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BRFSS State Coordinators


Coordinator: Sarah Khalidi
Alabama Department of Public Health
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease
201 Monroe Street, Suite 960
Montgomery, Alabama 36204
Phone: 334-206-5342
Fax: 334-206-5609

Project Director: Sondra Reese, MPH
Phone: 334-206-5601
Fax: 334-206-5609


Coordinator: Aulasa Liendo, MA, MPH
BRFSS Coordinator
Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
410 Willoughby Ave, Room 110
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Office: (907) 465-8540
Fax: (907) 465-4101

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


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

Project Director: Robert Bailey

Phone: 602-907-2711


Coordinator: Valerie Johnson, MA
Arkansas BRFSS Coordinator
Health Statistics Branch, Slot 19
Center for Public Health Practice
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Office: 501-661-2003
Fax: 501-661-2544

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


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

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


Coordinator: Alison Grace Bui, MPH
Public Health Data Coordinator
Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530
Phone: 303-692-2139
Fax: 303-691-7821

Project Director: Rickey Tolliver
Phone: 303-692-2192



Coordinator: Diane Aye, MPH, PhD
Chief, Health Statistics and Surveillance Section
Chair, Human Investigations Committee
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #11 PSI
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7756
Fax: 860-509-8403 

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


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 

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,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


Coordinator: Leah L. Atwell, MPH
Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Coordinator
2585 Merchants Row Blvd
Office 230B
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1720
Phone: 850-245-4444 ext 2445
Project Director: Lauren Porter, PhD, MPH
Surveillance & Evaluation Manager
Public Health Research
Florida Department of Health
Phone: 850-245-4444 ext 3097
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1743
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-23
Fax: 850-922-9299


Coordinator: Rana Bayakly, MPH

Chief Epidemiologist

Chronic Disease, Healthy Behaviors and Injury Epidemiology Section

Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW 14th floor Suite 14-440
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142
Phone: 404-657-2617
Fax: 404-463-0780

Coordinator: Victoria Davis, MPH


Chronic Disease, Healthy Behaviors and Injury Epidemiology Section

Georgia Department of Public Health
2 Peachtree St., NW 14th floor Suite 14-294
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142
Phone: 404-463-8917
Fax: 404-463-0780


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

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


Temp BRFSS Coordinator: Emily Heapy
Surveillance, Evaluation & Epidemiology Office
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Hawaii State Department of Health
Phone: 808-586-8051

Project Director: Ranjani Starr, MPH
Hawaii State Department of Health
Phone: 808-586-5447


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

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


Coordinator: Roland Lucht
Illinois Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
525 W. Jefferson, 2nd FL
Springfield, IL 62961
Phone: 217-785-0947
Fax: 217-785-4308

Project Director: Roland Lucht
Phone: 217-785-0947
Fax: 217-785-4308


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

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


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 

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


Coordinator: Jennifer Laliberte
KS BRFSS Coordinator/Advanced Epidemiologist
Bureau of Health Promotion
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Phone: 785-368-7355

Project Director: Ghazala Perveen, MBBS, PhD
Phone: 785-296-1949
Fax: 785-296-8059
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274


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

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


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.Freyder@La.Gov

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


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

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


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
Phone: 410-767-5780
Fax: 410-333-7106
Project Director: Donald Shell, MD, MA
Phone: 410-767-5780
Fax: 410-333-7106


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

Project Director: Thomas Land, PhD
Phone: (617) 624-6064


Coordinator: Allison Murad
Michigan Department of Community Health
Community Public Health Agency
201 Townsend Street, P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: 517-335-8144
Fax: 517-335-9195
Project Director: Sarah Lyon-Callo, MA, MS
Phone: 517-335-9315
Fax: 517-335-9790


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

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


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

Project Director: Dick Johnson
Phone: 601-576-7930
Fax: 601-576-7505


Coordinator: Katie Long
Health and Senior Services Manager
Office of Epidemiology
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-526-6660

