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BRFSS State Coordinators

Alabama

Coordinator: Crystal Franklin, MPH
Alabama Department of Public Health
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
201 Monroe Street, Suite 960
Montgomery, Alabama 36204
Phone: 334-206-3001
Fax: 334-206-5609
http://www.adph.org

Project Director: James J. McVay, Dr.PA
Phone: 334-206-5300
Fax: 334-206-5609

Alaska

Coordinator: Rebecca TopolSection of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Alaska Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 110616
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0616
Phone: 907-465-8540
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/chronic/hsl/brfss/default.htm

Project Director: Andrea M. Fenaughty, PhD
Phone: 907-269-8025

American Samoa

Coordinator: Iugafono E. Sunia
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition
P.O. Box 1716
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Phone: 684-633-4589
Fax: 684-633-4340

Project Director: Va''a Tofaeono

Phone: 684-633-4589
Fax: 684-633-4340

Arizona

Coordinator: Judy Bass
Arizona Department of Health Services
Office of Epidemiology and Statistics
150 N 18th Avenue, Suite 550
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3248
Phone: 602-542-1125
http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/phstats/brfs/index.htm 

Project Director: Khaleel S. Hussaini, Ph.D.

Phone: 602-542-4452

Arkansas

Coordinator: Monica Whitwell, M.Ed.
BRFSS Coordinator
Health Statistics Branch
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Office: 501-661-2003
Fax: 501-661-2544
Email: monica.whitwell@arkansas.gov
http://www.brfss.arkansas.gov

Project Director: Mary A McGehee, PhD
Phone: 501-661-2633
Fax: 501-661-2544

California

Coordinator: Sandy Kwong, M.P.H.
Research Scientist Supervisor
California Cancer Registry
Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch
Phone: 916-731-2532
Fax: 916-454-1538
Email: sandy.kwong@cdph.ca.gov
http://www.surveyresearchgroup.com/sub.php?page=data 

Project Director: Kurt Snipes, PhD
Phone: 916-449-5541

Colorado

Coordinator: Rickey Tolliver, MPH
Colorado State Department of Health
Health Statistics Section, HSVRD-HSA1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Phone: 303-692-2192
Fax: 303-691-7821
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/brfss/index.html

Project Director: Alyson Shupe, PhD, MSW
Phone: 303-692-2168

Connecticut

Coordinator: Diane Aye, MPH, PhD
Connecticut Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 340308, MS#11PSI
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7756
Fax: 860-509-7785
http://www.dph.state.ct.us 

Project Director: Diane Aye, MPH, PhD
Phone: 860-509-7756
Fax: 860-509-7717

Delaware

Coordinator: Fred Breukelman
Department of Health and Social Services
Delaware Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 637
Dover, Delaware 19903
Phone: 302-744-1009
Fax: 302-739-3839
http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dph/dpc/brfsurveys.html 

Project Director: Fred Breukelman

Phone: 302-744-1009
Fax: 302-739-3839

District of Columbia

Coordinator: Tracy Garner
D.C. Department of Health
Center for Policy Planning and Epidemiology
825 N. Capitol St. NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: 202-442-5857
Fax: 202-442-4796
http://doh.dc.gov/cwp/view,a,1374,q,58303,dohNav_GID,1821.asp 

Federated States of Micronesia

Coordinator: Eugenia A. Samuels
Program Manager
Department of Health & Social Affairs
P. O. Box PS-70
FSM Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia 96941
Phone: 691-320-2619
Fax: 691-320-2872

Project Director: Eugenia Samuels

Phone: 691-320-2619
Fax: 691-320-2872

Florida

Coordinator: Junwei, Jiang, MPH 
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, #A-12
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1720
Phone: 850-245-4444 ext 244
Fax: 850-922-9299
Email: Junwei.Jiang@flhealth.gov
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctrl/epi/brfss/index.htm 

Project Director: Junwei Jiang, MPH
Phone: 850-245-4444 ext 244
Fax: 850-922-9299
Email: Junwei.Jiang@flhealth.gov

Georgia

Coordinator: Madhavi Vajani, MPH

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Division of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW 14.493
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: 404-657-2628
Fax: 404-463-0780
http://health.state.ga.us/epi/brfss/index.asp 

Project Director: Rana Bayakly, MPH
Phone: 404-657-2617
Fax: 404-463-0780

Guam

Coordinator: Alyssa Uncangco
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
123 Chalan Kareta
Mangilao, Guam 96913-6304
Phone: 671-735-7289
www.livehealthyguam.com

Project Director: Rose V Zabala
Phone: 671-735-7265
Fax: 671-734-2066

Hawaii

Coordinator: Florentina Reyes-Salvail, MS
State Department of Health
Office of Planning, Policy and Program Development
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801-3378
Phone: 808-586-4509
Fax: 808-586-4193
http://www.hawaii.gov/health/statistics/brfss/index.html

Project Director: Florentina Reyes-Salvail, MS
Phone: 808-586-4509
Fax: 808-586-4193

Idaho

Coordinator: Christopher Murphy, MS
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
450 W. State Street-First Floor, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
Phone: 208-332-7326
Fax: 208-332-7261
http://healthstatistics.dhw.idaho.gov 

Project Director: Christopher Murphy, MS
Phone: 208-332-7326
Fax: 208-332-7261

Illinois

Coordinator: Bruce Steiner, MS
Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
525 West Jefferson
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone: 217-785-1064
Fax: 217-785-4308
http://app.idph.state.il.us/brfss/

Project Director: Bruce Steiner, MS
Phone: 217-785-1064
Fax: 217-785-4308

Indiana

Coordinator: Linda Stemnock
Indiana State Department of Health
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Data Analysis Team/ERC
Two North Meridian St- 6E
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317-233-7536
Fax: 317-233-7378
http://www.in.gov/isdh/25194.htm 

Project Director: Gary Ordway, MS
Phone: 317-233-7320
Fax: 317-233-7378

Iowa

Coordinator: Donald H. Shepherd, PhD
Iowa Department Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
321 East 12th Street, Lucas SOB
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: 515-281-7132
Fax: 515-281-4958
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/brfss 

Project Director: Donald H Shepherd, PhD.
Phone: 515-281-7132
Fax: 515-281-4958

Kansas

Coordinator: Natalie Jeanie Santaularia, MPH
Kansas Dept of Health and Environment
Bureau of Health Promotion
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1274
Phone: 785-368-7355
Fax: 785-296-8059
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/brfss/index.html 

Project Director: Ghazala Perveen, MBBS, PhD,
Phone: 785-296-8039

Kentucky

Coordinator: Sarojini Kanotra, PhD, MPH
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Division of Prevention and Quality Improvement
275 East Main St, HS2W-
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
Phone: 502 564-7996 X 4284
Fax: 502-564-4667
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/info/dpqi/cd/brfss.htm 

Project Director: Sarojini Kanotra, PhD, MPH
Phone: 502-564-7996 X4284
Fax: 502-564-4667

Louisiana

Coordinator: Laurie M. Freyder, MPH
Louisiana DHH/Office of Public Health
Health Improvement Support Unit
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1936
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: 504-568-8191
Fax: 225-342-5839
Email: Laurie.FreyderAla.gov
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/578

Project Director: Sarah Kitterman
Phone: 225-342-7843
Fax: 225-342-5839

Maine

Coordinator: Melissa Damren
Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services
244 Water Street, 2nd Floor
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Phone: 207-287-1420
Fax: 207-287-5470
Email: melissa.damren@maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/public-health-systems/data-research/brfss/index.shtml 

Project Director: Marty Henson
Phone: 207-287-5468

Maryland

Coordinator: Georgette Lavetsky, MHS
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
201 W Preston St., Ste. 306
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://www.marylandbrfss.org/
Phone: 410-767-5780 
Fax: 410-333-7106
Project Director: Donald Shell, MD, MA
Phone: 410-767-5780
Fax: 410-333-7106

