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Jeff Hackler among “The Tulsa 40”

Jeff Hackler

Tulsa, Okla. – Jeff Hackler, J.D., M.B.A., director of Rural Grants and Research for the Center for Rural Health at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, is among the Tulsa Business Journal’s The Tulsa 40 honorees.

The Tulsa 40 is the business-to-business newspaper’s annual effort to recognize outstanding up-and-coming professionals in the Tulsa area. A luncheon for honorees is from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.

Hackler is recognized for his work in support of the OSU Center for Rural Health mission to improve healthcare for rural Oklahoma.

He is active in the Tulsa Area United Way, the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Area Health Education Center and the Oklahoma Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Hackler is a Tulsa native. He earned a degree in Economics from Tulane University. He earned a Juris Doctorate and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He joined OSU in 2002.


Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa offers programs in osteopathic medicine, biomedical sciences and forensic sciences. Since its beginnings more than 30 years ago, OSU-CHS has grown to offer eight graduate degrees. On-campus programs, distance learning and OSU partnerships train osteopathic physicians, research scientists and health care professionals with an emphasis on serving rural and under-served Oklahoma. OSU operates eight clinics, six in Tulsa, one in Enid and one in Muskogee. More information about OSU Center for Health Sciences is available at www.healthsciences.okstate.edu.