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    Veerinder (Vinny) Taneja, officially began as director of Tarrant County Public Health in September 2014.

    Taneja has more than 13 years of public health experience. He previously served as Deputy Health Officer and Acting Director of the Wayne County Health Department in Michigan.

    He earned his medical degree (MBBS) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India, and his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Eastern Kentucky University.

    Taneja succeeded Lou Brewer, PhD, who served as the county’s health director for 14 years. Brewer retired in May 2014.