NVDRS State Profiles

The Reach of NVDRS

State Profiles

NVDRS was created in 2002 and began collecting data from six states. By 2006, 17 states were participating, and today NVDRS is implemented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Newer NVDRS states may not yet have available data, as they are in earlier stages of data collection. If data are not yet available for your state, you can still use the NVDRS data to better understand general patterns of violent deaths in participating states. However, keep in mind that NVDRS data are not nationally representative. We do not yet have a complete picture of violent death across the nation.

The recent expansion of NVDRS to include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will allow CDC to provide information to inform violence prevention efforts in each area. It will also ensure we have enhanced information on the national scope of the problem of violent deaths to monitor and track trends and to inform national violence prevention efforts.

NVDRS Program Contact Information


Alabama Department of Public Healthexternal icon
RSA Tower, Suite 960
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Principal Investigator: Jamey Durham
Phone: 334-206-5616
Fax: 334-206-3788
E-mail: Jamey.Durham@adph.state.al.us

Program Manager: Gloria Davis
E-mail: Gloria.davis@adph.state.al.us


Alaska Department of Health and Social Servicesexternal icon
Division of Public Health
Section of Epidemiology
3601 C Street, Suite 540
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249

Principal Investigator: Deborah Choromanski Hull-Jilly, MPH, CLS
Phone: 907-269-8078
Fax: 907-269-2406
E-mail: deborah.hull-jilly@alaska.gov

Project Coordinator: Scott Saxon
Phone: 907-269-8050
Fax: 907-269-2041
E-mail: scott_saxon@health.state.ak.us


Arizona State Universityexternal icon
Center Violence Prevention & Community Safety – ASU
411 N. Central Street
Suite 680
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2135

Principal Investigator: Charles M. Katz, Ph.D.
Phone: 602-496-1471
Fax: 602-496-1494
E-mail: charles.katz@asu.edu


Arkansas Department of Healthexternal icon
4815 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72205

Co-Principal Investigator: Austin Porter
Phone: 501-671-1423
Email: Austin.Porter@arkansas.gov

Co-Principal Investigator: Christopher “Chris” Borella
Phone: 501-661-2000
Email: christopher.borella@arkansas.gov

Project Manager: Michael Trevino
Phone: 501-671-1612
Email: Michael.Trevino@arkansas.gov


California Department of Public Healthexternal icon
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7214
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7214
Sacramento, CA. 95899-7377

Principal Investigator: Julie Cross-Riedel, PhD, MPH
Phone: 916-552-9830
E-mail: Julie.Cross-Riedel@cdph.ca.gov

Project Coordinator: Navjot “Jyoti” Kaur, MPH
Phone: 916-650-0433
Email: Navjot.Kaur@cdph.ca.gov


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO  80246

Principal Investigator: Kirk Bol, MSPH
Phone: 303-692-2170
Fax: 303-691-7821
Email: kirk.bol@state.co.us

Project Coordinator: Candace Bretsch
Phone: 303-692-2246
Email: candace.bretsch@state.co.us


Connecticut State Department of Public Healthexternal icon
410 Capitol Avenue, MS 11-HLS
Hartford CT, 06134

Principal Investigator: Susan Logan, MS, MPH
Phone: 860-509-7248
Fax: 860-509-7855
E-mail: Susan.Logan@ct.gov

Project Manager: Michael “Mike” Makowski, MPH
Phone: 860-509-3672
E-mail: Michael.Makowski@ct.gov


Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Healthexternal icon
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901-3635

Principal Investigator: Caroline Judd
Phone: 302-744-4799
Fax: 302-739-6631
E-mail: caroline.judd@delaware.gov

Program Manager: Amanda Bundek
Phone: 302-744-4850
Fax: 302-739-6631
E-mail: Amanda.bundek@delaware.gov

Authorized Rep: Karyl Rattay
Phone: 302-744-4818
Email: karyl.rattay@state.de.us

District of Columbia
District of Columbia

District of Columbiaexternal icon
Department of Health
899 North Capitol St NE
Washington, DC, 20002

Principal Investigator: John Oliver Davies‐Cole, PHD, MPH, CPM
Phone: 202‐442‐9138
Mobile: 202‐834‐3272
E-mail: john.davies‐cole@dc.gov

