Susan R. Bradshaw, MD, MPH, TTS, a Preventive Medicine Specialist with The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health & The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council

Get to know Preventive Medicine Specialist Dr. Susan R. Bradshaw, who serves patients in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Bradshaw is an accomplished preventive medicine specialist and Mayo Clinic-certified tobacco treatment specialist at the forefront of her field. She is currently affiliated with The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, offering her expertise in clinical prevention and tobacco control through academic detailing.

A product of academic rigor, Dr. Bradshaw earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, setting the foundation for a career marked by continuous learning and specialization. Her quest for knowledge led her to complete a residency in Preventive Medicine, accompanied by the attainment of a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.

Her journey into the realm of tobacco treatment and research is marked by significant achievements, notably being the inaugural recipient of the Young Investigator Award from Mayo Clinic’s Tobacco Addiction Program. This prestigious recognition was bestowed upon her for her groundbreaking research project delving into the intricate relationship between smoking and dopamine receptors. Her commitment to advancing the understanding of smoking cessation extends to her role as Chief Resident in the pioneering clinical trial assessing the efficacy of Bupropion as a smoking cessation aid.

The depth of Dr. Bradshaw’s expertise is further underscored by her diverse fellowships, including those in cancer prevention and control at the Drew/Meharry/Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center, the LOOP’s Leadership Development Program, and the CDC E-Learning Institute’s Best Practices of Online Education. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine, she exemplifies a holistic approach to healthcare.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Dr. Bradshaw has made significant contributions to the field through publications on medically-underserved populations, preventative medicine, and tobacco. Her commitment to addressing public health challenges is evident in her multifaceted approach, blending clinical expertise, research acumen, and a dedication to holistic well-being. 

Preventive medicine is a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which focuses on the health of individuals and communities. The goal of preventive medicine is to promote health and well-being and prevent disease, disability, and death. A preventive medicine specialist focuses on the health of individuals and defined populations in order to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being, and to prevent disease, disability, and premature death.

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Through her findatopdoc profile, or through The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council,

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