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Clinician Updates

The IDOH offers regular Clinician Updates on Friday afternoons. Information about past updates can be found below.


May 24, 2024
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Guy Crowder and Medical Director Dr. Shireesha Vuppalanchi hosted a clinician update from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 24. The webcast had three guest speakers.

  • Water Safety and Drowning Prevention: Reducing Fatalities in Indiana by Allie Houston, Fatality Prevention Programs Director
  • School Immunizations by David McCormick, Immunization Director
  • Lead Update by Paul Krievins, Lead and Healthy Homes Director

Additional topics included:

  • Congenital and adult syphilis update and website review
  • Other infectious diseases of public health importance
  • Useful resources
  • Updated breast cancer screening recommendations
  • Miscellaneous public health topics

The presentation from this Clinician Update can be accessed here (PDF file).


April 26, 2024
Dr. Guy Crowder, chief medical officer, and Dr. Shireesha Vuppalanchi, medical director, provided a clinician public health update on Friday, April 26. There were two guest speakers. Brian Pope, director of the IDOH Laboratory Virology and Biological Preparedness Division, discussed the new lab courier system, and Lee Green, senior medical entomologist in the IDOH Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Program, spoke about tick borne diseases.

This month’s update included:

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
  • Measles
  • Respiratory virus update 
  • Mpox
  • Meningococcus
  • Heat related illness
  • Other infection updates and reminders
  • Miscellaneous topics and updates

The presentation from this Clinician Update can be accessed here (PDF file).


March 22, 2024
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Guy Crowder and Medical Director Dr. Shireesha Vuppalanchi provided a clinician update on Friday, March 22. The webcast had two guest speakers.

  • Zachary Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine shared information about the Indiana Behavioral Health Access Program (BeHappy).
  • IDOH Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist Makayla Culbertson, CHES, gave a measles update. It was covered on the call, but in case you have not seen, the CDC released on March 18 an advisory to discuss that global and domestic measles situation.

Additional topics included:

  • Respiratory virus update 
  • Other infection updates and reminders
  • Additional public health updates

The presentation from this Clinician Update can be accessed here (PDF file).


February 23, 2024
Dr. Guy Crowder, Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Shireesha Vuppalanchi, Medical Director at the Indiana Department of Health presented a Clinician Update on Friday, February 23.

Topics included:

  • Respiratory viral update
  • Other infections – including syphilis, salmonella, mpox, Cipro resistant meningococcus, possibly others
  • TB update
  • Viral hepatitis update
  • Miscellaneous

Guest speakers:

  • Roxanne Krepper, IDOH Viral Hepatitis Prevention Coordinator, providing a Viral Hepatitis Update
  • Kelly White, IDOH TB Prevention and Care Director, providing a TB Update

The presentation from this Clinician Update can be accessed here (PDF file).
IDOH News Letter Viral Hepatitis Provider Letter 2024 (PDF file).
Measles Provider FAQ 2-23-24 (PDF file).


January 26, 2024
Dr. Guy Crowder, IDOH Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Shireesha Vuppalanchi, IDOH Medical Director, and other IDOH staff presented the following topics on today's Clinician Update:

  • Respiratory infection update (COVID-19, Influenza, RSV)
  • Other infections update (Syphilis, Mpox, others)
  • Recalls
  • Trauma and Injury Updates
  • Solar eclipse
  • Oral health program updates and Give Kids a Smile event
  • Public Health Day

The presentation from this Clinician Update can be accessed here (PDF file).


December 18, 2023
Slides from a Special Clinician Update on TB can be accessed here (PDF file).

More clinician update slides will be added as they are available.