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Indiana Epidemiology Newsletter
Pam Pontones, MA
Director, Surveillance and Investigation
Effective Monday, February 12, Karee Buffin joins the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Epidemiology Resource Center (ERC) Surveillance and Investigation team as the new Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist. She replaces Wayne Staggs, who now serves as the Invasive Infection Epidemiologist (as of November 5, 2006).
Karee joined the ISDH in June 2004 as a Public Health Investigator with the Immunization Program. She conducted investigations of vaccine-preventable diseases, promoted immunizations, and provided education regarding immunizations and the diseases they prevent in Immunization District 5, which encompasses much of east-central Indiana. Prior to joining the ISDH, Karee worked as an Immunization Program Technician and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Field Liaison for the Delaware County Health Department. Karee also has clinical laboratory and phlebotomy experience.
The ISDH Surveillance and Investigation team has undergone many changes during the last year. To ensure that your request is routed appropriately, please refer to the table below. You may contact anyone on the team by calling 317.233.7125.
|Robert Teclaw||State Epidemiologist|
|Jim Howell||Veterinary Epidemiologist|
|Pam Pontones||Director, Surveillance and Investigation|
|Tom Duszynski||Director, Field Epidemiology|
|Donna Allen||Field Epidemiologist, District 1|
|Robert Allen||Field Epidemiologist, Districts 7 & 8|
|Steve Allen||Field Epidemiologist, District 9|
|Brad Beard||Field Epidemiologist, District 3|
|Karee Buffin||Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist|
|Stephanie English||Field Epidemiologist, District 6|
|Tina Feaster||Tuberculosis (TB) Epidemiologist|
|Ryan Gentry||Quality Control Epidemiologist|
|Karen Gordon||Field Epidemiologist, District 10|
|Sandy Gorsuch||Field Epidemiologist, District 5|
|Lynae Granzow||Enteric Epidemiologist|
|Antoniette Holt||Minority Health Epidemiologist|
|Tracy Powell||Advanced Analysis Epidemiologist|
|Shawn Richards||Respiratory Epidemiologist|
|Wayne Staggs||Invasive Infection Epidemiologist/School Health Liaison|
|Jean Svendsen||Chief Nurse Consultant/Bloodborne Pathogen Coordinator|
|Mike Wade||Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist|
|Mona Wenger||Field Epidemiologist, District 2|
|Mike Wilkinson||Hepatitis C Epidemiologist|
|Jennifer Wyatt||Field Epidemiologist, District 4|