Commander Derrick L. Wyatt is a Nurse Informaticist in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. He currently serves as the Division of Health Information Technology (IT) Research Manager 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, health IT utilization and safety, health information exchange, mHealth and health IT in underserved, long-term and post-acute care settings.
Before joining AHRQ, CDR 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). While at HRSA, he was a Program Officer for the Health Center-Controlled Network program, which was aimed at improving health care quality through health IT at community health centers across the country.
Prior to HRSA, CDR 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, CDR Wyatt served in roles within State Government, Private Health Insurance organizations and with the U.S. Army. CDR 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 Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center, a Master of Nursing from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Management from Troy University (Atlanta). CDR Wyatt completed his Nursing Informatics Practicum at the National Institutes of Health in the Department of Clinical Research Informatics.