Kyler Brown, Farmer & Rancher
Dr. Lisa Cicutto, Director, Community Outreach and Research at National Jewish Health
Kyler Brown lives in the San Luis Valley of Colorado with his wife Emily and two kids, Elijah and Olivia. He farms and ranches with his in-laws russet potatoes, Coors barley, and cattle. Kyler sits on several boards and likes volunteering in the community. He enjoys the outdoors and having grand adventures with his family and friends.
Dr. Lisa Cicutto
Dr. Lisa Cicutto has participated in research focused on asthma, lung health, and environmental health, primarily air quality, for the past 30 years with studies spanning bench-to-community. Since completing her doctorate, Dr. Cicutto’s research has focused on optimizing the management of asthma and lung health for patients, families, communities and health care professionals. Her passion is supporting informed decision making and action to optimize health on multiple levels, individual, family, organization and community. She has 30 years of experience working with community to conduct meaningful and responsive community engaged research projects. Through community engagement, responsiveness and partnership she has worked alongside community to study air quality and environmental literacy in Globeville, Elyria and Swansea and determined that indeed spikes/exceedances in particulate matter levels in the San Luis Valley results in increased urgent care and hospitalizations for asthma and other lung health conditions to develop effective, acceptable and understandable displays to share real time air quality monitoring and messaging for action in Denver schools. Working with residents and local community-based organizations she has come to understand the concerns, strengths, resources, and needs for building capacity for contextualized and informed personal action and community mobilization to build resiliency regarding air quality.
She is active in her communities by participating in community and professional educational initiatives, as well as, serving as guest instructor/professor at rural higher education institutions, such as Adams State University, Otero Junior College and Trinidad State College. She is a fourth generation Coloradoan who is committed to preserving and restoring its health. She received her BSN from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, her Masters of Science from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing, and her PhD from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto.