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Participating PRAMS States, Territory and Tribe

Forty-seven states, New York City, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) currently participate in PRAMS, representing approximately 83% of all U.S. live births. Two other states (California and Ohio) previously participated. Click on the map or the name of the state to see state information or expand and/or download the complete data table below the map.

Note: Participating but not included in the above map or expandable data table:



New PRAMS Participating States, Territory and Tribe


Katheryne Perez
Arizona Department of Health Services
Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3248
Phone #: (602) 364-1430

District of Columbia

Project Director
Piia Hanson
District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002-4263
Phone #: (202) 442-9405


Project Director & Principal Investigator
Martha Allen
Director of Maternal and Child Health
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone #: (317) 233-1252


Project Director
D. Charles Hunt, MPH
State Epidemiologist and Director
Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 110
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
Phone #: (785) 296-1415


Project Director
Tracey D. Jewell, MPH, BS
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 East Main Street, HS2W-A
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone #: (502) 564-4830, ext 4393


Project Director
Denise Higgins, Chief
Family and Community Health Bureau
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services
1400 Broadway, Cogswell A-116
Helena, MT 59620-2951
Phone #: (406) 444-4743


Project Director
Cody Phinney
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
Carson City, Nevada 89706-2029
Phone #: (775) 684-4200

North Dakota

Project Director
Grace Njau
North Dakota Department of Health
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept #301
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200
Phone #: (701) 328-3209

Puerto Rico

Project Director
Manuel Vargas Bernal, MD, MPH
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division
Puerto Rico Department of Health
P.O. Box 70184
San Juan, PR 00936-8184
Phone #: (787) 765-2929, ext 4583, 4551

South Dakota

Project Director
Colleen Winter
South Dakota State Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Rapid City, South Dakota 57501-2536
Phone #: (605) 773-3737

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board

Christy Hacker
Director, Maternal and Child Health
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
1770 Rand Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702-9347
Phone #: (605) 721-1922, ext 115

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Complete List of PRAMS Participating States, Territory and Tribe


Qun Zheng
Center for Health Statistics
Public Health Research Analyst
PO Box 5618
Montgomery, AL 36103-5618
Phone #: (334) 206-7937
Fax #: (334) 206-2666
Alabama PRAMS Web site


Coordinator-Data Analyst
Kathy Perham-Hester
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Maternal Child Health Epidemiology
3601 C Street, Suite 358
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone #: (907) 269-3447
Fax #: (907) 269-3493 
Alaska PRAMS Web site


Ruby D. Brown
Health Statistics Branch, Slot 19
Center for Public Health Practice
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone#: (501) 671-1503
Fax#: (501) 661-2544
Arkansas PRAMS Web site


Rickey Tolliver
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Health Statistics Section HSVRD-HS-A1
4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
Denver, CO 80246
Phone #: (303) 692-2192
Fax #: (303) 691-7821
Colorado PRAMS Web site


Project Director-Coordinator
Jennifer Morin
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Family Health Section
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11-MAT
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone #: (860) 509-7497
Fax #: (860) 509-7720
Connecticut PRAMS Web Site


George Yocher
Delaware Health and Social Services
Center for Family Health Research and Epidemiology
Jesse Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone #: (302) 744-4926
Fax #: (302) 739-6653
Delaware PRAMS Web site


Kelsi E. Williams
Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-12
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(P) 850-245-4444 ext 2418
(F) 850-922-9299
Florida PRAMS Web site


Nicole M. Kosacz
Maternal and Child Health Section
Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Room 14.272
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone #: (404) 657-5622
Georgia PRAMS Web site


Jihae Goo
Hawaii Department of Health
Family Health Services Division
3652 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone #: (808) 733-4060
Fax #: (808) 733-8369
Hawaii PRAMS Web Site


Joyce Prince
Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
525 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
Phone #: (217) 557-5952
Fax #: (217) 785-4308
Illinois PRAMS Web site


Sarah Mauch
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Family Health
321 E. 12th Street
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone#: (515) 725-2289
Fax #: (515) 242-6013
Iowa Web site


Megan O'Connor
Bureau of Family Health
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Department of Health and Hospitals
1450 Poydras, Suite 2034
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone #: (504) 568-3510
Fax #: (504) 568-3503
Louisiana PRAMS Web Site


Thomas Patenaude
Maine CDC, DHHS Data, Research, and Vital Statistics
220 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Phone #: (207) 287-5469
Fax #: (207) 287-5470
Maine PRAMS Web site


Laurie Kettinger
Center for Maternal and Child Health
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone #: (410) 767-0803
Fax #: (410) 333-5233
Maryland PRAMS Web site


Emily Lu
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau of Family and Community Health
250 Washington Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-4619
Phone #: (617) 624-5517
Fax #: (617) 624-5075
Massachusetts PRAMS Web site


