Dr. Kim Byas bio

Dr. Kim Byas, Sr., PhD, MPH, FACHE

Social Determinants of Health Leader, Center for Health Affairs & CHAMPS Healthcare

As the leader of the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Innovation Hub for The Center, Dr. Byas is implementing an innovative cloud computing platform provided by Amazon Web Services that is addressing disparities tied to gun violence, behavioral health, access to health care, housing insecurity, and other SDoH issues.

Prior to joining The Center, Dr. Byas is the founder and CEO of the not-for-profit foundation Leadership Lessons From… that supports leadership development and mentoring of health care leaders from underrepresented populations. He served for 18 years as a senior executive with the American Hospital Association; and led various national and regional programs and organizations focused on promoting health equity

As a researcher and academic leader, Dr. Byas teaches Healthcare Ethics to MBA students at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, and SDoH in the EdD program at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati.

While helping to raise three children who are young adults now working and living in Chicago, Dr. Byas received his PhD in Ethical and Creative Leadership from Union Institute & University; a Doctor of Humane Letters from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH; his Master in Public Health from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a B.A. degree is from Wittenberg University. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).