Daniel S. Blumenthal


Titles and Roles

Emeritus Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship. He was appointed founding Chair of the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine in 1984 and served in this capacity until 2009. He retired from Morehouse in 2014. Dr. Blumenthal also serves as Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.


Prior to earning his MPH degree from Emory in 1986, Dr. Blumenthal received his medical degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine in 1968 and completed his postdoctoral training in pediatrics at Charity Hospital of New Orleans, Tulane Division.  


Dr. Blumenthal's research involves intra-institutional evaluation assessing efforts to create and sustain programs/projects that translate research from the bench to community-based clinical settings and to communities, create a continuous community involvement process that reaches out to communities and community practitioners and facilitates collaboration to train Atlanta-CTSI investigators in the principles and practice of community-based participatory research. His cancer research has focused on approaches to increasing cancer screening among African Americans in order to reduce disparities in this area. Visit Morehouse School of Medicine for more information regarding Dr. Blumenthal’s research.


Dr. Blumenthal has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and a dozen book chapters, co-edited four books, and written a number of commentaries, letters to the editor and other publications.

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Dr. Blumenthal has been honored by the Georgia Public Health Association, named the outstanding VISTA volunteer of the 1960s and received a "Shining Light" Award from the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care. Most recently, Dr. Blumenthal was elected President of the American College of Preventive Medicine for the 2015-2017 term. He has additionally received the following awards:

  • Duncan Clark Award, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 2010
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2009

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