Chief State Epidemiologist

Jennifer A. Shuford, MD, MPH

Dr. Jennifer Schuford

Dr. Shuford graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, followed by an infectious disease fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Shuford worked in Austin, Texas as an infectious disease physician in private practice prior to joining Texas Department of State Health Services in 2017. She is currently the Chief State Epidemiologist for DSHS, providing leadership for data-driven activities and policy formation aimed at improving the health of all Texans. She also serves on the faculty of the DSHS Preventive Medicine and Public Health Residency Program. She is a member of Travis County Medical Society and Infectious Disease Society of America. She is also a member of Texas Medical Association, where she serves as a consultant to their Committee on Infectious Diseases.

Last updated October 19, 2021