Promoting Student-Athlete Wellness and Substance Abuse Prevention

David Wyrick, Ph.D.

UNC Greensboro/Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness
David Wyrick is the Director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, Associate Professor of Public Health Education and Faculty Athletics Representative at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a prevention scientist, Dr. Wyrick has extensive experience in innovative research methods, program evaluation, and intervention development. He has served as a Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator for more than 20 National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded projects and has published extensively in academic peer reviewed journals. Dr. Wyrick is also a former NCAA dual sport student-athlete (Basketball & Track and Field; Elon University) which is the primary source for his passion to conduct research aimed at promoting the health and wellness of athletes. Dr. Wyrick has received multiple awards from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop myPlaybook, an online health and wellness resource for college student-athletes. myPlaybook is being implemented by hundreds of college and university athletic departments around the country.