Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
Texas Department of State Health Services
Emily is the Manager of the Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch (ESTB) of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). She directs the activities of the Environmental Epidemiology, Occupational Health Surveillance, Poison Epidemiology, Health Assessment and Toxicology, and Texas Fluoridation programs. She is currently working with each program to enhance work flows and data management practices, and to expand epidemiological surveillance to include emerging issues. Emily also leads efforts to conduct environmental epidemiology studies and public health assessments related to hazardous waste sites in Texas.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is the principal agency responsible for protecting the public health of Texans. The mission of DSHS is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions.