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Katie W. Byerly, Program Officer at The Kresge Foundation

Katie W. Byerly

Program Officer

Katie W. Byerly is a program officer at The Kresge Foundation. She advances the Health Program’s grantmaking strategies, using cross-disciplinary and community-engaged approaches to promote health equity. She joined the foundation in 2016 as the inaugural health philanthropy fellow.

Previously she served as managing director of, 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 worked as a local public health department field assignee through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program.

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. 

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