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Press Release: Charles Hunt to join Kansas Health Institute

Area expert brings extensive experience in public and population health


Topeka, Kan. — The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) is pleased to announce that D. Charles Hunt, M.P.H., will join KHI in May 2017 as a senior analyst. In that role, he will work on a variety of projects focusing on public and population health issues.

Hunt is currently State Epidemiologist and Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Prior to his current position, he served as Deputy State Epidemiologist, Senior Epidemiologist in the Bureau of Health Promotion, and Research Instructor with the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, where he continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment. His local public health experience includes communicable disease epidemiology as well as health promotion and community health assessment and planning. He holds a master's degree in public health from the University of Kansas.

“Charlie has played an important role in improving public health in Kansas for many years,” said Robert F. St. Peter, M.D., President and CEO of KHI. “We are excited he will continue his commitment to promoting a strong public health system that protects the health of Kansans as part of the KHI team.”  

The Kansas Health Institute (KHI) delivers objective information, conducts credible research, and supports civil dialogue enabling policy leaders to make informed health policy decisions that enhance their effectiveness as champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.