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Published on Aug 5, 2013
DR. SUSAN BLUMENTHAL -- Dr. Susan Blumenthal is an internationally recognized expert and leader on global health, who until recently served as US Assistant Surgeon General and senior global health and e-health advisor in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Named a "Rock Star of Science" by GQ Magazine, she has been a major force in bringing important public health issues, including global health, women's health, and mental illness, to scientific and public attention. She is also a leader in the response to emerging disease threats including bioterrorism and pandemic flu. Dr. Susan Blumenthal served as co-chair and was responsible for the coordination and implementation of the National Action Plan for Breast Cancer, a presidential initiative that helped catalyze further action in the fight against breast cancer. She is currently a clinical professor at the Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center, and a distinguished visiting professor of women's studies at Brandeis University. She blogs about health topics for The Huffington Post, and has received numerous awards including honorary doctorates for her landmark contributions in improving health. As a professional speaker, Dr. Blumenthal brings her audiences examples of her firsthand experience in the federal government, and of how health issues are handled at the national and global levels. She also discusses current issues facing women's health, the response to pandemic flu, and healthcare reform. Book Susan Blumenthal at Speakers.com. http://www.speakers.com/Susan-Blument...