Lauren Hudak

Assistant Director

Lauren Hudak, MD, MPH is an attending physician of Emergency Medicine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine.

Hudak's clinical interest includes the care of trauma and injury patients with a focus on victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and firearm injured patients. Her public health and research interest include the impact of violence and injury on mental health and the community, as well as firearm injury prevention in the clinical environment.

She has served as the Co-Leader of the IPRCE Violence Prevention Task Force collaborating with multiple Atlanta area research and community organizations. She co-instructs “Violence as a Public Health Problem” at Rollins School of Public Health, training the next generation of injury prevention practitioners for the Injury and Violence Prevention certificate program.

She serves as the Emergency Medicine Sexual Violence curriculum director, coordinating physician training for the sexual assault forensic examination as well as comprehensive advocacy focused clinical care. Her current research projects include examining the acceptability of firearm-related injury screening and safety practices in Emergency Department patients as well as assessing firearm injury trends, risk and protective factors, and hospital-based violence intervention in the healthcare setting.