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Biography--Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Dean, College of Medicine, 2016-Present

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD.

Dr. Prothrow-Stith has been Dean of the College of Medicine since 2016. The biography below is from the January 2016 CDU Newsletter:


1: Hertz MF, De Vos E, Cohen L, Davis R, Prothrow-Stith D. Partnerships for
preventing violence: a locally-led satellite training model. Am J Prev Med. 2008
Mar;34(3 Suppl):S21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.12.007. PubMed PMID: 18267195.

2: Cortina MA, Kahn K, Fazel M, Hlungwani T, Tollman S, Bhana A, Prothrow-Stith
D, Stein A. School-based interventions can play a critical role in enhancing
children's development and health in the developing world. Child Care Health Dev.
2008 Jan;34(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2007.00820.x. PubMed PMID: 18171436.

3: Rahman S, Hu H, McNeely E, Rahman SM, Krieger N, Waterman P, Peters J, Harris
C, Harris CH, Prothrow-Stith D, Gibbs BK, Brown PC, Johnson G, Burgess A, Gragg
RD. Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Hypertension in African Americans.
Fla Public Health Rev. 2008 Jan 1;5:64-72. PubMed PMID: 19966946; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC2788965.

4: Prothrow-Stith D. A major step forward in violence prevention. Am J Prev Med.
2007 Aug;33(2 Suppl):S109-11. PubMed PMID: 17675011.

5: Prothrow-Stith D. Keynote address: making campuses safer communities for
students. J Am Coll Health. 2007 Mar-Apr;55(5):300-3. PubMed PMID: 17396403.

6: Gibbs BK, Nsiah-Jefferson L, McHugh MD, Trivedi AN, Prothrow-Stith D. Reducing
racial and ethnic health disparities: exploring an outcome-oriented agenda for
research and policy. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2006 Feb;31(1):185-218. PubMed
PMID: 16484673.

7: Hertz MF, Prothrow-Stith D, Chery C. Homicide survivors: research and practice
implications. Am J Prev Med. 2005 Dec;29(5 Suppl 2):288-95. PubMed PMID:

8: Trivedi AN, Gibbs B, Nsiah-Jefferson L, Ayanian JZ, Prothrow-Stith D. Creating
a state minority health policy report card. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005
Mar-Apr;24(2):388-96. PubMed PMID: 15757922.

9: Prothrow-Stith D. Strengthening the collaboration between public health and
criminal justice to prevent violence. J Law Med Ethics. 2004 Spring;32(1):82-8.
PubMed PMID: 15152429.

10: Prothrow-Stith D, Gibbs B, Allen A. Reducing health disparities: from theory
to practice. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Mar;12(3):256s-260s. PubMed
PMID: 12646523.

11: Spivak H, Prothrow-Stith D. The need to address bullying-an important
component of violence prevention. JAMA. 2001 Apr 25;285(16):2131-2. PubMed PMID:

12: Kawachi I, Kennedy BP, Gupta V, Prothrow-Stith D. Women's status and the
health of women and men: a view from the States. Soc Sci Med. 1999
Jan;48(1):21-32. PubMed PMID: 10048835.

13: Kennedy BP, Kawachi I, Glass R, Prothrow-Stith D. Income distribution,
socioeconomic status, and self rated health in the United States: multilevel
analysis. BMJ. 1998 Oct 3;317(7163):917-21. PubMed PMID: 9756809; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC28675.

14: Kennedy BP, Kawachi I, Prothrow-Stith D, Lochner K, Gupta V. Social capital,
income inequality, and firearm violent crime. Soc Sci Med. 1998 Jul;47(1):7-17.
Erratum in: Soc Sci Med 1998 Nov;47(10):1637. PubMed PMID: 9683374.

15: Kawachi I, Kennedy BP, Lochner K, Prothrow-Stith D. Social capital, income
inequality, and mortality. Am J Public Health. 1997 Sep;87(9):1491-8. PubMed
PMID: 9314802; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1380975.

16: Prothrow-Stith D. A stitch in time. Interview by Kevin Lumsdon. Hosp Health
1997 Feb 20;71(4):16. PubMed PMID: 9064035.

17: Prothrow-Stith D. Violence--a public health crisis. Healthc Forum J. 1996
Sep-Oct;39(5):16-21. PubMed PMID: 10160002.

18: Kennedy BP, Kawachi I, Prothrow-Stith D. Income distribution and mortality:
cross sectional ecological study of the Robin Hood index in the United States.
BMJ. 1996 Apr 20;312(7037):1004-7. Erratum in: BMJ 1996 May 11;312(7040):1194.
PubMed PMID: 8616345; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2350807.

19: Hausman AJ, Spivak H, Prothrow-Stith D. Evaluation of a community-based youth
violence prevention project. J Adolesc Health. 1995 Dec;17(6):353-9. PubMed PMID:

20: Hausman AJ, Prothrow-Stith D, Spivak H. Implementation of violence prevention
education in clinical settings. Patient Educ Couns. 1995 May;25(2):205-10. PubMed
PMID: 7659633.

21: Prothrow-Stith DB. The epidemic of youth violence in America: using public
health prevention strategies to prevent violence. J Health Care Poor Underserved.
1995;6(2):95-101. PubMed PMID: 7795043.

22: Prothrow-Stith D. Forum on youth violence in minority communities. Needed: a
new pathway to the prevention of violence. Public Health Rep. 1991
May-Jun;106(3):263-5. PubMed PMID: 1905040.

23: Hausman AJ, Spivak H, Roeber JF, Prothrow-Stith D. Adolescent interpersonal
assault injury admissions in an urban municipal hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care.
1989 Dec;5(4):275-80. PubMed PMID: 2602208.

24: Bell CC, Prothrow-Stith D, Smallwood-Murchison C. Black-on-black homicide:
the National Medical Association's responsibilities. J Natl Med Assoc. 1986
Dec;78(12):1139-41. PubMed PMID: 3806686; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2571414.