Project Director: Venkata PS Garikapaty, PhD, MPH
Chief, Office of Epidemiology
Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practices
Division of Community and Public Health
Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-526-0452
Fax: 573-526-4102


Coordinator: Hallie Koeppen, MPH
BRFSS Coordinator/Epidemiologist
Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
1400 Broadway, Room A113
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406-444-2973

Project Director: Hallie Koeppen, MPH
Phone: 406-444-2973


Coordinator: Jeff Armitage, B.S.
Department of Regulation and Licensure
Office of Health Statistics
P.O. Box 95026/301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: 402-471-7733

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


Coordinator: Brian Parrish, MPH
Department of Health and Human Resources
Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Office Of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology
4126 Technology Way
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Phone: 775-684-5291

Project Director: Brian Parrish, MPH
Phone: 775-684-5291

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

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

New Jersey

Coordinator: Kenneth J. O’Dowd, Ph.D., M.S.
Center for Health Statistics
NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services
225 East State Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609.984.6703
Fax: 609-984-7633

Project Director: Kenneth J. O’Dowd, Ph.D., M.S.
Phone: 609-984-6703
Fax: 609-984-7633

New Mexico

Kate Daniel, M.S., CHES
BRFSS Manager – Survey Unit
New Mexico Department of Health
Injury & Behavioral Health Epidemiology Bureau
Epidemiology & Response Division
1190 St. Francis Dr. Suite N-1350
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-476-3569
Fax: 505-827-0013

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 

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

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

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


Coordinator: Justina Moore
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
Phone: 614-466-7774

Project Director: Holly L. Sobotka, MS
Phone: 614-466-5365


Coordinator: Charmel Holland, MPH, MSW
Center for Health Statistics
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Care Information
1000 NE 10th Room 807
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1299
Phone: 405-271-6225
Fax: 405-271-9061

Project Director: Derek Pate, DrPH
Phone: 405-271-6225
Fax: 405-271-9061


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


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

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


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

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 

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 

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

South Carolina

Coordinator: Chelsea Lynes, MSPH
SC BRFSS Coordinator
Public Health Statistics and Information Services
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:(803) 898-1047 Email:

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

South Dakota

Coordinator: Michelle Hoffman
South Dakota Department of Health
Office of Health Statistics
615 East 4th Street
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2536
Phone: 605.773.3365
Fax: 605.773.5509

Project Director: Mark Gildemaster
Phone: 605-773-3596
Fax: 605-773-5509


Coordinator: Galen Conti, MPH
Tennessee Department of Health
Division of Policy, Planning, and Assessment
Office of Health Statistics
2nd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 372473
Phone: 615-532-7890
Project Director: Ramona Lainhart, BS, MS, PhD
Tennessee Department of Health
Associate Director of Policy, Planning and Assessment
710 James Robertson Parkway
2nd Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, Tennessee 372473
Phone: 615-253-3403


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

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


Coordinator: Lynne M. MacLeod, M.Stat.
Office of Public Health Assessment
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 142101
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2106
Phone: 801-538-9466
Fax: 801-536-0953

Project Director: Marilynn Startup, MPA
Phone: 801-560-8093
Fax: 801-536-9346


Coordinator: Jessie Hammond
Vermont Department of Health
Division of Health Surveillance
108 Cherry Street, Room 304
Burlington, Vermont 05402
Phone: 802-863-7663
Fax: 802-865-7701

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

Virgin Islands

Coordinator: John Orr
Program Manager/Data Analysis
Chronic Disease Prevention Program Virgin Islands Department of Health
3500 Estate Richmond, Harwood Complex, Rm E25
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820-4370
Phone: 340-718-1311 ext.3213
Fax: 340-692-9505

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


Coordinator: Elizabeth J. Ferree, MS
BRFSS Program Director, Division of Policy and Evaluation
Office of Family Health Services
Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-864-7863

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


Coordinator: Wendi Gilreath
Washington Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 47814
Olympia, WA 98504-7814
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
Phone: 304-356-4148
Fax: 304-558-1787
Project Director: Jim Doria
Phone: 304-558-1781


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

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


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

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