Deanna L. Byck, Sc.D, MPH is an experienced health and communications specialist with an extensive academic and professional background in media, film and television production. She holds a Doctorate from Harvard University in Health and Social Behavior, Health Policy and
Communications and a Masters of Public Health Degree in Maternal and Child Health from UCLA.
While living in Utah, she helped develop and implement Easton Health as well as Local HealthCare Today a healthcare magazine written by physicians that reached 300,000 homes in Utah where she served as Editor in Chief. In addition, Deanna was the Festival Director of Utah’s High Adventure Mountain Film Festival. Most recently she Co- Executive Produced PBS’ Documentary, “Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’sWar”, and she has presented it to audiences both nationally and internationally.
Before moving Utah, Dr. Deanna Byck was the Director of Public Health Policy at the American Council for Science and Health and a Senior
Communications Specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Health Information. She developed,
researched, and wrote health–related stories for television series such as ABC’s Good Morning America and PBS’ Frontline and served as senior
researcher and managing series editor for the award-winning national television series The Health Quarterly.
Deanna Byck is an active member of the community and currently sits as a Director on several Boards including Chair, Board of Directors, One Heart World-Wide and The Utah Film Center where she is committed to bringing independent film to local audiences to enhance dialog on social issues.
She resides in Ogden, UT with her husband Dann, boys Max and Jackson, and her unbearably cute Bernese Mountain Dog, Rosie.