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  

Kansas Tracking Program 

Topeka, KS 66612

Topeka, KS 66612

Epidemiology Hotline 


Health Statistics 

Link: Health Statistics Page

Media Requests

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


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

IDER Staff Directory 

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Baxa, Snehal Epidemiologist      
Bebo, MS, Allie Epidemiologist      
Petro, Erin State Public Health Veterinarian      
Ahmed, Farah State Epidemiologist, Environmental Health Officer      
Neises, MPH, Daniel Senior Epidemiologist      
Blanding, MPH, Justin Senior Epidemiologist      
Lindemann, MPH, Stephanie Advanced Epidemiologist      
Ishrati, MD, MPH, Samad Epidemiologist      
Chicchelly, MPH, Sarah Epidemiologist      
Zaldivar, MPH, Allison Field Epidemiology Services Program Director 785-368-8208  
Cook, MPH, Amie Senior Epidemiologist      
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  

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
Carmona, Deena M. PRAMS Project Coordinator 785-296-8156  
Smith, Christina Project Director 785-296-4186  
Anji, Antje Epidemiologist 785-296-8427