Dr. Wyrick is an Associate Professor of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where he founded and directs the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness. He also serves as the UNCG Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to the NCAA.
Dr. Wyrick has extensive experience in prevention research, evaluation, and intervention development. He has served as a Co-Investigator/Principal Investigator for more than 20 National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded projects and has authored more than 40 academic publications. He is currently Co-Investigator on a 5-year project funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that is developing and optimizing an online behavioral intervention targeting the intersection of alcohol and sexual risk behaviors among college students. Dr. Wyrick also received multiple awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop myPlaybook, an online alcohol and other drug prevention program for college student-athletes. myPlaybook has now been used by more than 300 college and university athletic departments around the country.
Dr. Wyrick has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Prevention Research, the Early Career Preventionist Network, the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, and the UNCG Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program. He has also served as the Chair of the UNCG Faculty Athletics Advisory Committee, the Chair of the UNCG Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Intercollegiate Athletics, a member of the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences Research Advisory Council, and multiple NIH grant review committees.
Dr. Wyrick lives with his wife, Cheryl, and three daughters, Katherine, Caroline, and Elizabeth in Greensboro, NC.