Media contacts

Office of Communications
Director of Communications Jessica Bralish
Media line: 303-691-7870
Mobile: 303-349-7527

  • If you don’t know whom to contact, start here!
  • Statements from CDPHE leaders
  • Department stances on public policy 

Air Pollution Control
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Air quality data
  • Asbestos
  • Air emissions from business and industry
  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Climate change
  • Forecasting and monitoring
  • Indoor air quality
  • Indoor and outdoor burning
  • Lead
  • Motor vehicle emissions
  • Ozone

Center for Health and Environmental Data
Vital Statistics Program Manager Kirk Bol, 303-692-2170,  
General line: 303-692-2160 
  • Vital records and statistics: birth, death, fetal death, abortion, marriage, divorce
  • Medical aid in dying
  • Suicide statsitics
  • Drug overdose statistics
  • Birth defects, muscular dystrophy, autism
  • Colorado Central Cancer Registry
  • GIS data
  • Health surveys and statistics
Medical marijuana registry
General line: 303-692-2184
  • Medical marijuana registration
  • Medical marijuana program
  • Medical marijuana data and statistics
Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology
Communications Unit Manager Shannon Barbare: 303-692-2036
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Animal-related diseases (rabies, West Nile virus, tick-borne, etc.)
  • Bloodborne diseases
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Emerging infections
  • Foodborne illness
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Immunizations
  • Marijuana health effects
  • Marijuana Research Grant Program
  • Occupational health
  • Oil and gas health effects
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections and HIV
  • Toxicology
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Waterborne illness

Emergency Preparedness and Response
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Active shooter and mass shooting incidents
  • Chemical terrorism
  • Disaster behavioral health
  • Hospital preparedness
  • Pandemic influenza
  • Wildfire preparedness and recovery

Environmental Health and Sustainability
Media line: 303-691-7870
  1. Food, drug and cosmetic product recalls
  2. Food safety and regulations, including restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food trucks (“retail food”)
  3. Manufactured food operations (breweries, bakeries, distilleries, food warehouses)
  4. Milk plants and dairy farms
  5. Industrial hemp (only in food products)
  6. Sustainability programs
  • Recycling grants and rebates
  • Medication Take-Back Program
  • Environmental Leadership Program 
  • Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)


  • Livestock feeding operations
  • Child care and school safety/sanitation
  • Cottage foods (making food at home to sell)
Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
Communications Manager Laura Dixon, cell: 703-835-5875
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Environmental cleanup
  • Superfund sites
  • Radiation management
  • Permits, certifications, registrations and licenses
  • Radon
  • Federal facilities
  • Brownfields grants and loans

Health equity
Alex Beyer, 303-692-2087,
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Colorado Equity Action Guide
  • Health Disparities Grant Program
  • Health Equity Commission

Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services
Complaints/Occurrences Section Manager Peter Myers, desk phone: 303-692-2801
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Emergency medical services and emergency medical responders
  • Health facilities inspections and complaints
  • Hospital trauma level designations
  • Occurrence reporting
  • Trauma services

Laboratory Services Division
Personnel and Communications Liaison Kelly Doak, 303-692-3069,
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Evidential breath alcohol testing
  • Food and milk testing
  • Inspection of marijuana testing facilities
  • Laboratory certification
  • Newborn blood spot screening
  • Serology: communicable diseases, rabies
  • Water testing
  • Marijuana testing facility inspections

Planning, Partnerships and Improvement
Alex Beyer, 303-692-2087,
Media line: 303-691-7870
  • Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System
  • Coordination with local public health agencies
  • Public health accreditation in Colorado

Prevention Services Division
Bilingual Media Relations Specialist Vanessa Bernal
Media line: 303-692-2156 
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Health care workforce, Primary Care Office
  • Family planning, Title X
  • Maternal and child health
  • Marijuana (retail, not medical. For medical see Medical Marijuana Registry communications number 303-692-2184)
  • Nutrition, obesity, healthy eating, active living (HEAL)
  • Opioids and prescription drugs
  • Oral health
  • Paid family leave
  • School-based health centers
  • Suicide (including mental health and gun safety)
  • Vaping, tobacco
  • Water fluoridation
  • WIC
Water Quality Control Division
Communications and Special Projects Unit Manager MaryAnn Nason
Media line: 303-692-6351
  • Clean water: rivers/streams and lakes, swim beaches
  • Drinking water
  • Emergency response and spills in relation to water
  • Fish consumption