Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH

Gery Guy

Team Lead, Division of Overdose Prevention


Areas of Expertise

  • Substance use and overdose prevention
  • Opioid and naloxone prescribing
  • Policy evaluation

Gery Guy, PhD, MPH is a health scientist and serves as the team lead for the Applied Research, Evaluation and Integration team in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP). His work at CDC has been focused on opioid and naloxone prescribing in the United States, the impact of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and the impact of policies and interventions on drug overdoses.

Dr. Guy began his career at CDC in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. In this role he conducted health services research and cost analysis, examining the burden of cancer and cancer survivorship, the impact of skin cancer prevention polices, and the costs and benefits of colorectal cancer screening.

Dr. Guy received his MPH in Health Policy from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and his PhD in Health Services Research and Health Policy from Emory University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Prevention Effectiveness at the CDC. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, government reports, and book chapters and has received numerous awards for his work in public health.