Major Daniel Blaz is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and has been on active duty for 16 years. He attended The University of Akron, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University (USU) in 2006. Major Blaz deployed with the 520th Area Support Medical Company to Camp Victory, Iraq in 2008 and was forwardly deployed as a team leader of a small medical contingency team at Camp Taji, Iraq. He is currently assigned as faculty in the USU Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing and is currently working on the completion of his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He previously served as the Assistant Deputy Director at the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute Command and General Staff College Annex, Fort Leavenworth, KS. While there, he assisted with overseeing a diverse interdisciplinary care team that performed executive health and fitness assessments on senior military leaders. Through this assignment he is uniquely qualified to educate strategic leaders on the relationship among leadership, health, and fitness. His research focus is on health and fitness interventions in military service members and veterans and using an interdisciplinary approach in primary care. He is a current member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Interdisciplinary care
Dissertation: Weight Management in the Military Service Member and Veteran