People of the Injury Prevention Center
Douglas Roehler, PhD, MPH
Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Douglas Roehler, Ph.D., MPH is a health scientist in the Division of Overdose Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where he works on preventing drug overdose deaths. Prior to this position, he was a global road safety field employee at the CDC Foundation. In this role, Dr. Roehler was responsible for working with low- and middle-income countries to build their capacity at assessing and improving road safety around schools. Dr. Roehler completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics where his research focused on child injury prevention. He received his Ph.D. and MPH from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
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.