Dr. Debra Houry, MD, MPH, is Vice-Chair for Research and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health.
She is currently the Director for the Center for Injury Control, one of 11 CDC funded Injury Control Research Centers and 1 of 2 university based WHO centers on violence prevention and trauma. She teaches several courses on violence and injury prevention at Emory. Her primary research interests are in the prevention of violence against women, mental health issues related to violence, and emergency care. She has been the Principal Investigator on several federally funded grants including \"Computer based screening for Domestic Violence and Mental Health Symptoms\" and \"Safety and Effectiveness of Computer screening for Domestic Violence Victims ! and Perpetrators\". Dr. Houry has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence. Dr. Houry has been the recipient of several national awards, including the Jay Drotman Award, given annually by the American Public Health Association for the most outstanding young public health professional in the country (2002) and the first Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma (2007). She is an Associate editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. She serves on the baord of the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and is the newly elected 2011-2012 president for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.