Interlex Medical Director, Thomas Schlenker, M.D., M.P.H., leads the ILX Health Strategies Group work in research, product and program development and strategic planning. Dr. Schlenker is a seasoned clinical pediatrician and former director of local health departments in San Antonio, Texas, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Salt Lake City, Utah. His research has resulted in over 30 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from measles epidemics, childhood lead poisoning, infant mortality, vaccinations and health care financing. Dr. Schlenker also has extensive experience working as a physician in Latin America and speaks Spanish well. Most recently, as director of San Antonio Metro Health, he led a multiyear initiative that resulted in a measurable decline in local obesity rates. Dr. Schlenker is the founder of the San Antonio Diabetes Collaborative.
ILX Health Strategies Group is the Health Division within Interlex, a leading full-service integrated marketing communications firm driven by the unique mission to help clients make a positive impact in the lives of diverse audience.
Interlex launched ILX Health Strategies to focus on bringing greater value and expertise to Interlex’s roster of health-related clients and is specifically dedicated to promoting better health through evidence-based strategies, program development and implementation, culturally and community relevant awareness and behavior change campaigns.
As Interlex turns 20, its vision, in launching ILX Health Strategies Group was founded on the idea that the Health Strategies Group be a true engine for positive social change, a force for progress that empowers multicultural and traditionally underserved communities to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Speech Topics and Titles
Marketing Healthy Food and Drink as Antidote to Diabetes - A Medical Perspective
Policy and Marketing Boost Infant Survival in Wisconsin
Diabetes Prevention in South Texas - A Culture and Community-based Approach
Paying for Prevention - Medicaid Shifts toward Population Health and Equity
Using Scientific Data to Engage Physicians and Public