PhD, Human Nutrition/Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
MS, Kinesiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
BS, Occupational Safety and Health, Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Butte,
2018-present, Chair, Department of Community Health Education, University of Northern
Colorado, Greeley, CO
2014-2018, Community Health Associate Professor, School of Human Sciences, University
of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2011-2014, Community Health Assistant Professor, School of Human Sciences, University
of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
2006-2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science, University
of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Research/Areas of Interest
Identification of correlates and determinants of physical activity among lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender populations and women with arthritis
Development of theoretically-driven interventions targeting social and behavior change
processes that aid in the self-management and maintenance of physical activity
Blouin, J. E., *Cary, M. A., *Marchant, M. G., Gyurcsik, N. C., Brittain, D. R., & *Zapski, J. (2019). Understanding physiotherapists’ intention to counsel clients
with chronic pain to exercise: A focus on psychosocial factors. Physiotherapy Canada. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2018-38
Dinger, M.K., Brittain, D.R., *O’Mara, H.M., *Peterson, B.M., *Hall, K.C., *Hadley, M.K. & Sharp, T.A. (2017).
The relationship between physical activity and binge drinking among college students:
A qualitative investigation. American Journal of Health Education, 49(1), 33-39. DOI: 10.1080/19325037.2017.1369198.
Cary, M.A., Brittain, D. R., & Gyurcsik, N.C., (2017). Differences in psychosocial responses to pain between
sufficiently and insufficiently active adults with arthritis. Psychology and Health, 32(7), 765-780. DOI: 1080/08870446.2017.1300258, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2017.1300258
Gorczynski, P. & Brittain, D.R. (in press, March 2016). Call to action: The need for an LGBT focused physical activity
research strategy. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Brittain, D.R. and Dinger, M.K. (2015). An examination of health inequities among college students
by sexual orientation identity and sex. Journal of Public Health Research, 4(1), 1-6. DOI: 4081/jphr.2015.414.
Cary, M.A., Brittain, D.R., Dinger, M.K., *Ford, M.L., *Cain, M., & Sharp, T.A. (2015).
Barriers to physical activity among gay men. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/1557988315569297
Brittain, D.R. and Dinger, M.K. (2014). BE-PALS: An innovative theory-based intervention to promote
moderate physical activity among adult lesbians. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 22(2), 71-75.
Invited Book Chapters Published
Carson, R. L., McMullen, J., Dauenhauer, B. D., & Brittain, D. R. (2019). Physical activity promotion in schools. In D. Borenstein, A. Eyler, J. Maddock
& J. Moore (Eds.), Physical activity in public health: A guide to effective interventions (Chapter 12). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Brittain, D.R. and Dinger, M.K. (2018). Physical activity among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
populations. In M. Bopp (Ed.). Physical Activity and Diverse Populations: Evidence and Practice. Abingdon, Oxon, London: Routledge.
Honors and Awards
Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Colorado School of Public Health (2015)
Human Services Faculty Member of the Year Award, University of Northern Colorado (2015,
Delta Omega, Alpha Upsilon Chapter Inductee, Colorado School of Public Health (2014)
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