Linda C. Degutis, Dr.Ph., M.S.N., associate professor of surgery and public health, is president-elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA). With more than 50,000 members, the APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world. Degutis, who begins her term in the fall of 2007, does research on clinical and policy interventions related to injury and substance abuse, as well as disaster preparedness.