AMCHP Welcomes Two New Interns!
Kate Howe is currently getting her Master’s degree in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the George Washington University. This internship is practicum experience. Kate also works full time at the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) as a Program Coordinator. Kate will be working on a variety of Women’s and Infant Health projects, including evaluations, report writing, etc.
Our second intern is Gabby Molinolo Comb, is currently getting her Master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. This internship is practicum experience. Gabby also works part-time as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. Gabby will be focusing specifically on doing an analysis and report on the Title V Needs Assessments.
CDC Announces New Injury Center Director Dr. Linda C. Degutis
Dr. Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, has been selected to serve as Director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control effective November 7, 2010. Her expertise crosses a broad spectrum of public health and injury disciplines. Dr. Degutis is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Public Health, and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing at Yale University. She is the Research Director for Emergency Medicine, and directs the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness, as well as the Connecticut Partnership for Public Health Workforce Development in the School of Public Health. From 1998-2002, she was the Director of the New Haven Regional Injury Prevention and Control Program. She is a Past President of the American Public Health Association, as well as Past Chair of its Executive Board, and Chair of the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section. At the state level, Dr. Degutis served as the Chair of the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking, which focuses on environmental and policy change, and served on various committees and workgroups that focused on trauma system development in Connecticut. In addition, Dr. Degutis serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Advisory Board for the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship Program and the Executive Boards of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and the American Trauma Society. Learn more about CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
ASTHO Senior Director of Family and Community Health Albert Terrillion
Albert Terrillion is the Senior Director, Family and Community Health at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). His responsibilities include directing policy initiatives and state-level support in health equity, maternal and child health, primary care, and birth defects and genomics. He also provides leadership and support in ASTHO’s health reform response and in other prevention initiatives (including chronic disease and injury). Prior to joining ASTHO, he worked ten years in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University and in public health initiatives in southern Louisiana. At Tulane, he directed several public health training and education initiatives for support personnel, early childhood development initiatives, health communications and health education programs, preconception social marketing initiatives, and evaluation programs. His research has included health policy tracking in Louisiana, service learning and efficacy in public health workforce preparation, fence-line community health status, and rural health. He has been an active leader in reestablishing neighborhood and community services following Hurricane Katrina. His doctorate and master’s degrees in public health are from Tulane University. He also holds a Master of Education from Northwestern State and a Master of Arts from Notre Dame.