Contact MENDS

The MENDS team consists of staff  and consultants from NACDD, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Commonwealth Informatics, Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine and Public Health Informatics Institute. Team member contact information and roles/responsibilities are listed below, though this list is not completely exhaustive. Connect with Kate Hohman for general inquiries.

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Miriam Patanian,
Role/Responsibility: NACDD lead for surveillance projects, interface with funders and partners.

Kate Hohman,
Role/Responsibility: MENDS NACDD project lead. Her work is focused on modernizing public health chronic disease surveillance using electronic health records.

Amanda Martinez,
Role/Responsibility: General MENDS support, project coordination, program planning and monitoring in state health departments.

Commonwealth Informatics

Role/Responsibility: Informatics Vendor. Design, implement, validation and ongoing support for ESP, PopMedNet and RiskScape software systems.

Bob Zambarano,

Public Health Informatics Institute

Role/Responsibility: Epidemiology, informatics, distributed network infrastructure and governance, EHR-based chronic disease surveillance methods. Provide informatics expertise in the design, planning, and implementation of the MENDS project.

Bill Brand,

Emily Kraus,

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