Stephen B. Blount

Director, Special Health Projects & Advisor to Hispaniola Initiative at The Carter Center, Inc.

Stephen B. Blount

Stephen B. Blount

Director, Special Health Projects & Advisor to Hispaniola Initiative at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Stephen Blount, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Special Health Projects

Dr. Stephen Blount joined The Carter Center as director of Special Health Projects in 2013. In this role, Blount oversees the Center's work to intensify binational coordination between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to eliminate malaria and lymphatic filariasis on the island of Hispaniola. He is also leading the Center's effort to expand public health training in low resource countries.

Before joining The Carter Center, Blount spent 25 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a succession of leadership positions, the last of which was as associate director for global health development. Prior to that, he directed CDC's Office of Global Health from 1997 to 2005 and the Coordinating Office of Global Health from 2005-2010. In these roles, Blount provided programmatic and financial oversight for the Global AIDS Program, global immunization and disease eradication activities, as well as malaria, tuberculosis, and tobacco control efforts. He oversaw a $1.8 billion budget, 200 U.S. government staff in 50 countries, and 1,500 locally hired staff and contractors. Blount was the CDC's lead strategist for global activities and managed key partnerships with ministries of health, United Nations' organizations, the World Bank, other U.S. government organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

Blount's major accomplishments at CDC include working with the Polio Plus Initiative to reduce the number of polio-endemic countries from 41 in 1997 to four in 2010. He also served on the leadership team of the Global Measles Partnership, an effort that reduced measles mortality worldwide by 39 percent between 1999 and 2010.

Blount earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology (1975) and his medical degree from Tufts University (1978). He also holds a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Michigan (1980). Blount was recognized with the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for Outstanding Service by the United States government in 2007.

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Director, Special Health Projects & Advisor to Hispaniola Initiative at The Carter Center, Inc.
Education
Master of Public Health
Class of 1980

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

MD
Class of 1978

Tufts University School of Medicine is an international leader in innovative medical education and advanced research. The School of Medicine is renowned for excellence in education in general medicine, biomedical sciences, special combined degree programs in business, health management, public health, bioengineering and international relations, as well as basic and clinical research at the cellular and molecular level.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Class of 1975

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Career History
Director, Special Health Projects & Advisor to Hispaniola Initiative
2013 - Current

The Carter Center, Inc. provides human rights protection services. The firm's services include resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The company was founded by James E. Carter, Jr. and Rosalynn Smith Carter in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Director of Coordination Office for Global Health
Prior

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates as a government health center. It helps to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats. It conducts research and investigations for its action oriented approach. The company was founded on July 1, 1946 and is located in Atlanta, GA.

Awards & Honors
2007
Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive
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