Debra Cherry, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Medicine - General Internal Medicine (Primary department)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

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Research Interests

  • Health promotion and occupational risk factors in commercial fishermen
    Addressing occupational exposure to vapors from hazardous waste facilities
    Community-based environmental and policy changes to promote health


MD, <unknown>, Texas Tech University, 1995
MS, Environmental Science, Stephen F Austin University, 1999
BS, <unknown>, Baylor University, 1990
Selected Publications


Head P, Jackson BE, Bae S, Cherry D. “Hospital Discharge Rates Before and After Implementation of a City-wide Smoking Ban in a Texas City, 2004-2008,” Preventing Chronic Disease, 9:E179. doi: 10.5888/pcd9.120079, Dec 27, 2012.
Belanger K, Buka S, Cherry DC, Dudley DJ, Elliott MR, Hale DE, Hertz-Picciotto I, Illuzzi JL, Paneth N, Robbins JM, Triche EW, Bracken MB. “Implementing Provider-based Sampling for the National Children's Study: Opportunities and Challenges,” Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 27(1):20-26, January 2013. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12005. Epub 2012 Sep 27.
Cherry D, Vasselli J, Huff S, Saito R. “Sentinel Indicators of Unhealthy Homes,” Texas Public Health Journal, Vol 66 (2): 19-24, Spring 2014.
Kampschmidt J, Brooks E, Cherry D, Guajardo J, Wood P. “Feasibility of spirometry testing in preschool children,” Pediatric Pulmonology, doi: 10.1002/ppul.23303, Sep 3, 2015.
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