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Wyatt J. Beckman, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Senior Analyst

Wyatt J. Beckman, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Senior Analyst, provides research and technical support related to our work on population health.

Wyatt has a leading role in KHI’s activities and projects focused on rural health. He has contributed to KHI studies on social isolation, e-cigarettes, suicide prevention, telehealth, prescription drugs, and the response of local governments to COVID-19. Wyatt also provided research support to the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, a national initiative formerly managed by KHI and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which focuses on resource sharing arrangements as a strategy to improve public health effectiveness and efficiency.

Prior to joining KHI, Wyatt was a research assistant at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, where he performed a variety of applied research and evaluation efforts, with a focus on food insecurity, housing instability and bias crime policies.

Born and raised in rural Western Kansas, Wyatt earned a master’s degree in public health from Indiana University, where he focused on behavioral, social and community health and also on public health administration. He received a bachelor’s degree in health science from Truman State University. Wyatt is a certified health education specialist.

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