Linda Degutis, DrPH
Linda 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. In She was a 1996-97 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, working in Senator Paul Wellstone's (D-MN) office.
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 Health Policy Fellowship Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of DePaul University’s College of Sciences and Health, editorial board of Injury Prevention, and National Advisory Committee for Public Health Systems and Services Research at the University of Kentucky. She co-chairs the data and surveillance task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR).