Epidemiology & Public Health Informatics


1000 SW Jackson
Suite 110
Topeka, KS 66612-2221

Link: Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Page

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ahmed, MPH, PhD, Farah S. State Epidemiologist and Environmental Health Officer    
Baldry, Diana Chief, Registration and Amendments 785-296-1426  
Smith, Christy Director, Vital and Health Statistics Data Analysis 785-296-4186  
Haug, Kay Bureau Director and State Registrar 785-296-8795  
O'Kelly, Joe Chief, Certification Email Joe O'Kelly 785-296-1415  
Sandall, Shannon Director, Surveillance Systems 785-296-7127  

Epidemiology Hotline 


Health Statistics 

Link: Health Statistics Page

News Media Requests

Requests for statistics from the news media should be directed to the KDHE Communications email.


1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 510
Topeka, KS 66612



Link: Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response Page

24-Hour Reporting & Emergencies

Phone: 877-427-7317

Email Our Team

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Ahmed, MPH, PhD, Farrah State Epidemiologist      
Aker, Mary Quality Assurance Coordinator      
Biggerstaff, Monica Administrative Specialist      
Brockman, Cory Informatician      
Garrison, DVM, MPH, Dipl.ACVPM, Ingrid State Public Health Veterinarian      
King, Linda Interoperability Lead      
Lopez, Celina EpiTrax User Coordinator      
Mallik, MCS, Sujata Public Health Information Specialist      
Render, Laurie Representative for Blood Lead 785-296-4499  
Stacey, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC, Bryna Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program Director      
Tubach, MPH, MS, Sheri Deputy State Epidemiologist and IDE&R Section Director      
Wark, MD, MPH, Kellie Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program Subject Matter Expert      
Raybern, MPH, Chelsea Field Epidemiology Services Program Director 785-296-1696  
Thomasson, PhD, MPH, Erica Field Epidemiology Services Program Advisor 785-296-2501  
Thunderbolt, MPH, Natalie Western Kansas Field Epidemiologist 620-214-1636  
Gilbert-Esparza, MPH, Emily Eastern Kansas Field Epidemiologist 785-213-7913  
Somes, MPH, Alison Central Kansas Field Epidemiologist 785-230-5404  

Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program 

Link: Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program Page

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Haas, Gabe KSSP Epidemiologist 785-296-8629  
Hodge, Jade KSSP Onboarding Coordinator 785-296-6339  
Zornes, Roger KSSP Outreach Data Analyst 785-296-5644  

Office of Vital Statistics 

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221


Link: Office of Vital Statistics Page


Monday through Friday
(Except for holidays)

Walk-in Customer Service
9 am to 4 pm

Telephone Service Hours
8 am to 5 pm


Birth, death, divorce, and marriage records

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Mathewson, Jason Deputy State Registrar and Director, Office of Vital Statistics 785-296-1423  

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System 


Link: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Page

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Smith, Christina Project Director 785-296-4186  
Anji, Antje Epidemiologist 785-296-8427  
Lopez, Celina Project Coordinator 785-296-8156