Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Deans of the College of Medicine--Historic Overview

Historic Insights to Photographic Exhibit

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.