Byas head shot July 2021

Kim Byas PhD, MPH, FACHE

Program Director

Dr. Kim Byas brings insights and expertise from 40+ years of leadership in various health care settings, including a national hospital trade association, direct patient care, public health, health insurance, strategic health care consulting and national health care policy. Dr. Byas is committed to educating and nurturing the next generation of health care leaders who embrace the ethical framework of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity.

Among his roles with Union Institute & University, Dr. Byas teaches in the Applied Nutrition and Health Education major of the university’s Ed.D. program; conducts Grounded Theory research on leadership; speaks nationally and internationally on leadership; teaches health care ethics; and serves on various boards of not-for-profit organizations – including universities, voluntary health care organizations and health care professional associations on state and national levels.

Dr. Byas received his Ph.D. in Ethical and Creative Leadership from Union Institute & University, Cincinnati; Master of Public Health from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and B.A. from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.