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.

The Reach of NVDRS
NVDRS Program Contact Information

Alabama Department of Public Health
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 Services
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 University
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 Health
4815 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72205

Principal Investigator: Jacob Smith
Phone: 501-671-1611
Email: Jacob.Smith@arkansas.gov

Project Manager: Aaron Milligan
Phone: 501-351-8527
Email: Aaron.Milligan@arkansas.gov

California Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7214
1616 Capitol Avenue, MS 7214
Sacramento, CA. 95899-7377
E-mail: CalVDRS@cdph.ca.gov

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

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

Florida Department of Health
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 Health
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, EMS & Injury Prevention System Branch
Leahi Hospital – Trotter Basement
3675 Kilauea Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Principal Investigator: Alvin C. Bronstein, MD
Phone: 808-733-9320
E-mail: alvin.bronstein@doh.hawaii.gov

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

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

Program Manager: Emily M. LaFrance
Phone: 208-332-7371
Email: Emily.LaFrance1@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 Health
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 Health
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 Promotion
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 Health
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 Hygiene
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 Health
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 Health
Injury and Violence Prevention
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 221
PO Box 648882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882

Principal Investigator: Stefan Gingerich
Phone: 651-201-5449
E-mail: Stefan.Gingerich@state.mn.us

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

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kina White
Phone: 601-206-1559
Email: kina.white@msdh.ms.gov

Department of Health and Senior Services
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 Services
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 Health
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 Health
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 Department of Health and Human Services
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 Department of Health
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 Department of Health
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 State Department of Health
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, MPH
Phone: 518-402-7900
E-mail: leah.hines@health.ny.gov

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention
125 Worth Street, Room 618, CN 58A
New York, New York 10013

Co-Principal Investigator: Catherine Stayton, DrPH, MPH
Phone: 646-632-6090
E-mail: cstayton@health.nyc.gov

Program Manager: Carla Clark, PhD, MPH
Phone: 646-632-6060
E-mail: cclark@health.nyc.gov

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
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 Department of Health
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 Health
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 Health
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 Division
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 Health
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 Institute of Statistics
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 Department of Health
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 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 Department of Health
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 Health
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 Services
1100 W 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Principal Investigator: Jia Benno, MPH
Phone: 512-902-0197
Email: Jia.Benno@dshs.texas.gov

Utah Department of Health
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 Health
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 Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia, WA 98504-7853

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

Department of Health and Human Resources
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 Services
1 West Wilson Street, Rm 233
Madison, WI 53703

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Ullsvik
Phone: 608-266-0877
Email: Jennifer.ullsvik1@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Project Coordinator: Rebecca Gonnering
Phone: 920-448-5226
Email: Rebecca.Gonnering@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Wyoming Department of Health
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