Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN
Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN



Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN is a Lecturer at Yale School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. In addition, she serves as a consultant on several projects related to suicide prevention and also consults on other public health issues. Following her tenure as Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she was the founding Executive Director of Defense Health Horizons, a program of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine based at the Uniformed Services University. Previously, she held faculty positions in Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Surgery, and Nursing at Yale University and worked clinically in trauma and emergency care, and was director of the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness. She is a Past President of APHA, a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow working in the office of the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN), and former Chief Science Officer for The Avielle Foundation. She has been actively involved in policy initiatives to prevent injury and violence at the local, state, and national levels and author of numerous articles on injury and violence prevention and intervention, and served as an advisor for the film “The Sweetest Land”. She is the co-editor of “Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach”. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and continues to serve on several non-profit boards.


Dr. Degutis, a native of Chicago, Illinois, has a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University, and MSN and DrPH degrees from Yale University. She currently lives in Decatur, Georgia, and has an adult stepson and a grandson.


Linda has an ACE score of 4