Joan R. Bloom
School of Public Health

Joan Bloom is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. She received her BS from the University of California, Berkeley and a MA in Sociology and Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Stanford University. Her research interests include: Psycho-social interventions to prevent, encourage early diagnosis, and improve the quality of lives of individuals with chronic disease (e.g. cancer, diabetes, cardiac disease, and chronic mental illness). Current projects include risk notification of men at high risk for prostate and breast cancer; ten year follow-up of young breast cancer survivors, a physical activity intervention to prevent osteoporosis and weight gain in breast cancer survivors, the utilization, cost, and outcomes of capitating mental health services for medicaid recipients.