THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Houston, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 26, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. SUSAN BLUMENTHAL SENIOR PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
President Clinton announced today the appointment of Susan Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., as Senior Advisor to the President for Women's Health, effective November 1, 1997. Dr. Blumenthal, a national expert on women's health and mental illness, moves to the White House from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services where she serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health. Her new duties are to contribute her medical expertise to the development of medical, scientific and health initiatives and policy relating to women's health. She will report jointly to the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and to the Assistant to the President for the Office of Public Liaison.
Dr. Blumenthal, who brings with her a distinguished career in public health service, is also Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral in the United States Public Health Service, as well as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine.