Dr. Gerard E. Carrino, received the 2019 Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence from the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC), Office of Interprofessional Education and Research. Dr. Carrino, who is Instructional Professor and Department Head (interim) of Health Policy & Management at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has co-led interdisciplinary efforts across the university, including Disaster Day and Operation Lone Star, has participated as a member of the Inter-Professional Education & Research Leadership Group and its subcommittees, and is the faculty advisor to Texas A&M’s CLARION Case Competition team, which last year won third place at the national competition.
“Health, wellness, and illness care — and all of their support systems — are becoming increasingly complex and interconnected. No longer can a single discipline understand what makes us healthy or how to fix things when we aren’t. So it is imperative that we teach our future health experts and care providers how to work efficiently and effectively with one another, and that’s what we are doing with interprofessional education.”
Dr. Carrino joined the faculty of Texas A&M School of Public Health as an Instructional Professor following more than two decades in industry. As a former senior executive at world-class health and nonprofit organizations, he brings a practical and practice-based perspective into the classroom and to the inter-disciplinary educational efforts at the HSC. He has held senior leadership positions at March of Dimes Foundation, Columbia University, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education. He received both his MPH and PhD from Columbia University.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 08