Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Division 
Mission:

Serve as the central epidemiologic resource for the Army; collect, analyze, interpret and disseminate information regarding the status, trends, and determinants of the health and fitness of America’s Army; identify and evaluate obstacles to medical readiness; and establish a basis for preventive action.

Disease Epidemiology Program:

This program monitors infections and communicable diseases among Soldiers and retirees, their families and/or Army civilians, analyzing what causes them and finding ways to reduce how often they occur.  By analyzing and reporting the information that individual facilities enter into a medical surveillance system, program epidemiologists can spot emerging epidemics, spikes in medical conditions that may need medical intervention, and longer-term disease trends.  This surveillance helps medical providers begin to take action to stop the spread of disease, prioritize resources to address diseases that are most dangerous or costly, and identify health issues specific to their communities.

Services:

  • Monitoring diseases and injuries diagnosed in inpatient and outpatient visits at military medical facilities to identify emerging health threats.
  • Conducting field investigations or site visits to identify the causes of disease and injury.  Making recommendations for mitigating disease and injury to appropriate leadership – those who are responsible for deciding which actions to take.
  • Evaluating military programs to determine if they are effective at decreasing disease and injury.

Contact Information

Name: PHCR-South Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Division 
Email Address:  
Telephone: (210) 221-4237 
DSN: (312) 471-4237 
Mailing Address:
USAPHC Public Health Command Region-South
Epidemiology & Disease Surveillance Division
ATTN: MCHB-RS-EDS
Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, TX 78234