Massachusetts

Coordinator: Maria McKenna
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Health Survey Program
250 Washington Sreet, 6th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-4619
Phone: 617-624-5643
Fax: 617-624-5695
Email: maria.mckenna@state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov/dph/bhsre/cdsp/brfss/brfss.htm

Project Director: Mark Paskowsky
Phone: (617) 624-6064
Email: mark.paskowsky@massmail.state.ma.us

Michigan

Coordinator: Chris Fussman, MPH
Michigan Department of Community Health
Community Public Health Agency
201 Townsend Street, P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
http://www.michigan.gov/brfs/
Phone: 517-335-8144
Fax: 517-335-9195
Project Director: Sarah Lyon-Callo, MA, MS
Phone: 517-335-9315
Fax: 517-335-9790

Minnesota

Coordinator: Nagi Salem, PhD
Minnesota Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
85 East 7th Place
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-5996
Fax: 651-201-5740
http://www.health.state.mn.us

Project Director: Nagi Salem, PhD
Phone: 651-201-5996
Fax: 651-201-5740

Mississippi

Coordinator: Ron McAnally
Mississippi State Health Department
Public Health Statistics
222 Market Ridge Dr.
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: 601-206-8253
Fax: 601-206-8272
Email: Ron.McAnally@msdh.ms.gov
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/brfss/

Project Director: Dick Johnson

Phone: 601-576-7930
Fax: 601-576-7505

Missouri

Coordinator: Janet S. Wilson, M.Ed, MPA
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Office of Epidemiology
920 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO, Missouri 65102-0570
http://health.mo.gov/data/brfss/index.php
Phone: 573-526-6660
Fax: 573-526-4102
Project Director: Shumei Yun, MD, PhD
Phone: 573-522-2809
Fax: 573-522-2899

Montana

Coordinator: Emily Ehrlich
Montana Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
Public Health and Safety Division
1400 Broadway, Room A113
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406-444-2973
Fax: 406-444-6910
http://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/brfss

Project Director: Emily Ehrlich
Phone: 406-444-2973
Fax: 406-444-6910

Nebraska

Coordinator: Mihaela Johnson, PhD
Department of Regulation and Licensure
Office of Health Statistics
P.O. Box 95026/301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: 402-471-1063
Fax: 402-471-9728
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/

Project Director: Jeff Armitage, B.S.
Phone: 402-471-7733

Nevada

Coordinator: Brad Towle, MA, MPA
Department of Human Resources
Nevada State Health Division
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
http://health2k.state.nv.us/nihds/brfss/
Phone: 775-684-4243
Fax: 775-684-5951

Project Director: Brad Towle, MA, MPA
Phone: 775-684-4243
Fax: 775-684-5951

New Hampshire

Coordinator: Kim Lim, Ph.D. MPH
Division of Public Health Services
Health Statistics and Data Management
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-6527
Phone: 603-271-4671
Fax: 603-271-3447
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/HSDM/behavioral-risk.html

Project Director: Kim Lim, Ph.D. MPH
Phone: 603-271-4671
Fax: 603-271-3447

New Jersey

Coordinator: Marie-carme Franklin, MPH
Center for Health Statistics
NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services
225 East State Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-984-6178
Fax: 609-984-7633
Email: Marie-Carme.Franklin@doh.state.nj.us
http://www.state.nj.us/health/chs/njbrfs/index.shtml 

Project Director: Kenneth J. O´Dowd, Ph.D

Phone: 609-984-6703
Fax: 609-984-7633

New Mexico

Coordinator: Lori Zigich
New Mexico Department of Health
Epidemiology & Response Division
P.O. Box 26110, 1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N-1350
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: 505-476-3569
Fax: 505-827-2110
http://www.health.state.nm.us/ 

Project Director: Wayne Honey
Phone: 505-476-3595
Fax: 505-827-2110

New York

Coordinator: Mycroft Sowizral, Ph.D
Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research
New York State Department of Health
Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0679
Phone: 518-473-0673
Fax: 518-474-2086
http://www.nyhealth.gov/nysdoh/brfss/index.htm 

