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 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 five teams: a) Case-based Surveillance Team, b) the Enterprise Surveillance Team, the c) Epi Info Team, d) the Syndromic Surveillance Team, and the e) XLR Team. 2) Partnership and Evaluation Branch (with Chief Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH, which includes the following five teams: a) the Data Acquisition and Coordination Team, b) the Electronic Case Reporting Team, c) the Evaluation and Training Team, d) the Science, Analytics, and Visualization Team, and e) the WONDER team. 3) 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 Case-based Surveillance Operations Team, c) the Data Standardization and Assistance Team, and d) the Syndromic Surveillance Operations 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 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); Case-based Surveillance Operations Team, Data Science and Innovation Team, Data Standardization and Assistance Team, Syndromic Surveillance Operations 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  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 five teams: a) Case-based Surveillance Team, b) the Enterprise Surveillance Team, the c) Epi Info Team, d) the Syndromic Surveillance Team, and the e) XLR Team. 2) Partnership and Evaluation Branch (with Chief Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH, which includes the following five teams: a) the Data Acquisition and Coordination Team, b) the Electronic Case Reporting Team, c) the Evaluation and Training Team, d) the Science, Analytics, and Visualization Team, and e) the WONDER team.   3) Surveillance and Data Branch (with Chief: Jennifer Adjemian, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)), which includes the following four teams: a) the Case-based Surveillance Operations Team, b) the Data Science and Innovation Team, c) the Data Standardization and Assistance Team, and d) the Syndromic Surveillance Operations Team.

 

Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (DHIS)

Office of the Director

Branches

  • Information Systems Branch Chief: Emory Meeks, BS
    • Case-based Surveillance Team
    • Enterprise Systems Team
    • Epi Info Team
    • Syndromic Surveillance Team
    • XLR Team
  • Partnerships and Evaluation Branch Chief: Matthew Ritchey, PT, DPT, MPH (CAPT, USPHS)
    • Data Acquisition and Coordination Team
    • Electronic Case Reporting Team (proposed)
    • Evaluation and Training Team
    • Science, Analytics and Visualization Team
    • WONDER Team
  • Surveillance and Data Branch Chief: Jennifer Adjemian, PhD (CAPT, USPHS)
    • Case-based Surveillance Operations Team
    • Data Science and Innovation Team
    • Data Standardization and Assistance Team
    • Syndromic Surveillance Operations Team

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