Stephen Blount Helping Lead Efforts to Rebuild Haiti Public Health System

Stephen BlountDr. Stephen Blount, one of IANPHI's earliest supporters and an active advisor to the IANPHI Secretariat and Executive Board, has been named the U.S. CDC's new associate director for health development. In this role he will lead efforts to help rebuild Haiti's public health system. 

Dr. Blount was formerly acting director of the CDC's Center for Global Health and in 1997, was the first director of the Office of Global Health. He led the development of CDC's global strategy, including goals, objectives, priority program areas, and performance measures. Beginning in 2003, as part of the first agency-wide transformation of CDC's structure since 1980, Dr. Blount led the reorganization of its international activities to better align human, technical, and financial resources with the agency's goals and priorities and to improve global business services. 

After training in family medicine and public health, Dr. Blount served as director of epidemiology at the Detroit Health Department, taught at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, and directed cancer control research programs at the Michigan Cancer Foundation before joining CDC. 
From 1993 to 1997, he was assigned to the World Health Organization, the health agency of the United Nations, and worked at the Caribbean Epidemiology Center in Trinidad, where he served as director. 

Dr. Blount was born and raised in Detroit and educated in its public schools. He received his BS in 1975 and his MD in 1978, both from Tufts University, and his MPH in 1981 from the University of Michigan.