Derrick Wyatt, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Derrick L. Wyatt, Commander, USPHS (Retired) is a Nurse Informaticist and serves as the Research Grants Manager in the Division of Digital Healthcare Research (DHR) in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI) at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His areas of focus include population health management, data analytics, digital healthcare utilization and safety, telehealth, mHealth and digital healthcare in underserved, long-term and post-acute care settings.
Before joining AHRQ, Mr. Wyatt was a Senior Public Health Advisor with the Health IT Team in the Office of Quality Improvement in the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Prior to HRSA, Mr. Wyatt served as the Acting Director of the USPHS Ready Reserve Corps in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and served as a Nurse Consultant with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Medicare Advantage Program, the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and in the Division of Survey and Certification. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Human Services, Mr. Wyatt served in roles within State Government, Private Health Insurance organizations and with the U.S. Army.
Mr. Wyatt is board-certified in Nursing Informatics, certified as a Managed Care Nurse and is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio), a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Management from Troy University (Atlanta). Mr. Wyatt completed his Nursing Informatics Practicum at the National Institutes of Health in the Department of Clinical Research Informatics.