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Genny Carrillo Zuniga, MD, MPH, MSPH, ScD

Assistant Professor

Texas A&M Health Science Center

School of Rural Public Health

South Texas Center

McAllen, Texas


Genny Carrillo Zuniga received a Medical Doctor degree in Mérida, Yucatán, México. She received her MPH degree in Health Systems Management and MSPH degree in Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Carrillo Zuniga received her Sc.D. in Environmental Health Science from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Carrillo Zuniga worked as a Public Health Scientist in the Louisiana Public Health Department of Health. She has participated in environmental research studies, taught graduate public health courses as Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Georgia. She is leading the McAllen Asthma Coalition and is an Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health, South Texas Center. She is the principal investigator of the asthma study that is going on several schools in McAllen ISD, Edinburg ISD, Hidalgo ISD and IDEA Quest.



The association with the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute program during the past year has had a lifelong impact on me. It has been an incredible experience for personal growth and development. I feel extremely grateful to be chosen by the CDC and EPHLI staff as a candidate for the program. The enormous effort that all staff, mentors, coaches and fellows put through the year is impressive and it is with sadness that we have to say thank you for all your time and encouragement to all of us. I have learned new ways to think about my work through organizational learning and systems thinking. The Individual Development Plan that I worked on all year has helped me learn to stay focused and keep on task. Most importantly I am grateful for the opportunity to have met and worked with such a dynamic group of environmental public health professionals. I am honored to be a member of the EPHLI Class of 2010.