Linda Degutis, M.S.N. ’82, Dr.Ph. ’94, associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and public health (environmental health sciences), has been named president-elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She will begin her term in the fall of 2007. The APHA represents more than 50,000 members in more than 50 occupations within the field of public health. Degutis is the director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness, whose work ensures that front-line workers are prepared to respond to public health emergencies.