Deb Houry, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair for Research and Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health
  • Director, Center for Injury Control, Emory University
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health

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 Health at the Rollins School of Public Health.

She is currently the Director for the Center for Injury Control. 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 and has authored more than 90 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 a Senior Associate editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. She is the president for the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research .

Sponsored Research Projects


  • Metropolitan Atlanta Violence Prevention Partnership 
  • Georgia Safe Kids Board 
  • Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury, Research Board 
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, President