Melanie J. Rodriguez, MPH
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Brooks City-Base, TX 78235
Melanie J. Rodriguez has served as the Epidemiology Program Manager for the
Following completion of her graduate studies in 2001, Melanie was awarded a fellowship by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. As an epidemiology fellow, she began her career in environmental public health at the Air Force Institute for Operational Health at Brooks Air Force Base,
Melanie received her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. She was recently elected a member of Delta Omega, the national public health honor society.
Leadership Development Opportunities
My participation in the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute has been a very rewarding and informative experience, the lessons of which I will repeatedly draw upon and apply during my career in environmental health. As I have no formal training in environmental health, learning specifically about the national program goals for environmental health and the essential environmental health services was very helpful. The self-assessments were especially revealing, as I learned not only what my strengths and weaknesses are, but how to use each to the best advantage. The greatest benefit of the program was the introduction to organizational learning and systems thinking I received. These skills will allow me to more effectively respond to the environmental health problems in my community.
Thanks to all the EPHLI staff, instructors, coaches, and mentors for sharing their knowledge, experiences, and insights. Thanks also to the 2008 EPHLI fellows. Iâ€™ve learned that