Office of Health and Science


The Office of Health and Science provides leadership to medical and epidemiological staff across the Department of Health in the areas of epidemiology, data, and science activities.

State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases

Dr. Scott Lindquist provides leadership in epidemiologic oversight and consultation to department programs, other agencies and local health jurisdictions involved in preventing and reducing communicable diseases.

To contact Dr. Lindquist:

State Epidemiologist for Non-Infectious Conditions

Dr. Cathy Wasserman provides leadership in cluster investigations of non-infectious conditions and supports cross-agency epidemiology and assessment projects and data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of standards.

To contact Dr. Wasserman: