University of Nebraska Medical Center

Todd Wyatt, PhD

Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Division


Todd Wyatt, PhD

Dr. Wyatt is a Professor in the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Division, and also in the College of Public Health Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health. He serves as a Research Career Scientist at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and is the Deputy Director of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH). In addition to these roles, he is Director of the Alcohol Center of Research-Nebraska (ACORN).

Dr. Wyatt’s research examines agricultural organic dust exposure and lung injury in the workplace. His research also focuses on chronic inflammatory lung disease caused by dual-substance use of alcohol and cigarettes. Because chronic exposure to alcohol and/or cigarette smoke significantly impairs normal lung defenses against inhaled environmental toxins and pollutants, he seeks to examine the impact of combination exposures in the workplace when workers both smoke and drink alcohol.

Having earned a PhD in pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completing postdoctoral training in physiology at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Wyatt has been on faculty at Nebraska for more than 27 years where he has published more than 180 articles on the topic of lung disease.


  • BS: Vanderbilt University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1986
  • PhD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Vanderbilt University
  • Environmental Pathology
  • Respiratory Disease 
  • American Lung Association Research Career Investigator Award
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, 2010 & 2012
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs Research Career Scientist Award, 2012