ACEP member Debra Houry, MD, MPH, FACEP, took on a new post as director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October. She will provide leadership to the injury center’s scientific and programmatic activities to prevent injuries and violence that kill more than 180,000 people in the United States annually.
“She brings strong experience as a scientist and leader and has long been a partner of the injury center,” said Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, who tapped Dr. Houry for the position. “Dr. Houry’s research has focused on injury and violence prevention in addition to the interface between emergency medicine and public health and the utility of preventive health interventions and screening for high-risk health behaviors.”