Tyler Dougherty was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma where most of his family still lives. He was accepted to The University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2008 and moved to Norman, Oklahoma to pursue his bachelor’s degree in biology. He was a member of The University of Oklahoma’s Civic Orchestra for the first couple of his undergraduate years and still enjoys playing the violin to this day. Through the love and support of family and friends, Tyler completed his undergraduate degree in the spring of 2014, making it on the President’s Honor Roll in the process. Tyler decided to pursue a Master of Public Health, was accepted into The University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and moved to Oklahoma City in the summer of 2014.
Tyler interned at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) in May of 2015 and continued the internship throughout the rest of his master’s program. Upon completion of the Master of Public Health in Biostatistics, Tyler was offered a full-time position with the SPTHB. Tyler truly felt like a member of the SPTHB family as soon as he started, and finds working for such a great organization a privilege. His passions lie in health and policy equity, as well as public health and health-associated research. He hopes to make positive and impactful changes in under-represented and underserved populations here in Oklahoma.