Project Director: Ian F. Brissette, PhD
Phone: 518-473-0673
Fax: 518-474-2086

North Carolina

Coordinator: James Cassell
NC Department of Health and Human Services
State Center for Health Statistics
2422 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-2422
Phone: 919-855-4485
Fax: 919-715-7899
http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/brfss/ 

Project Director: James Cassell
Phone: 919-855-4485
Fax: 919-715-7899

North Dakota

Coordinator: Alice Musumba, MPH CPH
North Dakota Department of Health
Community Health Section
600 E. Boulevard, Department 301
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-3322
Fax: 701-328-2036
http://ndhealth.gov/brfss

Project Director: Alice Musumba, MPH CPH
Phone: 701- 328-4528
Fax: 701- 328-1412

Ohio

Coordinator: Jill Garratt
Coordinator, Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Bureau of Healthy Ohio
Division of Prevention and Health Promotion
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/healthstats/brfss/behrisk1.aspx

Project Director: Holly L. Sobotka, MS
Phone: 614-466-7774
Email: Jillian.Garratt@odh.ohio.gov

Oklahoma

Coordinator: Rebecca Falkenstern
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Care Information
1000 NE 10th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1299
Email: RebeccaF@health.ok.gov
http://www.ok.gov/health/Data_and_Statistics/Center_For_Health_Statistics/Health_Care_Information

Project Director: Derek Pate, DrPH
Phone: 405-271-6225
Fax: 405-271-9061
Email: DerekP@health.state.ok.us

Oregon

Coordinator: Renee K. Boyd
Oregon Health Division
Center for Health Statistics
PO Box 14050
Portland, Oregon 97323-0050
Phone: 971-673-1145
Fax: 971-334-6580
http://egov.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/chs/brfs/index.shtml
 

Palau

Coordinator: Coordinator: Everlynn Joy Temengil
Tobacco Control Program
Ministry of Health
P. O. 6027
Koror, Palau 96940
Phone: 680-488-4573
Fax: 680-488-1211
Email: Everlynn.Temengil@palauhealth.org

Project Director: Everlynn Temengil
Phone: 680-488-4573
Fax: 680-488-1211

Pennsylvania

Coordinator: Alden Small, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Statistical Support
555 Walnut Street - 6th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101-1900
Phone: 717-265-2548
Fax: 717-772-3258
http://www.health.state.pa.us/stats

Project Director: Brian Wright
Phone: 717-783-2548
Fax: 717-772-3258

Puerto Rico

Coordinator: Ruby A. Serrano-Rodriguez, MS,DrPH(c)
Puerto Rico Department of Health
Puerto Rico-BRFSS
PO Box 70184
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-8184
Phone: 787-274-7828
Fax: 787-274-7827
http://www.salud.gov.pr/services/BRFSS/Pages/default.aspx 

Project Director: Ruby A. Serrano-Rodriguez, MS, DrPH(c)
Phone: 787-274-7828
Fax: 787-274-7827

Rhode Island

Coordinator: Tara Cooper, MPH
Rhode Island Department of Health
Center for Health Data and Analysis
3 Capitol Hill, Room 407
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-222-7628
Fax: 401-222-1442
http://www.health.ri.gov/data/behaviorriskfactorsurvey/ 

Project Director: Tara Cooper, MPH
Phone: 401-222-7628
Fax: 401-222-1442

South Carolina

Coordinator: Harley T. Davis, MSPH
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Division of Biostatistics and Health GIS
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201-1708
Phone: 803-898-3629
Fax: 803-898-3722
Email: Harley.Davis@dhec.sc.gov
http://www.scdhec.gov/hs/epidata/brfss_index.htm

Project Director: Shae R. Sutton, PhD
Phone: (803) 898-1808
Fax: 803-898-3722

South Dakota

Coordinator: Mark Gildemaster
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Health Statistics
615 East 4th Street
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2536
Phone: 605-773-3596
Fax: 605-773-5509
Email: mark.gildemaster@state.sd.us
http://doh.sd.gov/Statistics

