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 Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRCE) at the Emory University School of Medicine. SHe is a past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards, including the Partnership against Domestic Violence's HOPE Award, the Women in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
In 2012, she was named the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and is currently on ACEP's Diversity and Inclusion task force. She is an editor of the first textbook in Emergency Medicine on Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care. Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on wellness and work-live balance, diversity and disparities care in emergency medicine as well as the medical response to intimate partner violence.