Cameron Blount, MD

Cameron Blount

Undergraduate School
Duke University

Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine



Interests and Career Goals

Current interests include emergency psychiatry, interventional psychiatry, community psychiatry, and working with populations of patients affected by mood disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Favorite Pastimes

Spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending concerts, and trying new foods

Strengths of the Program

Faculty, staff, and residents work together well and are always supportive of one another. Leadership is kind, helpful, and emphasizes wellness. The program at Duke allows for outstanding clinical training as well as access to strong research opportunities. I’m overjoyed to be returning to Duke for residency training and to be living in Durham again!


  • Hultman R, Mague SD, Li Q, Katz BM, Michel N, Lin L, Wang J, David LK, Blount C, Chandy R, Carlson D, Ulrich K, Carin L, Dunson D, Kumar S, Deisseroth K, Moore SD, Dzirasa K. Dysregulation of Prefrontal Cortex-Mediated Slow-Evolving Limbic Dynamics Drives Stress-Induced Emotional Pathology. Neuron. 2016 Jul 20;91(2):439-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.05.038 

  • Hultman R, Ulrich K, Sachs BD, Blount C, Carlson DE, Ndubuizu N, Bagot RC, Parise EM, Vu MT, Gallagher NM, Wang J, Silva AJ, Deisseroth K, Mague SD, Caron MG, Nestler EJ, Carin L, Dzirasa K. Brain-wide Electrical Spatiotemporal Dynamics Encode Depression Vulnerability. Cell. 2018 Mar 22;173(1):166-180.e14. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.012 

  • Mague SD, Talbot A, Blount C, Walder-Christensen KK, Duffney LJ, Adamson E, Bey AL, Ndubuizu N, Thomas GE, Hughes DN, Grossman Y, Hultman R, Sinha S, Fink AM, Gallagher NM, Fisher RL, Jiang YH, Carlson DE, Dzirasa K. Brain-wide electrical dynamics encode individual appetitive social behavior. Neuron. 2022 May 18;110(10):1728-1741.e7. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2022.02.016 

  • Block CL, Eroglu O, Mague SD, Smith CJ, Ceasrine AM, Sriworarat C, Blount C, Beben KA, Malacon KE, Ndubuizu N, Talbot A, Gallagher NM, Chan Jo Y, Nyangacha T, Carlson DE, Dzirasa K, Eroglu C, Bilbo SD. Prenatal environmental stressors impair postnatal microglia function and adult behavior in males. Cell Rep. 2022 Aug 2;40(5):111161. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111161

Poster Presentations

  • Blount C, Adbelaal K, Hughes D, Walder-Christensen K, Mague S, Dzirasa K. (2023). Elucidating Behavioral Sex Differences in Fentanyl Withdrawal Utilizing Pose Estimation and an Unsupervised Machine Learning Algorithm. Atlanta, GA. 

  • Blount C, Brown M, & Daniels K. (2020). Cooperative Dynamics in Group Psychotherapy: A Preliminary Survey on Barriers to Participation and Interaction In Group Therapy. Atlanta, GA. 

  • Blount C, Ndubuizu N, Hultman R, Ulrich K, Carlson DE, Bagot RC, Parise EM, Vu MT, Wang J, Silva AJ, Mague S, Nestler EJ, Carin L, Dzirasa K. (2017). Stress Vulnerability Converges on an Emergent Neural Network. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Phoenix, AZ.