Our Team

We are Prevention Strategies

Other institutions don’t combine top research professionals and commercialization specialists within the same organization the way we do. Our unique combination of competencies was built to ensure the concepts we develop are founded on proven scientific evidence and active academic research that is continuously evaluated by our leading experts.

Our mission is to help you integrate overall well-being into your organization’s strategic plan in the most meaningful way. We’re here to guide you into a comprehensive set of programs that meet the specific goals of your community.

David L. Wyrick, Ph.D.,


Founding Director and Chief Prevention Officer of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness

Associate Professor of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro

Cheryl Haworth Wyrick, Ph.D.,

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey J. Milroy MPH, DrPH.,

Director of Programs

Managing Director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness

Faculty; Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro

Stephen Hebard, Ph.D.,

Chief Innovation Officer

Shane Stadler, MBA,


Ann Kearns Davoren, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

Kelly Rulison, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

GracieLee Weaver, PhD.,

Research Scientist

William B. Hansen, Ph.D.,

Senior Research Scientist

Lawrence M. Scheier, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist


Prevention Strategies Contributing Consultants

Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH

Kathy Turpin, Ph.D.

Engage, Educate, & Empower

We are here to help. Our clients depend on us to develop their young adults, athletes, community and businesses. Whether you are in the initial stages of identifying the health challenge you would like to target, or further along in your programming and ready to formally assess the impact of your efforts, the experienced researchers at Prevention Strategies can help. Let’s explore a partnership today.

We’d love to connect with you!