Baylor Family Medicine Faculty
Pictured, from left: Camille Leugers, M.D.; Irvin Sulapas, M.D.; Jennifer Okoh, M.B.B.S., MPH; Reem Hadi, M.D.; Mohamad Sidani, M.D., MS; Isabel Valdez, MS; Carmen Robinson, M.D.; Quyen Tran, M.D.; Matthew Horsfield, M.D.; Elizabeth Tran, M.D.; Angie Sung, M.D.; Elisa Rivera-Hayes, B.S.; Aymer Al-Mutairi, M.D.; Maria la Cruz Rondon, M.D.; Owen McCormack, D.O.; Hamisu Salihu, M.D., Ph.D.; James Bray, Ph.D.; Tomas Lumicao, M.D.; Luis Rustveld, Ph.D., RD, LD; Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor works at the forefront of medical education and discovery to deliver excellent and holistic patient care. Our faculty oversees a comprehensive undergraduate medical education curriculum, residency program and fellowships, clinical services, research programs, and continuing medical education.
Dr. Jason L. Salemi, assistant professor and epidemiologist in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, has been working with members of the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) and Preventions Zika Virus Response Team and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to develop resources that will support surveillance and reporting as part of the complementary systems of the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) and Zika Birth Defects Surveillance (ZBDS). These resources included, among other things, USZPR/ZBDS integrated data collection forms, a detailed abstraction guide, and database collection tool, and a database that states, if they choose, may use or modify to maintain their own USZPR and/or ZBDS data and to provide data to CDC as a completely de-identified electronic file. Over the past year, Dr. Salemi has served as the chair for the Surveillance Guidelines and Standards Committee for NBDPN. The committee’s primary task is to develop and promote the use of specific standards and guidelines for birth defects surveillance programs in the U.S.