Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research Department
Dr. Rodrigo Silva has a degree in veterinary medicine and a master’s degree in public health. He has over 35 years of experience working in public administration and public health, developing and administering government and non-profit organizations and programs at the local, national and international levels. Nonetheless, some of Dr. Silva’s most cherished times are those spent helping underserved populations, the homeless, and those with behavioral health issues.
Dr. Silva serves as Adjunct Professor for the University of Arizona, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, as Neighborhood Manager for a non-profit organization dedicated to help underserved youth, and as chairman for the board of a nonprofit behavioral health organization.
Dr. Silva’s work on elementary school curriculum materials focusing on public health and animals obtained the Arizona Public Health Association Hemmy Award in 1999. He was induced in the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society in 2004. He is a lifetime honorary member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association.
Along with his academic and community work, Dr. Silva is also a family man who loves to spend time with his wife, their children, their grandchildren, and their dogs.