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Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH Public Health Symposium

This endowed symposium honors the legacy of Daniel Sender Blumenthal, MD, MPH, who devoted almost 40 years teaching medical and other health professionals how to properly treat and care for disadvantaged underserved populations. He was unwavering in his commitment to empowering communities and worked tirelessly in Georgia’s rural and local Atlanta communities to bring quality healthcare services, research, and resources to some of the state’s most impoverished areas.

Although he retired from the medical school in 2014, he continued to work with ͼ as Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine until the final day of his life.   Dr. Blumenthal had a strong impact on undergraduate as well as graduate medical education programs at Morehouse School of Medicine in the area of Preventive Medicine.  He was perhaps most proud of the ͼ Prevention Research Center, which was founded in 1998 under his leadership with a grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Conversations and Action Strategies to Advance Mental and Behavioral Health Equity and Justice

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. (reception following)
Location:  Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Atlanta GA, 30310

The symposium promotes excellence in community engagement, research (population science, health services and translational), clinical care (preventive medicine skills) and public health practice in underserved communities.

Elizabeth Cardenas Bautista

Elizabeth Cardenas Bautista, PhD
Keynote Speaker

Registration will close Friday, March 29, 2024 at 12pm EST. 
There will not be on-site registration.


Who should attend?

We welcome public health professionals, healthcare providers, community health workers, researchers, health and social service agency leaders, policy decision makers, medical residents, students, the community-at-large, and community leaders to learn about strategies to:

  1. Define mental and behavioral health, respectively
  2. Discuss policies, systems and environments that can serve as barriers or promoters of mental and behavioral health
  3. Apply concepts to community-centered strategies to positively advance mental and behavioral health equity and justice.


Empower participants to achieve and advance optimal health through healthy lifestyles powered by policy, community, and clinical approaches.

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