Sakshi Puri Joins Medical Services Division, Promoting Healthy Practices

The BCFS System has selected Sakshi Puri for the position of Public Health and Epidemiology Quality Assurance Director, where she will serve the Medical Services Division of BCFS Health and Human Services.

Sakshi has a master’s degree in public health from Texas A&M University, with a concentration in health policy and management. She is a former epidemiologist with Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, serving as a subject matter expert for investigating zoonotic and foodborne conditions in the Rio Grande Valley. Sakshi also worked with Northern Vermont Area Health Education Center and other medical colleges in the Vermont area as a health science educator, as well as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as a program coordinator, creating multidisciplinary activities to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education tracks.

From developing curriculum for community-based health science programs for children to writing protocols for management and investigation of disease outbreak, Sakshi has the diversity of skills, knowledge, and experience that complements our agencies’ array of services, infrastructure, and clientele.

Serving earlier this year as an epidemiologist and public health group supervisor during the 2018 US HHS ORR Operations emergency sheltering event with BCFS Health and Human Services’ Emergency Management Division, Sakshi led a team of medical and public health staff to manage a system for vaccination administration and tracking.

In her new position as Public Health and Epidemiology Quality Assurance Director, Sakshi’s focus will be on effective sanitary and health care precautions aimed at mitigating illness in facilities across the agency, for the protection and health of our own forces as well as the clients we serve.

By collaborating with health partners and government entities, Sakshi will be able to deliver first-class guidance to the BCFS System and its programs on the most effective wellness practices, researching and reporting on interagency health concerns and mapping out effective solutions for staff and service populations alike.

Please join us in welcoming Sakshi to the BCFS System family.