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Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. is a top national medical expert and leader who has been a major force in bringing important public health issues including women' s health, mental illness, and disease and violence prevention to scientific and public attention. A women's health hero, it was Dr. Blumenthal's vision to establish this important website just for college women in her role as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Women's Studies at Brandeis University, and she has directed all aspects of its development. Her advice, direction and expertise have been instrumental to its development and success. Dr. Blumenthal also serves as Rear Admiral in the USPHS and US Assistant Surgeon General. She is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown and Tufts University Schools of Medicine. A pioneer in the women's health field, from 1994-1997 Rear Admiral Blumenthal served as the country's first ever Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she was instrumental in moving women's health to the forefront of our country's national healthcare agenda. Her accomplishments include establishing The National Women's Health Resource Center (which can be contacted at 800-994-WOMAN or found at, the National Centers of Excellence on Women's Health at academic health centers, conceiving the "Missiles to Mammograms" technology transfer initiative to improve breast cancer detection, and ensuring that our national prevention and research programs target women's unique needs. She has also served as an advisor to The White House on public health issues. Assistant Surgeon General Blumenthal has been named by the New York Times as one of the top twelve doctors in the women's health field, by the Ladies Home Journal as one of the ten most important women doctors in the country, and by the Medical Herald as one of the twenty most influential women in medicine.
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