Project Director: Mark Gildemaster
Phone: 605-773-3596
Fax: 605-773-5509
Email: mark.gildemaster@state.sd.us

Tennessee

Coordinator: Jay Gilhooly, MA, MSS
Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Health Statistics
426 5th Ave., North, Cordell Hull Bldg, 4th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37247-5265
Phone: 615-253-3535
Fax: 615-679-3917
Email:Jay.Gilhooly@TN.gov
http://health.state.tn.us/statistics/brfss.htm

Project Director: Jay Gilhooly, MA, MSS
Phone: 615-253-3535
Fax: 615-679-3917

Texas

Coordinator: Rebecca Wood, MSHP
Texas Department of State Health Services
Center for Health Statistics, MC 1898
PO Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
Phone: 512-776-6579
Fax: 512-776-7429
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/brfss/

Project Director: Rebacca Wood, MHSP
Phone: 512-776-6579

Utah

Coordinator: Rachel Eddington, MS
Utah Department of Health
Office of Public Health Assessment
P.O. Box 142101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Phone: 801-538-9466
Fax: 801-536-0953
Email: reddington@utah.gov
http://health.utah.gov/opha

Project Director: Marilynn Startup, MPA
Phone: 801-560-8093
Fax: 801-536-9346
Email: lstartup@utah.gov

Vermont

Coordinator: Jessie Hammond
Vermont Department of Health
Division of Health Surveillance
108 Cherry Street, Room 304
Burlington, Vermont 05402
http://healthvermont.gov/research/brfss/brfss.aspx
Phone: 802-863-7663
Fax: 802-865-7701

Project Director: Jessie Hammond
Phone: 802-863-7663
Fax: 802-865-7701

Virgin Islands

Coordinator: Kathleen Arnold-Lewis
Territorial Director, Chronic Disease
Virgin Islands Department of Health
3500 Estate Richmond, Harwood Complex, Rm E25
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820-4370
Phone: 340-773-1311
Fax: 340-692-9505
Cell: 340-277 -7609
Email: kathleen.arnold-lewis@doh.vi.gov

Project Director: Kathleen Arnold-Lewis
Phone: 340-773-1311x
Fax: 340-692-9505

Virginia

Coordinator: Dev J. Nair, PhD, MPH 
Director, Division of Policy & Evaluation
Office of Family Health Services
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
http://www.vahealth.org/brfss
Phone: 804-864-7662
Email: Dev.Nair@vdh.virginia.gov

Project Director: Janice Hicks, PhD
Phone: 804-864-7662
Fax: 804-864-7647

Washington

Coordinator: Marnie Boardman, MPH
Washington Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
101 Israel Rd SE, MS 47814
Tumwater, Washington 98504-7814
http://www.doh.wa.gov/brfss
Phone: 360-236-4322
Fax: 360-753-4135

West Virginia

Coordinator: Phillipa Lewin
DHHR\Health Statistics Center
BRFSS Manager
Health Statistics Center
350 Capital Street, Room 165
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/promot.htm
Phone: 304-356-4148
Fax: 304-558-1787
Email: mailto:Phillipa.A.Lewin@wv.gov

Project Director: Jim Doria
Phone: 304-558-1781

Wisconsin

Coordinator: Anne Ziege, Ph.D.
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 309
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-0309
Phone: 608-267-9821
Fax: 608-261-6380
http://www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/stats/BRFS.htm

Project Director: Ann Ziege
Phone: 608-266-9821
Fax: 608-261-6380

Wyoming

Coordinator: Joseph Grandpre, PhD, MPH
Wyoming Department of Health
Preventive Health and Safety Division
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 510
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: 307-777-8654
Fax: 307-777-8604
http://www.health.wyo.gov/phsd/brfss/index.html


Project Director: Joseph Grandpre, PhD, MPH
Phone: 307-777-8654
Fax: 307-777-8604

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