Katie W. Byerly is a program officer for The Kresge Foundation's Health Team. She supports the Health Program’s grantmaking strategies, working to use cross-disciplinary and community-engaged approaches to promote health equity. She joined the foundation in 2016, as a health philanthropy fellow.
Previously she served as managing director of CounterTobacco.org, developing tools and resources for federal, state and local public health practitioners working to counteract the impact of tobacco product sales and marketing. She also has held several positions in public health research and practice.
A native of North Carolina, she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.