Michael B. Blank
Michael B. Blank received his B.A. degree with distinction in psychology from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA and his M.A. degree and Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va, USA. Blank’s research and writing focus on the integration of health and mental health services delivery systems including treatment for comorbid illness such as HIV/AIDS. Other areas of interest include informal care and its impact on consumers and families, rural mental health, ethics in prevention, and applications of technology and computer-assisted care in mental health service delivery. Blank’s primary affiliation is with the Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, and he also holds appointments as a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics of Philadelphia, Pa, USA, and is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Blank also serves as the Codirector of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Core of the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Blank also serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN), which is intended to foster multisite collaboration among the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) in the behavioral and social sciences. Blank has served in a number of NIH and CDC study sections and was a Standing Member of the NIH study section for Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to the Prevention of HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2010. Blank also serves as an author of over 100 papers, book chapters, and reports and as an editor of a book, with Marlene Eisenberg, entitled HIV: Issues with Mental Health and Illness which was published in 2007.
Biography Updated on 26 December 2012