Department: Dean's Office • Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health
Title: Dean, College of Public Health; Professor, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (859) 218-2247
Location: CPH 112B
Dr. Wyatt is the founding Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. He began serving as Dean in November 2004, following six years of research, teaching and service at UK, while serving as the Associate Director for Cancer Control at the Markey Cancer Center. During his tenure at UK, Dr. Wyatt was the PI for several large cancer control grants, including the NCI-funded, Appalachia Cancer Network and Cancer Information Service and the CDC-funded, Prevention Research Center and Comprehensive Cancer Control.
During his career, he has experienced public health at the local, regional and national levels, with assignments to the National Health Service Corps, Bureau of Prisons, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During his tenure at CDC, Dr. Wyatt served as Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and as Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. From 2007-2013, he has represented the Association of Schools of Public Health on the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body for public health schools/programs, and is serving his fourth term as President of CEPH.
Dr. Wyatt’s research interests include: cancer prevention & control, chronic disease prevention, and health promotion.