Canyon Hardesty, MS

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Department 4298
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-5003
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: March 15, 2022


Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Director, Community Education and Training
Project Director, National Training Initiative - Project SCOPE
Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Education Director
Distance Learning
Discipline Coordinators: Public Health
Discipline(s): Public Health
Health Administration
Public Administration
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
National Training Directors' Council
Research: implementation science, applied health services research, telehealth, community and practice-base research, communities of practice


Canyon Hardesty Associate Director
Director, Community Education
Creighton University
University of Wyoming
Health Care Ethics
Kinesiology/Health- Public Health
Zoology and Physiology

A. Positions and Honors.

Positions and Employment
University of Wyoming
2014-Present Coordinator, Community Education-Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Wyoming Department of Health
2013-2014 Communicable Disease Unit Manager- Public Health Division
2006-2012 Program Manager- Field Epidemiologist- Public Health Division

B. Recent Service Activities Related to Disability
2014-Present Member, Association of University Centers on Disabilities National Community Education Directors Council, Community Education Committee
Recent Service Activities Related to Health
2014-present Member, Laramie Reproductive Health Board of Directors
2011-2013 Director-at-Large, Wyoming Public Health Association
2010-2014 Member, National Coalition of STD Directors, Board of Directors

C. Presentations
1. Hardesty, C. (2013, October). Population and public health outreach. Laramie, WY.
2. DiRienzo, S., Hardesty, C. (2014, February). Wyoming Act Early. Association of University Centers on Disability.
3. Hardesty. C. Wright, T. (2012, April). WDH and WDOC partnership for communicable disease prevention. Poster presented at the 2012 National STD conference. Atlanta, GA.

D. Recent Grant and Contract Support
1. Wyoming Accessible Instructional Materials- (Wyoming Department of Education)- Project Coordinator- $99,619
2. Communities of Practice-Transition- (Wyoming Department of Education)- Project Coordinator- $138,860
3. Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs for Health Departments (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)-Principal Investigator - Total of all awards $4.4 million
4. Comprehensive STD Prevention Systems-(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)- -Principal Investigator-June 2012-May 2014-Total of all Awards $1.42 million
5. Tuberculosis Prevention and Control- (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)-Principal Investigator- January 2010-December 2014-Total of all awards -$704,400
6. Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Surveillance- (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)- Principal Investigator- November 2009-October 2013- Total of all awards $449,575