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About the Texas Infectious Disease Readiness Task Force

The Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response was created by Executive Order in 2014, and is driven by a commitment to serve as a reliable and transparent resource for the Office of the Governor, the Texas Legislature, and the citizens of the state.

Our Team
Our Partners

Raymond S. Greenberg

Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

University of Texas System

Jan E. Patterson

Associate Dean, Quality and Lifelong Learning; Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Robert Emery

Vice President of Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management; Professor of Occupational Health, University of Texas School of Public Health

University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston

Karen Batory

Vice President, Division of Public Health and Medical Education

Texas Medical Association

Patricia D. Hurn

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

University of Texas System

Ronald L. Cook

Braddock Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Darrin D'Agostino

Chairman, Department of Medicine

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Scott Lillibridge

Director of Health Initiatives, Texas A&M University System

Professor of Epidemiology, Texas A&M School of Public Health

Gary Sera

Agency Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

Texas A&M University

Binh-Minh Le

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine; Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Charlotte Wheeler

Director of Infection Prevention, Central Division

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Mitzi Ressman

Senior Vice President

Texas Hospital Association

Marni Baker

Chief Innovation Officer, Institute for Transformational Learning

University of Texas System

James W. Le Duc

Director, Galveston National Laboratory

University of Texas Medical Branch

Jeffrey L. Levin

Senior Vice President for Clinical and AcademicAffairs; Dean, School of Community Health and Health Professions; Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Health Sciences; Program Director, Occupational Medicine Residency, Smith County Public Health Authority

University of Texas Health Science Center - Tyler

Elizabeth Frenzel

Director, Employee Health and Well-being; Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lisa Cornelius

Infectious Diseases Medical Officer

Texas Department of State Health Services

Angela Godby

Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations

University of Texas System

James Halloran

Deputy Chief Consultant, Office of Public Health, Strategy and Planning, US Department of Veteran Affairs

Texas Nurses Association

Patricia Vojack

Deputy Executive Commissioner, Health Policy and Clinical Services

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Jason Moats

Program Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI)

Texas A&M University

Steven M. Presley

Professor, Biological Threat Research Lab, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health

Texas Tech University