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Project Investigator Biography

Daniel S. Blumenthal MD, MPH Daniel S. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H.

Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
phone: (404) 752-1624
fax: (404) 752-1160

Dr. Daniel Blumenthal is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). As Chair, he added the role of Associate Dean for Community Programs in 1993. In 1992-3, while on sabbatical from Morehouse, he served as a consultant to the World Health Organization in Geneva. In 2000, he spent six months as a Robert Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. Dr.Blumenthal has served as a VISTA Volunteer physician in Lee County, Arkansas; as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta; and as a medical epidemiologist with the World Health Organization Smallpox Eradication Program in India and Somalia.

In addition to the MSM CNP, Dr. Blumenthal has served as principal investigator on about $7 million in federal cancer grants and contracts, including Avoidable Mortality from Cancer (NCI, 1986-91), Minority Cancer Research Network (HHS Office of Minority Health, 1987-89), Consortium Cancer Center (NCI, 1988-95), Research on Community Cancer Control (CDC, 2001-07), Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CDC, 2004-09), and Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership (NCI, 2007-2011). Of his approximately 50 peer-reviewed publications, most of the recent ones are on cancer prevention and control. He is the co-editor of a popular textbook on community-based research.

In 1994, the Georgia Public Health Association honored him with the Sellers-McCroan Award "for outstanding achievement and service to Georgia in public health." In 1995, in ceremonies marking the 30th anniversary of VISTA, he was named the Outstanding VISTA Volunteer of the 1960s. More recently, he received a "Shining Light" Award from the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Blumenthal is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Chicago School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Charity Hospital of New Orleans (Tulane Division) and received his master of public health degree from Emory University. He is board-certified in both pediatrics and preventive medicine.

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Updated: 07/23/09