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Dr. Susan Blumenthal  

Former US Assistant Surgeon General & Rear Admiral

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.

Speech Topics

Healthy Aging

Dr. Susan Blumenthal discusses the economic impact of aging and explores global trends in health care for the elderly. She explains what is known about the science of aging, including chromosomal changes, the neuroscience of aging, the relationship between brain health and cardiovascular disease, and steps we can all take for a healthier future.

Critical Women's Health Issues in the 21st Century

Today, the leading killer of women is chronic disease, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lung disease, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Healthcare speaker Dr. Susan Blumenthal addresses some of the critical health issues facing American women at the beginning of the 21st century. She highlights women's health across the life span including important new information, cutting edge advances, and the steps each one of us can take towards a healthier future.

Global Health Issues in the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Susan Blumenthal presents the critical health issues facing our country and our world today. With international trade, travel, and telecommunications, the world is shrinking, causing greater threat for the travel of infectious and chronic diseases. Blumenthal discusses preparedness and prevention as cornerstones to meeting and defeating emerging health threats, such as infectious diseases, avian flu, bioterrorism, and obesity, to ensure a healthier future for ourselves and our world.

Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century, Adam & Eve:

Gender Differences in Health and Disease, Winning the War Against Breast Cancer: A Progress Report, Responding to Terrorism: What You Need to Know, Disease Prevention: A Public Health Priority.


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