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Dan G. Blazer, MD, MPH, PhD, Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Duke University

Dan G. Blazer MD, MPH, PhD
Vice Chair of Psychiatry
Duke University 
Durham, North Carolina 


Dr. Blazer is former Dean of Medical Education and currently J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is a Professor of Community and Family Medicine. He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina.  

Dr. Blazer received his MD degree from the University of Tennessee and his MPH and PhD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Blazer was selected for the Distinguished Alumni Award at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina in 1989, the Rema LaPouse Award from the American Public Health Association in 2001, the First Annual Geriatric Psychiatry Research Award from the American College of Psychiatrists in 2004, the Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America, the Distinguished Faculty Award, Duke Medical School in 2005, and the Oscar Pfister Award for the integration of religion and psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1995 where he chaired the membership committee for two years (2005-2007). He currently serves on the editorial board of the Archives of General Psychiatry.


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