Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit
The Surveillance and Epidemiology unit (SEU) houses the epidemiologists, or "disease detectives." SEU staff investigate diseases, analyze trends and respond to outbreaks. They also collect and analyze data for other important population health metrics such as infant mortality, cancer rates, obesity rates and drug overdose rates. Also, SEU staff combine surveillance data with social determinants of health data to provide HCPH with a more complete picture to address health problems that have been unmanageable.
Technology and Innovation Unit
The Technology and Innovation unit (TIU) delivers innovations such as the development and deployment of HCPH mobile units to underserved areas of Harris County and successful deployment of Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT), serving patients with tuberculosis. This team provides innovative, technological solutions to difficult problems. Once problems have been identified, TIU staff will apply their technical expertise to create sustainable solutions.
Research and Science Unit
The Research and Science unit (RSU) improves scientific output in HCPH. They provide assistance for staff to grow and develop professionally and academically. RSU staff support the department with publishing and presenting at academic conferences.