Dr. David K. Wyant joined Belmont in January of 2013 with the beginning of the Healthcare MBA program and the Doctor of Nurse Practitioner program. He obtained his BA degrees from the University of Oregon, M.A in Economics (International Trade) and M.B.A in Finance from The Ohio State University, and Ph.D in Health Services Research Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Before entering the teaching field, Dr. Wyant obtained a variety of work experiences involving health services, finance and information technology. As staff of the Ohio Nursing Home Commission, he worked with reimbursement legislation through the process of Commission hearings, legislative committee hearings, rule writing, and implementation by the state government. For his work on that legislation he was awarded a citation for Outstanding Citizenship by the Ohio State Senate. As a consultant for the Ohio Department of Public Welfare he provided input on a number of healthcare financing issues. He has also served as staff for a health systems agency and for the Minnesota Health Care Commission. He has worked on finance issues for a county hospital and for a not–for–profit hospital. He also spent several years as a management trainee and financial analyst with a bank.
Prior to Belmont Dr. Wyant taught a variety of business and healthcare management courses at the University of Minnesota, the University of Iowa, Xavier University and Weber State University. His principal teaching areas are in Financial Management, Healthcare Information Technology, Health Economics, and Statistics. In addition to teaching in Belmont’s Healthcare MBA and business program, he teaches Healthcare Information Technology, Healthcare Finance, and Biostatistics in the graduate Nursing programs at Belmont.
His grant awards include funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the possibilities of merging healthcare claims data with cancer registry data to study the effectiveness of alternative treatment protocols. His research has been published in leading healthcare journals, including Medical Care, Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Medical Systems, Health Policy and Technology, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Breastfeeding Medicine, Texas Journal of Rural Health and Community Mental Health Journal. He is active in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration, and the Healthcare Management Information Systems Society.