Dr. Sheryl Heron is a Professor and Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs on the Grady Campus and Associate Director of Education and Training for the Center for Injury Control at Emory University.

She is a Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association and she has received several awards including the Partnership against Domestic Violence’s HOPE Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association and the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence.

She was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2012, she was named the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on Wellness/Work-Life Balance, Diversity/Disparate Care in Emergency Medicine as well as the medical response to Intimate Partner Violence and recently served as an editor for the first textbook published in Emergency Medicine on Diversity and Inclusion in Quality patient care.

Her recent book Diversity and Inclusion in Quality and Patient Care is available in the FemInEM Book Store.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness