Syndromic Surveillance Governance Council – Committee Members

DSHS Associate Commissioner
David W. Gruber
Associate Commissioner, Division for Regional and Local Health Operations, Texas Department of State Health Services
Term expires: standing position

DSHS State Epidemiologist
Linda K. Gaul, MPH, PhD
State Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services
Term expires: standing position

HHS/DSHS Information Technology
Weizhen Bao, PMP, CSM, CTCM 
Branch Manager for Consumer Protection and Regional and Local Health Operations, Public Health Applications, Texas Health and Human Services
Term expires: standing position

DSHS Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
Herminia Alva, MPH, CPH
Disaster Epidemiologist, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Section, Texas Department of State Health Services
Term expires: standing position

Houston Health Department
Joann Schulte, DO, MPH
Chief Physician & Deputy Health Authority, Houston Health Department
Term expires: standing position

Tarrant County Public Health
Talmage M. Holmes, PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Disease Control and Prevention, Tarrant County Public Health
Term expires: standing position

Small Local Health Department  

Brittany Burgess, MPH

Epidemiologist, Victoria County Public Health Department

Term expires: December 31, 2022

Medium Local Health Department
Carol Hill

Assistant Director, City of Amarillo Department of Public Health
Term expires: December 31, 2020

Large Local Health Department
Philip Huang, MD, MPH
Director, Dallas County Health and Human Services
Term expires: December 31, 2021

DSHS Public Health Region
Carol M. Davis, MSPH, CPH
Deputy Regional Director, Public Health Region 7, Texas Department of State Health Services
Term expires: December 31, 2020

DSHS Infectious Disease Prevention
Johnathan Ledbetter, MPH
Epidemiologist/Invasive and Respiratory Infectious Disease Team Lead, Emerging & Acute Infectious Disease Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services
Term expires: December 31, 2021

Data Providers
Belinda Medrano, MPH
Infection Preventionist, Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville
Term expires: December 31, 2022

Carl Vartian, MD, MS
Chief Medical Information Officer, HCA-Gulf Coast Division
Term expires: December 31, 2021

J. Don Vickers, MEd, CCHP, CMP, CNE
CEO/Managing Partner, HPT Healthcare
Term expires: December 31, 2020

School of Public Health
Thaddeus Miller, MPH, DrPH
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Health Management and Policy, University of North Texas Health Science Center – School of Public Health
Term expires: December 31, 2022

 

Last updated May 2, 2019