Division of endocrinology

DSC - Surveillance Council

Surveillance CouncilDiabetes Initiative of South Carolina Lobo


To acquire, analyze and distribute epidemiologic information about diabetes.

Useful Links

Burden of Diabetes in SC 2012 Report
Burden of Diabetes in SC 2003 Report

2003 Report Figures and Tables

Burden of Diabetes in SC 1999 Report

Epidemiological Data & Reports

Surveillance Council Members


Patsy Myers, DrPH

Chair, DSC Surveillance Council
SC DHEC, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Pamela C. Arnold, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE

Chair, Diabetes Center of Excellence
MUSC, Clinical Director, Diabetes Center

Yaw Boateng, RD, MS

SC DHEC - WiseWoman Program

John A. Colwell, MD, PhD

Past Chair, DSC Board
Professor Emeritus

Sheena Cretella, MSPH

SC DHEC Diabetes Division

Gwen A. Davis, RN, MN, CDE

SC DHEC - Diabetes & Disparities

James Ferguson, DrPH


Chris Finney

Office of Research & Statistics

Tom Gaffney, MD

USC School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

K. Sue Haddock, RN, PhD

WBJ Dorn VA Medical Center

Elizabeth Todd Heckel, MSW, CDE

Director, DSC Midlands Site

Khosrow Heidari, MA, MS, MS

SC DHEC - Chronic Disease Epidemiologist

Rhonda Hill, PhD, CHES

SC DHEC - Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

Kelly Hunt, PhD

MUSC, Biometry & Epidemiology

Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, APRN, BC-ADM, RD, CDE, FAAN

MUSC, College of Nursing

Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH

MUSC Department of Neurosciences

Usah Lilavivat, MD

Carolina Diabetes & Kidney Center, Sumter, SC

Laura Long, MD

Chief Medical Officer, BCBS of SC

Anwar T. Merchant, ScD, MPH, DO

USC, Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Michelle Moody, BA

SC DHED - Diabetes Prevention & Control Program

Aunyika Moonan, PhD, MSPH, CPHQ

SC Hospital Association

Al Pakalnis, MD

USC, Department of Ophthalmology

Odessa Ussery, MEd, CCMEP

MUSC Office of CME

Lisa Wear-Ellington

SC Business Coalition on Health



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