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George L. Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
UT Health Science Center at Houston
My approach to teaching and practice in the health sciences reflects my education in both clinical medicine and public health, obtained in different countries, and combines an interdisciplinary perspective with an international view. Although based at a school of public health, I still practice clinically, while fulfilling my academic responsibilities in teaching and research. Or, as I often tell my students: "In the morning, I focus on individuals; in the afternoon, on populations." Understanding both population-based health and patient-centered care allows me to present different perspectives to students and colleagues in different venues, identifying common ground and, at times, the confronted interests between public health and clinical medicine, between academia and professional practice, between employers and frontline workers/patients, as well as between geographic areas with important differences in language, economic structure and health systems.