Ricky Bluthenthal (1988)

Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California

Ricky N. Bluthenthal's major research contributions have been in the areas of HIV epidemiology and prevention for drug injectors, racial/ethnic differences in alcohol consumption, consequences, and treatment outcomes, and community approaches to health promotion. Dr. Bluthenthal has published over 75 studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Addiction, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, and Social Science and Medicine. He was formerly a Senior Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation (1998-2010), Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (2009-2010), Director of the Urban Community Research Center (2006-2010), and Professor (with tenure 2006-2010) at the California State University Dominguez Hills.

Dissertation Title: 
Race, Poverty, and Disease: HIV/AIDS among African American Injection Drug Users in the San Francisco Bay Area