Dr. Blank’s primary affiliation is with the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research in the Psychiatry Department, and he also holds appointments as a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and the Schools of Nursing at Penn and the University of Virginia. He  serves as co-director of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Core of the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and a recent book, HIV: Issues with Mental Health and Illness (Haworth Press, 2007). He is also on the editorial board of journals including Psychological Services, Journal of Community Psychology, Community Mental Health Journal, and Journal of Rural Community Psychology.

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