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Debra Houry, MD, MPH
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Debra Houry, MD, MPH is former Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and as Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Science and Health Education and in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Houry also served as an Attending Physician at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital and as the Director of Emory Center for Injury Control. Her prior research has focused on injury and violence prevention in addition to the interface between emergency medicine and public health, and the utility of preventative health interventions and screening for high-risk health behaviors. She has received several national awards for her work in the field of injury and violence prevention. Dr. Houry received the first Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award from the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma and the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine's Researcher Award. She is past president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, and Emory University Senate. Dr. Houry has served on numerous other boards and committees within the field of injury and violence prevention. She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence. Dr. Houry received her MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.

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Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence

(6) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 1:14 PM

Although I am glad that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I've been an emergency room doctor for 17 years -- for me, every day is domestic violence awareness day.

As a first-year medical student, I saw a young woman who escaped through an open window in a locked room...

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Emergency Rooms Are on Life Support

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 1:25 PM

As has been widely reported, Mitt Romney's at it again: here's what he had to say about uninsured Americans in his 60 Minutes interview on Sunday:

Well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in...

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