Former Directors:

Debra Houry, MD, MPH (2006 - 2014)
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Dr. Houry is the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at CDC. In this role, Dr. Houry leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. She previously served as the Director of Emory Center for Injury Control, 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. 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 the 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.



Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH, FACEP (1993 - 2006)
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 

Dr. Arthur Kellermann is the Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). In this role, he oversees the school's academic departments, a multidisciplinary faculty and students in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service. Before joining USU, Dr. Kellermann was the Paul O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation and a professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Emory University, where he served as Associate Dean for Health Policy in the Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Kellermann founded Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine and served as its first chair from 1999-2007. He also established the Emory Center for Injury Control in 1993. Dr. Kellermann was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999, and was named by the CDC Injury Center’s “20 for 20 Project” as one of “20 leaders and visionaries who have had a transformative effect on the field of violence and injury prevention.”