Program Manager: Kenan J. Zamore
Phone: 202-727-3616
E-mail: kenan.zamore@dc.gov


Florida Department of Healthexternal icon
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-09
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Principal Investigator: Keisha Reid, PhD
Phone: 850-245-4917
Email: Keshia.Reid@flhealth.gov

Program Manager: Teresa Mathew, MA, MSW, MPA
Phone: 850-245-4034
Email: Teresa.Mathew@flhealth.gov


Georgia Department of Public Healthexternal icon
2 Peachtree Street NW
14th Floor 14-440
Atlanta, GA 30303

Principal Investigator: Rana Bayakly, MPH
Phone: 404-657-2617
Fax: 404-463-0780
E-mail: rana.bayakly@dph.ga.gov

Lead Abstractor/Interim Program Coordinator: Cijji Johnson
E-mail: Cijji.Johnson@dph.ga.gov


Hawaii Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Control Sectionexternal icon
Leahi Hospital – Trotter Basement
3675 Kilauea Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Principal Investigator: Brian Pang
Phone: 808-586-8050
E-mail: brian.c.pang@doh.hawaii.gov


Idaho Department of Health and Welfareexternal icon
450 W State St
Boise, ID 83702

Principal Investigator: James Aydelotte
Phone: 208-334-4969
Email: James.Aydelotte@dhw.idaho.gov

Program Manager: Chris Wilson
Phone: 208-332-7371
Email: Christopher.Wilson@dhw.idaho.gov


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Child Health Data Lab
225 E. Chicago Ave, Box 157
Chicago, IL 60611

Principal Investigator: Maryann Mason, PhD
Phone: 312-503-5142
E-mail: maryann-mason@northwestern.edu

Program Manager: Antigone Kouvelis
E-mail: antigone.kouvelis@northwestern.edu


Indiana State Department of Healthexternal icon
Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Principal Investigator: Morgan Sprecher
Phone: 317-233-9825
Fax: 317-233-8199
E-mail: msprecher@isdh.in.gov


Iowa Department of Public Healthexternal icon
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Principal Investigator: Binnie LeHew
Phone: 515-242-6514
Email: vivian.lehew@idph.iowa.gov

Project Manager: Lisa Roth
Phone: 319-359-9444
Email: lisa-m-roth@uiowa.edu


Bureau of Health Promotionexternal icon
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Principle Investigator: Ryan Lester
Program Director: Daina Zolck
Phone: 785-296-8916
FAX: 785-296-8059
Email: Ryan.Lester@ks.gov


Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System
111 Washington Ave, Ste 110
Lexington, KY 40506

Principal Investigator: Sabrina Brown, DrPH
Phone: 859-257-6711
Fax: 859-323-2965
E-mail: Sabrina.brown@uky.edu

Project Manager: Jacqueline Seals
Email: jacqueline.seals@uky.edu


Department of Healthexternal icon
1450 Poydras Street
Suite 2032
New Orleans, LA 70112-1277

Project Director/Principal Investigator: Jane Herwehe, MPH
Phone: 504-568-3504
E-mail: Jane.Herwehe@la.gov


Maine Office of Chief Medical Examiner
State House Station #37
Augusta, ME 04333-0037

Co-Principal Investigator: Margaret Greenwald MD
Phone: 207-624-7185
Fax: 207-624-7178
E-mail: margaret.greenwald@maine.gov

Co-Principal Investigator: Mark Flomenbaum, MD
Phone: 207-624-7180
Fax: 207-624-7178
E-mail: mark.flomenbaum@maine.gov

University of Maine
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
York Complex
Orono, ME 04469-5784

Principal Investigator: Marcella H. Sorg, PhD
Phone: 207-624-7182
Fax: 207-624-7178
E-mail: mhsorg@maine.edu


Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygieneexternal icon
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Program Coordinator: Clifford S. Mitchell, MD, MPH
Phone: 410-767-7438
Fax: 410-333-5030
E-mail: Cliff.Mitchell@maryland.gov


Massachusetts Department of Public Healthexternal icon
Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System
250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Principal Investigator: Lauren Larochelle
Phone: (617) 624-5664
Fax: (617) 624-5099
E-mail: lauren.larochelle@state.ma.us


Michigan Dept of Community Health
Injury and Violence Prevention Section
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909

Principal Investigator: Patricia Smith, MS
Phone: 517-335-9703
Fax: 517-335-9669
E-mail: smithp40@michigan.gov


Minnesota Department of Healthexternal icon
Injury and Violence Prevention
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 221
PO Box 648882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Principal Investigator: Jon Roesler, MS
Phone: 651-201-5487
E-mail: jon.roesler@state.mn.us


Mississippi State Department of Healthexternal icon
570 E Woodrow Wilson Ave
Jackson, MS 39216

Principal Investigator: Victor Sutton
Phone: 601-206-1559
Email: victor.sutton@msdh.ms.gov

Program Manager: Tasha Lock
Email: Tasha.Lock@msdh.ms.gov


Department of Health and Senior Servicesexternal icon
920 Wildwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Principal Investigator: Dr. Venkata Garikapaty
Phone: 573-526-0452
Fax: 573-526-0225
E-mail: Venkata.Garikapaty@health.mo.gov


Montana Department of Public Health and Human Servicesexternal icon
2401 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT 59601

Principal Investigator: Alyssa Johnson
Phone: 406.444.0752
Email: alyssa.johnson@mt.gov

Program Coordinator: Buck Herron
Phone: 406-444-3138
Email: William.Herron@mt.gov


Division of Public Healthexternal icon
301 Centennial Mall So.
P. O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026

Principal Investigator: Dr. Ming Qu
E-mail: ming.qu@nebraska.gov

Program Manager: Ashley Miller
E-mail: Ashley.M.Miller@nebraska.gov


Nevada Department of Behavioral and Public Healthexternal icon
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Principal Investigator: Jennifer L Thompson (Acting)
E-mail: jlthompson@health.nv.gov

Program Manager: Jazzlyn Jackson
E-mail: j.jackson@health.nv.gov

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Servicesexternal icon
Maternal and Child Health Section
29 Hazen Drive, 2nd Floor East
Concord, NH 03301

Principal Investigator: JoAnne Miles, MPH
Phone: 603-271-5384
Fax: 603-271-4519

New Jersey
New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Healthexternal icon
Center for Health Statistics
PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

Principal Investigator: Bretta Jacquemin, MPH
Phone: 609-984-6703
Fax: 609-984-7633
E-mail: bretta.jacquemin@doh.nj.gov

New Mexico
New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Healthexternal icon
1190 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Principal Investigator: Garry Kelley
E-mail: Garry.Kelley@state.nm.us

Project Manager: Kathleen Maese
Phone: (505) 827-2724
E-mail: Kathleen.MaeseHerre@state.nm.us

New York
New York

New York State Department of Healthexternal icon
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower Building, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237

Principal Investigator: Michael Bauer, MS
Phone: 518-402-7900
E-mail: michael.bauer@health.ny.gov

Program manager: Leah Hines
Phone: 518-402-7900
E-mail: leah.hines@health.ny.gov

North Carolina
North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Servicesexternal icon
1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1915

Principal Investigator: Scott Proescholdbell, MPH
Phone: 919-707-5442
Fax: 919-870-4844
E-mail: scott.proescholdbell@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Manager: Tammy Norwood
Phone: 919-707-5432
Fax: 877-406-5026
E-mail: tammy.norwood@dhhs.nc.gov

North Dakota
North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Healthexternal icon
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505

Principal Investigator: Tracy Miller
Phone: 701-328-2387
Email: tkmiller@nd.gov

Program Manager: Kodi Pinks
Email: kpinks@nd.gov


Ohio Department of Healthexternal icon
246 North High Street
8th floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Principal Investigator: Kara Manchester
Phone: 614-466-8437
E-mail: kara.manchester@odh.ohio.gov

Principal Manager: Kelli Redd
Phone: 614-466-7739
E-mail: kelli.redd@odh.ohio.gov


Oklahoma State Department of Healthexternal icon
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299

Principal Investigator: Brandi Woods-Littlejohn
Phone: 405-271-3430
Fax: 405-271-2799
E-mail: BrandiW@health.ok.gov


