Debra Furr-Holden, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence
200 East First Street, Room 334
Flint, MI  48502
debra-furr-holden@hc.msu.edu

Dr. Debra Furr-Holden is an epidemiologist with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, prevention science and environmental strategies and structural intervention for violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In the last decade her work has focused in large part on developing environmental strategies and structural interventions for violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in high-risk and urban settings. She is the Interim Director of the Division of Public Health and Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)-funded Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (U54MD011227). She also serves as the MSU co-Director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center.

Selected Publications

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Campbell, K.D., Smart, M.J., Milam, A.J., Ialongo, N.A., Leaf, P.J. (2010). Metric properties of the Neighborhood Inventory for Environmental Typology (NIfETy). Evaluation Review, 34(3):159-84.

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Lee, M.H., Milam, A.J., Lee, K.S., Johnson, R., Ialongo, N.S. (2011). The Growth of Neighborhood Disorder and Marijuana Use among Urban Adolescents: Making a Case for Policy. Journal of Studies of Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3):371-9.

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Milam, A.J., Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Lejuez, C.W. (2012). Disordered Neighborhood Environments and Risk-Taking Propensity in Late Childhood through Adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(1):100-2.

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Milam, A.J., Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Lejuez, C.W. (2011). Exposure to Hazardous Neighborhood Environments in Late Childhood and Anxiety. Journal of Community Psychology, 39(7)876-883.

Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Smart, M.J., Pokorni J.P., Ialongo, N.S., Holder, H., & Anthony, J.C. (2008). The NIfETy Method for Environmental Assessment of Neighborhood-level Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Exposure. Prev Sci., 9(4), 245-55.