Todd Burkhardt, Ph.D.
Director of Campus Partnerships, Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Indiana University, IU Center for Rural Engagement
Dr. Todd Burkhardt is the Director of Campus Partnerships for Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement, facilitating work with faculty, staff, and students that connects resources through collaboration with community partners to improve well-being in rural Indiana. Dr. Burkhardt is a human rights philosopher and as adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice, he teaches international humanitarian law. Dr. Burkhardt served over 27 years in the U.S. Army and has a doctoral degree in philosophy.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The intended learning objectives for attendees are to: 1. Explain “Strategic Doing” as a leadership model for building collaborations2. Explore strategies for the development and implementation of events aimed at enhancing rural healthcare access and health literacy3. Discuss an approach to engage students with IPECP4. Discuss evaluation methodologiesRural Americans face health disparities (e.g., food deserts, environmental barriers to physical activity, and access to quality health care) which negatively impact their physical and mental well-being. Rural community members are also more…