DHIS Leadership Team

The Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance program office is led by the Office of the Director with Director: Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH and Deputy Director: Jason Thomas, MPH, REHS/RS. Reporting directly to DHIS Director Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH: Associate Director Science: Umed Ajani, MBBS, MPH; Senior Advisor Data Management: David Walker, MPH, BA; Associate Director Surveillance: Lesliann Helmus, MS, CHTS-CP; and Senior Advisor for Partnerships: Deborah Gould, PhD. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director (Jason Thomas, MPH, REHS/RS): Associate Director Communication: Lisa Bastin, MA; Associate Director Policy: Mike Latham, BBA; Program Management Official, Business Management Activity: Felecia Hope, BS; and Acting Senior Advisor Contract Acquisitions: Toby Slusher, BBA. Reporting directly to the Associate Director Surveillance: (Lesliann Helmus, MS, CHTS-CP): NNDSS Program Manager: Sara Imholte Johnston; and NSSP Program Manager: Michael Coletta, MPH. Also reporting directly to the DHIS director (Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH) are the following three branches: 1) Information Systems Branch (with Chief Emory Meeks, BS), which includes the following four teams: a) Electronic Messaging, System Support, and Data Transport Team, b) Emergency Preparedness and Public Health Support Team, c) Epi Info Team, and d) Surveillance Systems Team; 2) Surveillance and Data Branch (with Chief: Vacant), with the following five teams: a) Analytic Data Management Team, b) Data Analytics Team, c) Data Processing Team, d) Message Mapping Guide Development Team, and the e) Surveillance Operations Team; and 3) Partnership and Evaluation Branch (with Chief Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH), which includes the following three teams: a) Data Coordination and Collaboration Team, b) Partnership and Support Team, and the c) Program Performance and Evaluation Team.

NSSP Lead Senior Advisor Data Management Program Management Official (PMO) for the Business Management Activity - Felecia Hope, BS Associate Director Communication - Lisa Bastin, MA NNDSS Program Lead Senior Advisor for Partnerships - Deborah Gould, PhD Program Management Official (PMO) for the Business Management Activity - Felecia Hope, BS Associate Director Policy - Mike Latham, BBA Director - Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH Jason Thomas, MPH, REH/RS (CAPT, USPHS) Associate Director Science - Umed Ajani, MBBS, MPH NNDSS Program Manager - Lesliann Helmus, MS, CHTS-C Chief, Informatics Services Branch - Emory Meeks, BS. Innovations and Solutions Team; Information Team; Support Team Chief, Surveillance and Data Branch - Jennifer Adjemian, PhD (CAPT, USPHS); Data Science and Innovation Team; Data Standardization and Assistance Team; Case-Based Surveillance Operations TeamSyndromic Surveillance Operations Team  Chief, Partnerships and Evaluation Branch - Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH (CAPT, USPHS). Data Coordination and Collaboration Team; Partnership and Support Team; Program Evaluation Team
The Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance program office is led by the Office of the Director with Director: Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH and Deputy Director: Jason Thomas, MPH, REHS/RS. Reporting directly to DHIS Director Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH: Associate Director Science: Umed Ajani, MBBS, MPH; Senior Advisor Data Management: David Walker, MPH, BA; Associate Director Surveillance: Lesliann Helmus, MS, CHTS-CP; and Senior Advisor for Partnerships: Deborah Gould, PhD.  Reporting directly to the Deputy Director (Jason Thomas, MPH, REHS/RS):  Associate Director Communication: Lisa Bastin, MA; Associate Director Policy: Mike Latham, BBA; Program Management Official, Business Management Activity: Felecia Hope, BS; and Acting Senior Advisor Contract Acquisitions: Toby Slusher, BBA.  Reporting directly to the Associate Director Surveillance: (Lesliann Helmus, MS, CHTS-CP): NNDSS Program Lead: Sara Imholte Johnston, MPH; and NSSP Lead: Loren Rodgers, PhD (CAPT, USPSH) Also reporting directly to the DHIS director (Paula Yoon, ScD, MPH) are the following three branches:   1) Information Systems Branch (with Chief Emory Meeks, BS), which includes the following four teams: a) Electronic Messaging, System Support, and Data Transport Team, b) Emergency Preparedness and Public Health Support Team, c) Epi Info Team, and d) Surveillance Systems Team; 2) Surveillance and Data Branch (with Chief: Jennifer Adjemian, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)), which includes the following four teams: a) Data Science and Innovation Team, b) the Data Standardization and Assistance Team, the c) Case-Based Surveillance Operations Team, and d) the Syndromic Surveillance Operations Team. 3) Partnership and Evaluation Branch (with Chief Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH, which includes the following three teams: a) Data Coordination and Collaboration Team, b) Partnership and Support Team, and the c) Program Evaluation Team.

 

Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS)

Office of the Director

Branches

  • Information Systems Branch Chief: Emory Meeks, BS
    • Electronic Messaging, System Support, and Data Transport Team
    • Emergency Preparedness and Public Health Support Team
    • Epi Info Team
    • Surveillance Systems Team
  • Surveillance and Data Branch Chief: Jennifer Adjemian, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)
    • Data Science and Innovation Team
    • Data Standardization and Assistance Team
    • Case-Based Surveillance Operations Team
    • Syndromic Surveillance Operations Team
  • Partnerships and Evaluation Branch Chief: Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)
    • Data Coordination and Collaboration Team
    • Partnership and Support Team
    • Program Evaluation Team

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