Linda C. Degutis, DrPH '94, MSN

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN is a consultant specializing in policy, advocacy, and injury and violence prevention. Previously, she served as Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  At NCIPC, Dr. Degutis led initiatives in preventing violence and injuries, focusing on interventions to address risk factors and developing closer linkages between research and practice. Prior to joining CDC, she was Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University, and served as Research Director for Emergency Medicine and Director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness. She was a 1996-97 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, working in Senator Paul Wellstone's (D-MN) office. Her research has focused on injury and violence prevention, as well as substance abuse prevention and intervention.  She has been actively involved in educational initiatives in injury and violence prevention and intervention, substance abuse and public health preparedness.

Dr. Degutis is Past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and served as Chair of its Executive Board. She is an active member of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of APHA.  She recently completed 2 terms on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship Advisory Board.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of DePaul University’s College of Sciences and Health, the editorial boards of Injury Prevention and Injury Epidemiology, and the National Advisory Committee for Public Health Systems and Services Research at the University of Kentucky, as well as the board of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health.  She co-chairs the data and surveillance task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Advocacy and Policy Committee for the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).