis , RN,DSN, MS - Nurse IV, office: 956-421-5516
Maggie Davidson - PHT III, office: 956-421-5557

Fax: 956-444-3216
24/7 epidemiologist on-call: 956-421-5559


Last updated February 24, 2011