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Douglas Roehler, PhD, MPH

Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Douglas Roehler, PhD, MPH is a health scientist in the non-fatal opioid overdose surveillance team at the CDC Foundation in Atlanta. Prior to this position, he was a global road safety field employee at the CDC Foundation. In this role, Dr. Roehler is responsible for working with low- and middle-income countries to build their capacity at assessing and improving road safety around schools. Prior to his position at CDC Foundation, Dr. Roehler completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics. During his postdoc, his research focused on child injury prevention, specifically sudden unexpected infant death, road safety, and violence prevention. Prior to his doctoral studies, Dr. Roehler served as a contractor for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC, where he evaluated road safety programs in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Research Interests

Dr. Roehler is interested in injury prevention. Specific areas of focus are: opioid and other drug overdose, motor vehicle injury, youth violence, and infant safe sleep.

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