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Vince Fonseca, MD, MPH, FACPM

Vincent Fonseca


Vince Fonseca, MD, MPH, FACPM is an associate professor at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he is on the core team developing and implementing the Community Engagement component of the curriculum. First and second year learners are involved in home visits supporting families with the social determinants of health and access to evidence-based health-related services through referrals to community partners and intersectoral collaboration.  He is developing a graduate medical education (GME) program for the Public Health and General Preventive Medicine specialty. He leads the team developing the Master of Public health degree program and teaches in the Master of Biomedical Sciences program.  


Formerly, he was the director of Medical Informatics at Intellica Corporation, a custom clinical decision support software developer. He served as the Texas State Epidemiologist at the Texas Department of State Health Services. He also served 9 years at the Headquarters of the Air Force Medical Service and 8 years in the Army. His expertise is in community health assessment and improvement, clinical quality improvement, medical informatics, health services research, worksite wellness, preventive medicine, and public health.

He also is the medical advisor for HASA, the San Antonio area health information exchange for the San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi areas. He also serves on the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Steering Committee, the Texas Medical Association’s Council on Science and Public Health, the Bexar County Medical Society’s Board of Directors, and the Bexar County Medical Society’s Public Health and Patient Advocacy Committee. 

Dr. Fonseca is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine, certified in Clinical Informatics and also in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He also is certified as a Lifestyle Medicine physician by the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He received his MD from Boston University, a Master of Public Health in quantitative methods from Harvard University, and a BA in psychology from Rice University.