Oregon Public Health Divisionexternal icon
Injury & Violence Prevention Program
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 705
Portland, OR 97232-2162

Principal Investigator: Kim Waite
Phone: 971-673-0131
E-mail: Kim.L.Waite@dhsoha.state.or.us


Pennsylvania Department of Healthexternal icon
Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction
Room 1008, Health & Welfare Building
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Hoedemaker, MSW
Phone: 717-787-5900
E-mail: shoedemake@pa.gov

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Institute of Statisticsexternal icon
Calle Quisqueya #57, 2do piso, San Juan, PR 00917
P.O. Box 195484, San Juan, PR 00919-5484
Tel. (787) 993-3340 / Fax. (787) 993-3346

Principal Investigator (1):Diego E Zavala, PhD
Phone: 787-840-2575
E-mail: diego.zavala@estadisticas.pr

Program Manager: Mariluz Bezares
Phone: 787-523-5147
E-mail: mariluz.bezares@estadisticas.pr

Rhode Island
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Healthexternal icon
3 Capitol Hill, Room 407
Providence, RI 02908

Principal Investigator: Samara Viner-Brown, MS
Phone: 401-222-5122
Fax: 401-222-5517
E-mail: samara.viner-brown@health.ri.gov

South Carolina
South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Health
Mills/Jarrett Complex
2100 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Principal Investigator: Susan L. Jackson RN, MP
Phone: 803-898-7152
Fax: 803-253-4001
Email: jacksosl@dhec.sc.gov

South Dakota
South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Healthexternal icon
615 East 4th Street
Pierre, SD 57501

Principal Investigator: Kiley Hump
Phone: 605-773-3737
Email: Kiley.hump@state.sd.us

Program Manager: Matthew Tribble
Email: Matthew.Tribble@state.sd.us


Tennessee Department of Healthexternal icon
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Andrew Johnson Tower 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

Principal Investigator: Margaret Hyder
Phone: 423-439-8403
Email: Margaret.Hyder@tn.gov

Program Manager: Molly Golladay
Email: Molly.Golladay@tn.gov
Program email: TN.VDRS@tn.gov 


Texas Department of State Health Servicesexternal icon
1100 W 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Principal Investigator: Amy Bailey
Phone: 512-776-2002
Email: Amy.Bailey@dshs.texas.gov


Utah Department of Healthexternal icon
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106

Principal Investigator: Gary Mower
Phone: 385-602-4171
E-mail: gdmower@utah.gov


Vermont Department of Health
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-9501

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Hicks
Phone: 802-863-7264
Email: Jennifer.Hicks@vermont.gov

Program Manager: Amelia Trello
Phone: 802-863-7200
E-mail: Amelia.Trello@vermont.gov


Virginia Department of Healthexternal icon
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
400 East Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3694

Principal Investigator: Ryan Diduk-Smith
Phone: 804-205-3856
Fax: 804-786-1877
E-mail: Ryan.Diduk@vdh.virginia.gov


Washington State Department of Healthexternal icon
PO Box 47853
Olympia, WA 98504-7853

Principal Investigator: Xinyao DeGrauw
E-mail: xinyao.degrauw@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia
West Virginia

Department of Health and Human Resourcesexternal icon
One Davis Square
Suite 100E,
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1729

Principal Investigator: Matthew Izzo
Phone: 304-558-6920 x70314
E-mail: matthew.d.izzo@wv.gov

Program Manager: Maggie Molitor
Phone: 304-558-6920 ext. 4010
E-Mail: Maggie.W.Molitor@wv.gov


Wisconsin Department of Health Servicesexternal icon
1 West Wilson Street, Rm 233
Madison, WI 53703

Principal Investigator: Melissa Heinz
Phone: 608-266-1451
Email: Melissa.Heinz@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Project Coordinator: Aurielle Smith
Phone: (608) 267-9662
Email: Aurielle.Smith@dhs.wisconsin.gov


Wyoming Department of Healthexternal icon
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Principal Investigator: Lindsay Martin
Phone: 307-777-8034

Program Manager: Joe Grandpre
Phone: 307-777-8654
Email: Joe.grandpre@wyo.gov

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