Tuberculosis Disease Branch


DSHS Public Health Regions 2&3
1301 South Bowen Road, Suite 200
Arlington, Texas 76013

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tuberculosis Elimination Division is to prevent, control, and eliminate tuberculosis among the people of Texas. This will be accomplished through coordinating the efforts of health departments, health care providers and communities to develop, implement and assure compliance with effective tuberculosis strategies, standards, and policies.

The Regional Tuberculosis Branch services 38 of 49 counties in the North Texas Region (PDF) by active involvement in disease prevention and elimination functions including:

  • Disease Surveillance and Investigation
  • Testing and Treatment
  • Education and Outbreak Response

DSHS PHR 2-3 Tuberculosis Staff Contacts       Confidential Fax: 817-264-4895   

Oscar Hernandez   TB/HIV/STD Manager 817-264-4552 Oscar.hernandez@dshs.texas.gov  
Juanita Burdette Program Coordinator/ Team Lead   817-264-4894 Juanita.burdette@dshs.texas.gov  
Thea Simon-Abraham   Case Registry 817-264-4505 Thea.Simon-Abraham@dshs.texas.gov  
Marissa Eugene Contact Investigator 817-264-4892 Marissa.eugene@dshs.texas.gov  
Sariah Picon Contact Investigator 817-264-4897   Sariah.picon@dshs.texas.gov  
Vacant Accounts Payable Specialist 817-264-4532  

Tuberculosis Disease reporting contact information for all Region 2/3 Local Health Departments and a list of other DSHS departmental reporting phone and fax numbers can be accessed here (pdf) 


Tuberculosis Information for Patients and General Public

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Last updated December 19, 2017