Patricia McKane
MCH Epidemology Section Manager
Michigan Department of Community Health
Genomics Perinatal Health and Chronic Disease
201 Townsend Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone #: (517) 335-9456
Fax #: (517) 335-9790
Michigan PRAMS Web site


Mira Grice Sheff, PhD, MS
State MCH Epidemiologist
Maternal & Child Health Section
Community & Family Health Division
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone #: (651) 201-5599
Minnesota PRAMS Web site


Brenda Hughes
Mississippi State Department of Health
Bureau of Women’s Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Phone #: (601) 576-7777
Fax #: (601) 576-7825
Mississippi PRAMS Web site


David G. McBride
Office of Epidemiology
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-522-2885
Fax #: (573) 526-4102
Missouri PRAMS Web site


Brenda Coufal
Nebraska Health and Human Services System
Office of Family Health Services
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone #: (402) 471-9044
Fax #: (402) 471-7049
Nebraska PRAMS Web site

New Hampshire

Rachel Stansfield
Maternal and Child Health Section
Bureau of Population Health and Community Services
Division of Public Health
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone #: (603) 271-2081
Fax #: (603) 271-3827
New Hampshire PRAMS Web site

New Jersey

Sharon Smith Cooley
Research Scientist
NJ Department of Health
Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone:  609-633-0647
New Jersey PRAMS Web site

New Mexico

Eirian Coronado
New Mexico Department of Health
2040 South Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone #: (505) 476-8895
Fax #: (505) 476-8898
New Mexico PRAMS Web site

New York

Anne Radigan
New York State Department of Health
Public Health Information Group
Corning Tower Building - Room 750
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Phone #: (518) 474-2543
Fax #: (518) 473-0476
New York PRAMS Web site

New York City

Candace Mulready
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health
42-09 28th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone #: (347) 396-4478
Fax #:(347) 396-4565
New York City Web site

North Carolina

Fatma Simsek
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Center for Health Statistics
2242 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1908
Phone #: (919) 855-4495
Fax #: (919) 715-7899
North Carolina PRAMS Web site


Melissa VonderBrink
Ohio Department of Health
Center for Public Health Statistics and Information
PRAMS and Maternal and Child Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
Phone #: (614) 644-0190
Fax #: (614) 564-2419
Ohio PRAMS Web site


Paul Patrick
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Maternal and Child Health Service
1000 Northeast Tenth Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone #: (405) 271-6761
Fax#: (405) 271-9065
Oklahoma PRAMS Web site


Tina Kent
Oregon Health Division
Department of Human Services, Office of Family Health
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 825
Portland, OR 97232
Phone #: (971) 673-0350
Fax #: (971) 673-0240
Oregon PRAMS Web site


Tony Norwood
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of Child & Adult Health Services
7th and Forster Streets
H & W Bldg., 7th Floor East
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone #: (717) 772-2762
Pennsylvania PRAMS Web site

Rhode Island

Karine Monteiro
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 407
Providence, RI 02908
Phone #: (401) 222-5115
Rhode Island PRAMS Web site

South Carolina

Kristin Simpson
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone #: 803-898-3215 
South Carolina PRAMS Web site


South Dakota

Project Director
Colleen Winter
South Dakota State Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Rapid City, South Dakota 57501-2536
Phone #: (605) 773-3737


Uvonne Leverett
Tennessee Department of Health
Division of Policy Planning and Assessment
710 James Robertson Pkwy
2nd Fl. Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville TN 37243
(615) 253-8621
For the latest reports, factsheets and other related PRAMS information


Tanya Guthrie
Office of Program Decision Support
Division of Family and Community Health Services
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Phone #: (512) 776-2935
Texas PRAMS Web site


Barbara Algarin
PO Box 14002
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2002
Phone #: (801) 273-2874
Utah PRAMS Web site


John Davy
Vermont Department of Health
Agency of Human Services
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone #: (802) 863-7661
Vermont PRAMS Web site


Sara Varner
Office of Family Health Services
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street, Office 1026F
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone #: (804) 864-7012
Virginia PRAMS Web site


Linda Lohdefinck
Washington Department of Health
Office of Healthy Communities
310 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98504
PO Box 47835
Olympia, WA 98504-7835
Phone #: (360) 236-3497
Fax #: (360) 236-2323
Washington PRAMS Web site

West Virginia

Traci Hudson
Bureau for Public Health/Office of Maternal and Child Health/PRAMS PROJECT
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3714
Phone #:(304) 356-4435
Fax #: (304) 558-3510
West Virginia PRAMS Web site


Christopher Huard
Data Manager
Office of Health Informatics
Division of Public Health
Department of Health Services
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 118
Madison, WI 53703
Phone #: (608) 266-0377
Wisconsin PRAMS Web site


Amy Spieker
Wyoming Department of Health
Community and Rural Health Division
6101 N. Yellowstone Rd., #420
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone #: (307) 777-5769
Fax #: (307) 777-7215
Wyoming PRAMS Web site

Previously Participating States


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