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MARIO JACOMINO, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics


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Tel. (561) 297-0723

 
 

Mario Jacomino, M.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Schmidt College of Medicine. In this capacity, he teaches undergraduate medical students. He is a pediatrician with a public health background and his main focus is to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and public health. Prior to joining FAU, Dr. Jacomino worked with the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County and functioned as the medical director for two health clinics. He has been volunteering his time at Caridad Center in Boynton Beach, FL for over 20 years, serving the needs of underrepresented families in the community.

He received the Community Outreach Wellness Prevention Hero Award for the Palm Beach County Medical Society in 2019. In addition, Dr. Jacomino is currently the advisor to the Pediatric Interest Group and the Competency in Medical Spanish, which is an effort between classmates, faculty, and staff at the Schmidt College of Medicine to provide career exploration to the medical students and collect donations of toys, diapers, and food to go to Palm Beach County Health Department Volunteer Services for distribution to the disadvantaged population of the county. Since 2020, Dr. Jacomino became one of the co-director of the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program at the Schmidt College of Medicine. This is a 36-week program designed to propel students who completed a bachelor degree to become a competitive medical school applicant.


  • 1984: BS, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
  • 1988: MD, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, PR
  • 1999: MPH, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • 1988-1989: Internship: Pathology, Univ. of FL Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1989-1992: Residency: Pediatrics, Univ. of FL Health Science Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1992-1995: Fellowship: Ped. GI/Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 1999-2000:Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency, West Palm Beach, FL

  • 2010-Present: Associate Professor, Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl
  • 1999-Present: Volunteer Physician, Caridad Health Clinic
  • 2004-2010: Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
  • 1999-2010: Consultant/Volunteer, Pan American Health/ World Health Organization
  • 1996-2010: Senior Physician, Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach County Health Department
  • 1996-1999: Clinical Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
  • 1995-1995: Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Savita Kumar, Mario Jacomino : Varicella Surveillance/Control for Palm Beach County, FL 1999-2000. 34th National Immunization Conference, Washington, DC (2000)
  • Mario Jacomino, Pramila Shukla and Susan J. Henning: Use of amphotropic vectors for gene transfer in human colon carcinoma cells. HUMAN GENE THERAPY 8: 835 - 841 (1997).
  • Mario Jacomino, Chantal Lau, Sylvia Z. James, Pramila Shukla and Susan J Henning: Gene transfer into fetal rat intestine. HUMAN GENE THERAPY 7: 1757 - 1762 (1996)
  • Mario Jacomino, Pramila Shukla and Susan J. Henning: A human in vitro model for intestinal gene transfer. GASTROENTEROLOGY Vol. 108: A293 (1995)
  • Mario Jacomino, Chantal Lau, Pramila Shukla, Sylvia Z. James and Susan J. Henning: Gene transfer into fetal rat intestine using a grafting strategy. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION vol. 21 No 3: A82 p 344 (1995)
  • James W. Sandberg, Chantal Lau, Mario Jacomino, Milton Finegold and Susan J. Henning: Improving access to intestinal stem cells as a step toward intestinal gene transfer. HUMAN GENE THERAPY 5: 323 - 329 (1994)

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Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
  • Maternal/Child Health/Pediatrics
  • Pediatric GI/Nutrition disorders
  • Preventive Medicine/Public Health/Global Health

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Epidemiology Section, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Palm Beach Pediatric Society


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