Dr. Catherine Troisi is Director of Public Health Practice at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS). Her office has responsibility for policy development, research collaborations with academic institutions, promotion of public health education for staff, and preparing for the forthcoming health department accreditation process. She has further responsibilities in Public Health Preparedness.
Previously, she was Assistant Director of HDHHS, overseeing the Disease Prevention and Control Division, including Bureaus of HIV/STD Prevention, Immunizations, TB Control, Jail Health, Health Promotion and Education, and the Area Agency on Aging. She is adjunct faculty at both Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH), serving on graduate student committees and lecturing in epidemiology courses. Dr. Troisi received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Rochester, M.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University and doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Michigan, where internationally known influenza experts, Drs. John Maassab and Arnold Monto, served as her advisors.
Prior to joining the health department, Dr. Troisi was on the faculty in the Division of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at BCM for 14 years and UTSPH for seven years. Her research focused on viral hepatitis and HIV, including diagnostic and vaccine evaluation studies. Additionally, she managed a clinical hepatitis and HIV reference laboratory.