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Nic Wyatt Bio

Nic, a Black person with round half-rimmed glasses, smiles at the camera. Nic wears a black turtleneck and is facing directly forward, framed against a light colored wall.

Nic Wyatt is pursuing their Master of Public Health degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in Health Behavior and Promotion. In addition to their on-campus position as a graduate research assistant, they were a Health and Disability Fellow at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Their work as a fellow included the creation of educational materials for the public and public health professionals while providing support for local health departments trying to reduce community access barriers. Nic’s research work centers around disability inclusion by creating accessible physical activity programs for individuals with multiple sclerosis and the development of additional disability-related training materials for fitness instructors. As an activist transparent about their own non-visible disabilities, Nic intentionally develops their public health interventions with an intersectional approach to ensure marginalized voices are acknowledged, amplified, and empowered.