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Erica Harris

Erica Harris, MD

Director, Injury and Public Health Research Fellowship; Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine

Practices: Drexel Emergency Medicine

Specialties: Emergency Medicine


  • MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)
  • BS in Biology (Honors) - American University (2003)
  • MPH Candidate - Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University (anticipated 2015)

Erica Harris, MD, is an emergency medicine physician at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. She is certified in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, advanced trauma life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

She is the first injury and public health research fellow of the Healing Hurt People Violence Intervention Program.


  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Mercy Award for clinical excellence in emergency medicine (2013)

Clinical Services

Emergency medical procedures, Violence intervention/prevention


  • Injury and Public Health Research Fellowship - Healing Hurt People Violence Intervention Program


  • Emergency Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine (2013)

Dr. Harris is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Through her fellowship with Healing Hurt People, she engages in HHP's ongoing research activities, and educates residents and students about violence intervention in an ER setting. Dr. Harris is currently pursuing a master's in public health at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.

In the Media


Note: maiden name is Adams.

"Gender-specific Research on Mental Illness in the Emergency Department: Current Knowledge and Future Directions"
Ranney ML, Locci N, Adams EJ, Betz M, Burmeister DB, Corbin T, Dalawari P, Jacoby JL, Linden J, Purtle J, North C, Houry DE
Academic Emergency Medicine (Nov 20, 2014)

"The Psychological Sequelae of Violent Injury in a Pediatric Intervention"
Purtle J, Harris EJ, Compton C, Baccare R, Morris A, Dibartolo D, Campbell C, Vogel K, Schwartz N, Moront M
Journal of Pediatric Surgery; in press, available online September 11, 2014

"The Prevalence of Trauma and Childhood Adversity in an Urban, Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program"
Crobin TJ, Purtle J, Rich LJ, Rich JA, Adams EJ, Yee G.
The Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved; 24(3): 1021-30 (2013)

"Phenol Toxicity Following Cutaneous Exposure to Creolin" [abstract]
*Vearrier D, Adams EJ, Greenberg MI
Clinical Toxicology; 50(7): 596 (2012)

"Healing Invisible Wounds: Why investing in trauma-informed care for children in the justice system makes sense" [policy brief]
Adams EJ
Justice Policy Institute (July 2010)

"National Institutes of Health: Intramural and Extramural Support for Research on Sex Differences, 2000-2003"
Simon VR, Hai T, Williams SK, Adams E, Ricchetti K, Marts SA
SWHR Scientific Report Series: Understanding the Biology of Sex Differences (May 2005)

"Future Challenges in Analysis and Treatment of Human Immune Senescence"
*Salvador J, Adams EJ, Ershler R, Ershler WB
Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America; 23(1): 133-148 (2003)

Contact Information

Academic Office

Drexel Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307

Practice Office

Hahnemann University Hospital Emergency Room
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.7000