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 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CDC is working to have NVDRS in all states by 2019.

If data are not 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.

Continued development and expansion of NVDRS to all 50 states will allow CDC to provide information to inform every state’s violence prevention efforts. 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.



Alabama Department of Public HealthExternal
RSA Tower, Suite 960
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Principal Investigator: Mr. Bob Hinds
Phone: 334-206-5616
Fax: 334-206-3788
E-mail: Bob.Hinds@adph.state.al.us


Alaska Department of Health and Social ServicesExternal
3601 C Street, Suite 540
P.O. Box 240249
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249

Principal Investigator:
Deborah Choromanski Hull-Jilly, MPH, CLS
Phone: 907-269-8078
Fax: 907-269-2041
E-mail: deborah_jilly@health.state.ak.us

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


Arizona State UniversityExternal
500 N. 3rd Street, Suite 200

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


Sandra Tate, B.S.
Violence Prevention Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 W. Markham St. Slot #10
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-671-1612
Email: sandra.tate@arkansas.gov


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

Principal Investigator: Steve Wirtz, Ph.D
Phone: 916-552-9831
E-mail: steve.wirtz@cdph.ca.gov


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Statistics Program/Colorado Violent Death Reporting System
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


Connecticut State Department of Public HealthExternal
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: Mike Makowski, MPH
Phone: 860-509-7855
E-mail: Michael.Makowski@ct.gov


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

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mathew Christensen
Phone: 302-744-4791
Fax: 302-739-6631
E-mail: mathew.christensen@state.de.us

District of Columbia
District of Columbia

Department of HealthExternal
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


Georgia Department of Public HealthExternal
2 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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


Hawaii State Department of HealthExternal
Office of Health Status Monitoring
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Principal Investigator: Alvin T. Onaka, Ph.D.
Phone: 808-586-4604
Fax: 808-586-4606
E-mail: alvino@hawaii.edu


Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Child Health Data Lab
225 E. Chicago Ave, Box 156
Chicago, IL 60611

Principal Investigator: Maryann Mason, PhD
Phone: 312-227-7026
Fax: 312-227-9523
E-mail: mmason@luriechildrens.org


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

Principal Investigator: Katie Hokanson
Phone: 317-234-2865
Fax: 317-233-8199
E-mail: khokanson@isdh.in.gov


Office of Disability, Injury & Violence PreventionExternal
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Principal Investigator: Kathy Stone MSW
Program Director: Binnie LeHew MSW
Phone: 515-281-5032
Email: Kathy.Stone@idph.iowa.gov
Email: Vivian.Lehew@idph.iowa.gov


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

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

Phone: (502)564-9433 x 3576
Fax: (502)564-4653
Email: David.Gutierrez@ky.gov


Department of HealthExternal
1450 Poydras Street
Suite 2013
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

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

Project Director: Marcella H. Sorg, PhD
Phone: 207-581-2596
Fax: 207-581-1266
E-mail: mhsorg@maine.edu


Maryland Department of Health & Mental HygieneExternal
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
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: smithpatk@michigan.gov


Minnesota Department of HealthExternal
Injury and Violence Prevention
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Principal Investigator: Jon Roesler, MS
Phone: 651-201-5487
Fax: 651-201-5800
E-mail: jon.roesler@state.mn.us


Department of Health and Senior ServicesExternal
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


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

Principal Investigator: Ashley Newmyer, MPH
Phone: 402-471-4377
E-mail: ashley.newmyer@nebraska.gov

New Hampshire
New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human ServicesExternal
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
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.state.nj.gov

New Mexico
New Mexico

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

Principal Investigator: Tierney Murphy, MD, MPH
Phone: 505-827-6816
Fax: 505-827-2796
E-mail: tierney.murphy@state.nm.us

New York
New York

New York State Department of HealthExternal
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


Department of Behavioral and Public HealthExternal
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706

Principal Investigator: Cody Phinney, MPH
Phone: 775.684.4200
E-mail: cphinney@health.nv.gov

North Carolina
North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human ServicesExternal
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


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

Principal Investigator:
Jolene DeFiore-Hyrmer, MPH
Phone: 614-644-0135
Email:  jolene.dhyrmer@odh.ohio.gov

Program Manager:
Luke Werhan, MPA
Phone: 614-644-8816
Fax: 614-564-2488
Email: luke.werhan@odh.ohio.gov


Oklahoma State Department of HealthExternal
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
Injury & Violence Prevention Program
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 705
Portland, OR 97232-2162

Principal Investigator: Laura Chisholm, MPH, MA, MCHES
Phone: 971-673-0987
E-mail: laura.f.chisholm@state.or.us


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

Principal Investigator: Cynthia Malinen
Phone: 717-787-5900
E-mail: cmalinen@pa.gov

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Institute of StatisticsExternal
57 Quisqueya St., Suite 2000
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00917-5484

Principal Investigator: Idania Rodriguez-Ayuso, MSc, PhD
Phone: (787) 993-3337, (787)-993-3341, (787) 520-9567
E-mail: idania.rodriguez@estadisticas.pr

Rhode Island
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of HealthExternal
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 Building, Box 101106
Columbia, SC 29211

Principal Investigator: Susan L. Jackson RN, MP
Phone: 803-898-7152
Fax: 803-253-4001


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

Principal Investigator:
Patricia Keller, MPH, RN
Phone: 801-538-6864
Fax: 801-538-9134
E-mail: trishakeller@utah.gov

Project Coordinator: Anna Fondario
Phone: 801-538-6201
Fax: 801-538-9134
E-mail: afondario@utah.gov


Vermont is part of the Maine/Vermont Violent Death Reporting System, and for questions, please contact the Maine VDRS investigators.


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

Principal Investigator:
Virginia Powell, PhD
Phone: 804-205-3856
Fax: 804-786-1877
E-mail: virginia.powell@vdh.virginia.gov


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

Principal Investigator: Therese Hansen
Phone: 360-236-2869
Fax: 360-236-2830
E-mail: therese.hansen@doh.wa.gov

West Virginia
West Virginia

Department of Health and Human ResourcesExternal
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


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

Principal Investigator: Linda Hale
Email: Linda.Hale@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Project Coordinator: Brittany Grogan, MPH
Phone: 608-267-9008
Fax: 608-267-3824
E-mail: Brittany.Grogan@dhs.wi.gov

Page last reviewed: January 22, 2019