Gerard Carrino, PhD, MPH
Department Head & Instructional Professor
Texas A&M University School of Public Health
Gerard E. Carrino, PhD, MPH, is Department Head and Instructional Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health. A second-career academic, Dr. Carrino was an executive leader of nonprofit organizations with expertise in fund-raising, evaluation, program development, strategic planning, cause marketing, and fiscal oversight. As a senior executive at world-class nonprofit organizations, he inspired and sustained lean teams of high functioning staff and partners toward their own successes. He is currently educating the next generation of public health professionals, bringing his 25+ years of field experience into the classroom.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Texas A&M Health’s Disaster Day is the nation’s largest student-led interprofessional emergency response simulation. Since 2008, the annual event has grown to 800 students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, psychology, athletic training, veterinary medicine, and the Corp of Cadets. Traditionally conducted at a world-class training facility for emergency responders, interprofessional student teams work to rescue survivors, manage communications/logistics, solve public health cases using patient-level clues, and diagnose/treat standardized patients. The goal is to produce…
BackgroundData conf that high functioning, interprofessional teams improve health outcomes (Interprofessional Education Collaborative, 2016). However, academic health institutions traditionally provide education uniprofessionally where students from a single profession learn together in parallel or interactively (Freeth, et al 2008). Therefore, academic health institutions must provide an interprofessional education (IPE). However, executing interprofessional learning experiences across colleges with differing curricula, accreditation requirements, and academic calendars remains a challenge.…