Deb Stone

Deb Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH
Deb Stone is a Behavioral Scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has worked in suicide prevention since 1999 and currently serves as a CDC subject matter expert on the topic. In this role, she researches the risk and protective factors contributing to suicide; she oversees research studies evaluating the effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions, and she collaborates and provides consultation to colleagues at other Federal agencies, CDC scientists, the media, and the public on many aspects of suicide prevention.  Her current research interests include understanding the causes of middle-age suicide, exploring the links between sexual orientation and suicide, and the impact of prescription drugs on suicide.  Deb received her Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010 and has dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Michigan in 1996.  In her spare time, she enjoys biking, connecting with friends and family, and exploring new restaurants and neighborhoods in Atlanta.