David L. Wyrick, PhD
Dr. Wyrick earned a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Elon University (1994), his MPH in Public Health Education from UNC Greensboro (1998), and his Ph.D. in Educational Research Methodology from UNC Greensboro (2002). Presently an Associate Professor of Public Health Education, he has received more than a dozen NIH funded grants and was recently awarded funding from UNCG through the BELL initiative to develop a new graduate course in Public Health Education titled "Promoting and Protecting Health through Entrepreneurship." Dr. Wyrick also serves as the Chair for the Early Career Preventionist Network, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Prevention Research, a member of various review groups for NIH, a reviewer for the journal Prevention Science, and as an expert consultant for various groups including the NCAA, Be Active, NC, NCAAHPERD, and the National Center for Drug Free Sport. Dr. Wyrick is also the founder and President of Prevention Strategies, LLC, an official affiliate of UNCG. With a deep concern for the community and the welfare of adolescents and young adults, he informs his thinking and acting with the findings of prevention research and creates programs and curricula that improve the quality of life for others. For example, he has created web-based programs targeting alcohol and other drugs that are being used by approximately 150 universities around the country. Dr. Wyrick lives with his wife, Cheryl, and three daughters, Katherine, Caroline, and Elizabeth in Greensboro, NC.
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