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, TX 79424
Phone: 806-744-3577 
FAX: 806-783-6466
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 806-744-3577 
Program Manager: Kevin McClaran
Epidemiologist III: Cindy Hernandez
Epidemiologist II: Samantha Curtis
Epidemiologist I: Vacant
PH Prevention Specialist II: Elena Rodriguez

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 2/3 - Arlington
1301 South Bowen Road, Suite 200 
Arlington, TX 76013 
Phone: 817-264-4541
FAX: 817-264-4557 
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 817-822-6786

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 4/5N - Tyler
2521West Front Street 
Tyler, TX 75702 
Phone: 903-533-5283 
FAX: 903-535-7581
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 866-310-9698
Program Manager: Elizabeth Cuevas, PhD, MSPH, LP
Epidemiologist II, Lead Epi: Stephanie Williamson
Physician’s Assistant/Clinical Epidemiologist: Lara Beverly
Epidemiologist I: Arianna Assad
Epidemiologist I: Page Barbalena
Epidemiologist I: Alexandro Chavira
Epidemiologist I: Khadijah Davis
Epidemiologist I: Paola Gonzalez    

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 6/5S - Houston
5425 Polk Avenue, Suite J
Houston, TX 77023-1497
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 800-270-3128 or 713-767-3000
FAX: 713-767-3006
Epidemiology Manager: Kaitlin Driesse-Keegan
Regional Disaster Epidemiologist: Kiley J. Mann, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Sarah May
Epidemiologist II: Morgan Jibowu
Epidemiologist II: Amanda Wright
Epidemiologist I: Tyler Swate

*non-ERT staff but coordinates with ERT staff during disaster response

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 7 - Temple
2408 South 37th Street
Temple, TX 76504-7168
Phone: 254-778-6744
FAX: 254-899-0405
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 254-778-6744
Program Manager: Bonnie Morehead, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist III: Whitney Thomas, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Conner Carlsen, MPH, CPH
Epidemiologist II: Vacant
Epidemiologist I: Aishwarya Reddy
Program Specialist III: Vacant
Public Health and Prevention Specialist III: Stephanie Lee, MPH
Public Health and Prevention Specialist I: Dolores Mojica

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 8 – San Antonio
7430 Louis Pasteur Drive 
San Antonio, TX 78229 
Phone: 210-949-2000 
FAX: 512-206-3995
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 210-949-2121
Epidemiology Manager: Elise Rush, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist II: Martika Batista-Martin
Epidemiologist I: Rina Solanki 
Epidemiologist I: Mary Tipton, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist I: Robert Smith, MPH
Epidemiologist I: Michelle Faller, MPH
Surveillance Coordinator: Jason Olson
Nurse: Adriana Pozo, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 9/10 – El Paso
401 E Franklin, Ste 210
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-834-7675
FAX: 915-834-7842
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 888-847-6892  
Program Manager: Dave Kolberson, RN
Epidemiology Supervisor: Vanessa V. Palacios, MCJ
Epidemiologist II: Karla Ruiz, MPH
Epidemiologist I: Vianay Nava, MPH
Program Specialist: Rebecca Basurto-Gonzalez

PUBLIC HEALTH REGION 11 - Harlingen
601 West Sesame Drive 
Harlingen, TX 78550 
Phone: 956-423-0130 
FAX: 956-444-3216 
24/7 Emergency Hotline: 956-421-5559
Epidemiologist III: Carla Gutiérrez Tyler, MS, MPH 
Epidemiologist II: Ariana Garza, MPH
Epidemiologist II: Karen Nunez, MS, MPH
PH Prevention Specialist III (Rio Grande City): Vacant 
PH Prevention Specialist II: Karen Ramos
PH Prevention Specialist II (Corpus Christi): Michael Marquez