Dr. Deborah Dowell

Senior Medical Advisor, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Clinical Track: Development of the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain in Primary Care
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
• Heroin Track: From Rx Opioids to Heroin
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Dowell_Deborah-lgDr. Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, is Senior Medical Advisor for the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. She previously led CDC’s Prescription Drug Overdose Team and served as advisor to New York City’s Health Commissioner. Dr. Dowell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and practiced medicine at a community health center in New York City. She has conducted research on quality and safety in medical care and on the effects of clinical guidelines. She has taught epidemiology, health policy, and clinical medicine for medical students and residents. Dr. Dowell received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University and her master’s of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.