Tarrant County welcomes new Public Health Director

December 15, 2014 • Uncategorized


Tarrant County welcomes new Public Health Director

The UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health (UNTHSC-SPH) and the Tarrant County Health Department recently hosted a welcome reception for the county’s new Public Health Director, Dr. Veerinder “Vinny” Taneja.

Taneja has more than 13 years of public health experience, having previously served as Deputy Health Officer and Acting Director of the Wayne County Health Department in Michigan. He succeeds Lou Brewer, PhD, who served as Tarrant County’s health director for 14 years, retiring in May 2014.

Pictured at the welcome reception were (l to r) Richard S. Kurz, PhD, Dean of the UNTHSC SPH; Thomas Yorio, PhD, UNTHSC Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs; Taneja and his daughter; and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks.