Joel R. Greenspan, MD, MPH      

Major Areas of Expertise:

  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Public health surveillance
  • Communicable disease control and public health informatics
  • Local, state and federal public health program operations

Summary of Career Accomplishments:
Joel R. Greenspan became a Senior Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates in January 2012. Formerly a career US Public Health Service Medical Officer, Dr. Greenspan was a Medical Epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 23 years. Since 1998, he has been an independent consultant in emergency preparedness, public health surveillance and informatics.

At CDC, he served as Assistant Director for Planning, Communications and External Relations, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, where he was Senior Policy Analyst for the national STD prevention program. He also served as the first Chief of the Surveillance and Information Systems Branch, where his team helped strengthen and transform national STD surveillance systems and developed software to support STD prevention field operations in state and local health departments.

As a CDC assignee to two state departments of health, Dr. Greenspan guided capacity building in outbreak investigations and public health surveillance, served as liaison to counterparts in local health departments and the Department of Defense, and taught public health students.

Additional Qualifications:
Since his retirement from the USPHS in 1998, Dr. Greenspan has provided a variety of public health consulting services to industry, government and non-profit organizations. As Medical Director for Attune, Inc. in Atlanta, he helped develop an artificial intelligence-driven informatics platform and cloud-based applications system for healthcare, public health and emergency preparedness. From 2006 through 2008, Dr. Greenspan was an advisor to L-3 MPRI in Alexandria, Virginia, and provided scientific input into CDC’s Pandemic Operations Plan and full-functional pandemic exercises. From 2008 through 2011, he assisted SDI in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, with pandemic-related public health research projects and guided development of syndromic disease surveillance systems using electronic healthcare reimbursement claims.

Dr. Greenspan received a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, a Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health. He completed post-graduate studies in administration and management at Harvard University and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Alumni Association.

Martin, Blanck & Associates:
Martin, Blanck & Associates is a healthcare consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. Martin Blanck provides critical assistance to private sector clients focused on federal healthcare delivery systems and services and public health programs. The firm has more than two dozen senior executive partners with expertise in healthcare policy, program development, executive management, strategic planning, informatics, medical countermeasures research and development addressing chemical, biological and radiological threats, public health strategies, and emerging infectious diseases.