Debra E Houry MD/MPH

Contact Information:

Phone: 404-251-8831


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Adjunct Associate Professor

SPH: Environmental Health

School Of Public Health

Other Affiliations:

  • SPH: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
  • SPH: Environmental Health

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Degrees Held:

  • BS, Emory, 1994
  • MPH, Tulane, 1998
  • MD, Tulane, 1998

Biography/Description of Research:

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 Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Emory Center for Injury Control and PI on the CDC Injury Control Research Center grant (1 of 11 nationally). Dr. Houry is the president-elect of the Emory University Senate. Dr. Houry has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence. She 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 and the first Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. She serves as Treasurer for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research and is the President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Benefit of a tiered-trauma activation system to triage dead-on-arrival patients

by Omar K. Danner; Kenneth L. Wilson; Sheryl Heron; Yusuf Ahmed; Travelyan M. Walker; Debra Houry; Leon Haley Jr; Leslie Ray Matthews



Treatment, services and follow-up for victims of family violence in health clinics in Maputo, Mozambique

by Eunice Abdul Remane Jethá; Catherine Lynch; Debra Houry; Maria Alexandra Rodrigues; Christine Keyes; Baltazar Chilundo; David Wright; Scott M. Sasser



Does Screening in the Emergency Department Hurt or Help Victims of Intimate Partner Violence?

by Debra E Houry; Nadine Kaslow; Robin S. Kemball; Louise Anne McNutt; Catherine Cerulli; Helen Straus; Eli S Rosenberg; Chengxing Lu; Karin V. Rhodes