SAVIR Leadership

The SAVIR Board of Directors is an elected Board composed of 13 members: four members from the Executive Committee, six members elected by and drawn from the general membership, and the remaining three members appointed by the Executive Committee-to consist of one Chair or Co-Chair of the Council of Centers, one student representative and one member-at-large. Elections are held annually.

The Finance Committee is a committee of the SAVIR Board with the responsiblity for financial oversite.

Committee Charges

  • Oversee SAVIR’s financial planning and budgeting 
  • Monitor that adequate funds are available for SAVIR
  • Safeguard SAVIR’s assets
  • Draft SAVIR’s fiscal policies,
  • Anticipate financial needs, forecast problems
  • Ensure the board receives accurate and complete financial information for review
  • Help the rest of the board understand financial statements and the general financial situation of SAVIR
  • Ensure federal, state, and local reports are filed in a timely manner

 

 SAVIR Organization Chart

Executive Committee Officers

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, FRSPH

Linda C. Degutis, DrPH, MSN, FRSPH

President

Executive Director, Defense Health Horizons Atlanta, Georgia

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Theresa Cruz

Theresa Cruz

President Elect

Epidemiologist and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Deputy Director of the UNM Prevention Research Center

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Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD

Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD

Past President

Professor, Epidemiology/ Community & Behavioral Health Colorado School of Public Health Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine Director, Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) Aurora, Colorado

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Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc

Shankar Viswanathan, DrPH, MSc

Treasurer

Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics Department of Epidemiology and Population Health Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Board of Directors

Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Kathleen Carlson, PhD

Member

Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, and a core investigator with the Health Services Research Center of Excellence at the VA Portland Health Care System

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Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Joel Fein, MD, MPH

Member

Director of Advocacy and Health Policy in the Emergency Department and an advocacy advisor for Government Affairs at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM

Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Professor, Health, Behavior and Society Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

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Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH

Bernadette Hohl, PhD, MPH

Member

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rutgers University School of Public Health

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Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD

Transitional Representative

Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health - Dallas

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Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH

Member

Associate Professor, Departments of Mental Health (primary) and Epidemiology (joint) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Tracy Mehan

Tracy Mehan

Student Representative

Manager of the Translational Research Team Center for Injury Research and Policy Abigail Wexner Research Institute Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Christen Rexing, PhD, MPH

Member

Assistant Professor, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Department of Urban Public Health

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Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, MPH, PhD

Member

Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington

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Monica Vavilala, MD

Monica Vavilala, MD

Co-Chair, Council of Centers

Director and Traumatic Brain Injury Section Lead, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center

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Douglas Wiebe, Phd

Douglas Wiebe, Phd

Member at Large

Professor of Epidemiology Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Center Director, U. Penn Injury Science Center

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Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE

Mark Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE

Member

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Past Presidents

Carol Runyan (2018-19)
Shannon Frattaroli (2017-18)
Cari Casteel (2016-17)
Doug Wiebe (2015-16)
Deb Houry (2014)
Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH (2013-14)
Richard Sattin, MD (2012-13)
Andrea Gielen, ScD, ScM (2011-12)
Michael J. Mello, MD, MPH, FACEP (2010-11)
Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD (2009-10)
Charles Branas, PhD (2008-09)
Hank Weiss, PhD (2007-08)
Steve Hargarten, MD (2005-07)
David Grossman, MD (2004-05)
Don Marion, MD (2003-04)

Past Treasurers

Ginger Yang (2016-2019)
Catherine McDonald, PhD, RN (2013-16)
Deb Houry (2012)
Michael Yonas DrPH (2010-2011)
Charlie Branas, PhD (2009)
Jim Helmkamp, PhD (2005 - 2008)