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, MT
2014-present, 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
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.
Dinger, M.K., Brittain, D.R.,& Hutchinson, S.R. (2014). Associations between physical activity and health-related factors in a national sample of college students. Journal of American College Health, 62(1), 67-74.
Brittain, D.R., Dinger, M.K., & Hutchinson, S.R. (2013). Sociodemographic and lesbian-specific factors associated with physical activity among adult lesbians. Women’s Health Issues, 23(2), e103-e108.
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, 2016)
Delta Omega, Alpha Upsilon Chapter Inductee, Colorado School of Public Health (2014)