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.
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
Race, Poverty, and Disease: HIV/AIDS among African American Injection Drug Users in the San Francisco Bay Area