Research & Publications
My research interests include: laws and policies related to preventing
underage drinking, injury and violence prevention, alcohol-impaired driving, traffic
and motor vehicle safety, and public health in general. In addition,
my interests include injury prevention and treatment, trauma systems,
public health systems, disaster preparedness, and ethical issues
related to disaster preparedness and response.
Extensive Research Description
Research focuses on injury and violence prevention interventions, public policy related to injury and alcohol, and public health issues. Current work focuses on suicide prevention in veterans as part of a team based at the Denver, Colorado VA.
Alcoholic Intoxication; Disaster Planning; Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Mental Health; Public Health; Bioethical Issues; Mass Casualty Incidents
Public Health Interests
Epidemiology Methods; Substance Use, Addiction
- Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health ApproachDegutis LC and Spivak H (eds). Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach. APHA Publishing, Washington, DC 2021
- Partnering for Success: Recruitment, Training, and Deployment of Public Health Exercise EvaluatorsDurante, A. J., Melchreit, R., Sullivan, K., Degutis, L. “Partnering for Success: Recruitment, Training, and Deployment of Public Health Exercise Evaluators.” Public Health Reports, 2007, 122(6).
- The Impact of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) on Emergency Department Patients’ Alcohol Use35. Degutis LC, and the Academic ED SBIRT Research Collaborative, “The Impact of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) on Emergency Department Patients’ Alcohol Use.” Acad Emerg Med, 50(6):699-710.e6, 2007. DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.06.486.