The Drug User Health team, housed in the Office of Infectious Disease, works collaboratively to support programs that address infectious disease among people who use drugs by cultivating trusting relationships with diverse communities of drug users adversely affected by Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
Emalie Huriaux, STD, Adult Hepatitis, and Syringe Service Program (SSP) Manager
Contact for information related to drug user health policy efforts and data inquiries
Contact for inquiries regarding drug user health subject matter expertise, cross agency collaboration, and SSP oversight.
Tim Candela, Drug User Health Coordinator
Contact for inquiries related to SSP program oversight, syringe access and disposal, in-kind contributions and syringe purchasing, harm reduction community engagement, technical assistance and capacity building.
Sean Hemmerle, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Consultant
Contact for information regarding Washington State DOH's Naloxone Distribution Program, overdose education and prevention training, and other matters related to drug overdose.
HIV & Hepatitis Contacts
Willie Rhodes Jr. , HCV Testing Coordinator
Contact for inquiries related to Washington State hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening programs
Patrick Dinwiddie, HIV/STD Testing Coordinator
Contact for inquiries related to Washington State HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections screening programs
Jon Stockton, Adult Viral Hepatitis Coordinator
Contact for inquiries related to hepatitis C elimination