Brittney Dixon

Brittney Dixon, PhD, MPH, CPH, TTS

Director, Bachelor Of Public Health Program And Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: College of Public Health and Health Professions Dean's Office
Business Phone: (352) 273-6068
Business Email: brittneyndixon@ufl.edu

About Brittney Dixon

Brittney Dixon, PhD, MPH, CPH, TTS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy and in the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) at the University of Florida (UF). Dr. Dixon received her MPH (Health Policy) from Florida State University in 2014 and her PhD in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration) from the University of Florida in 2020. Dr. Dixon is Certified in Public Health (CPH) and is a trained Tobacco Cessation Facilitator and Treatment Specialist. Dr. Dixon’s research interests center on underserved and historically marginalized populations, with particular emphasis on health disparities, the social determinants of health, health equity, and community-engaged research. She also focuses her research efforts on the built environment, gentrification, and chronic conditions and how these factors and conditions impact underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Dixon is also proficient in program development and evaluation.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2020-2023
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2020-2023
PHC6451 Building Resilience in Individuals and Communities for Public Health
2019
PHC6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods
2017,2021-2022
PHC6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health
2021
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2021-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2021-2025
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
2022-2025
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2022-2025
HSC4905 Individual Study
2022-2025
PHC4943 Service Learning Practicum
2023-2025
HSC4930 Special Topics
2023-2025
PHC6905 Independent Study
2023
HSC3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work
2024-2025
PHC7979 Advanced Research

Board Certifications

  • Certified in Public Health
    National Board of Public Health Examiners

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-3408-4524

Publications

2024
COVID-19 impacts and inequities among underserved communities with diabetes.
Journal of clinical & translational endocrinology. 36 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcte.2024.100337. [PMID] 38559803.
2024
Effects of Therapy Dogs on Trauma-Affected Students: A Retrospective Study on Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting
American Journal of Qualitative Research. 8(2):106-115 [DOI] 10.29333/ajqr/14395.
2023
Psychological Outcomes of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Type 1 Diabetes Globally: A Scoping Review
Current Diabetes Reviews. 19(5) [DOI] 10.2174/1573399818666220609154132.
2022
Access to food and physical activity environment resources in rural communities: Impact of using driving time versus physical distance indicators
Journal of Transport & Health. 27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jth.2022.101521. [PMID] 37982034.
2022
Limited English Proficiency and Screening for Cervical, Breast, and Colorectal Cancers among Asian American Adults
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. [DOI] 10.1007/s40615-022-01285-8.
2022
What does community resilience mean in the context of trauma‐informed communities? A scoping review
Journal of Community Psychology. 50(8):3325-3353 [DOI] 10.1002/jcop.22839.
2021
Associations between the built environment and dietary intake, physical activity, and obesity: A scoping review of reviews
Obesity Reviews. 22(4) [DOI] 10.1111/obr.13171. [PMID] 33369097.
2020
Associations between effort, importance, and self‐monitoring during and after a 12‐week behavioural weight management program
Obesity Science & Practice. 6(5):447-453 [DOI] 10.1002/osp4.431. [PMID] 33082986.
2020
Rural/urban disparities in access to the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Translational behavioral medicine. 10(6):1554-1558 [DOI] 10.1093/tbm/ibz098. [PMID] 31228199.
2019
A social-ecological review of the rural versus urban obesity disparity
Health Behavior and Policy Review. 6(4):378-394 [DOI] 10.14485/HBPR.6.4.6.

Grants

Jan 2022 – Jan 2023
Training MCH Graduate Students in Community-based, Trauma-informed and Resilience-based Public Health Curriculum
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM via ASSOC OF TEACHERS OF MATERNAL & CHILD HE

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
2020 · University of Florida
Master of Public Health
2014 · Florida State University
Bachelor of Science
2010 · Florida State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6068
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100195
GAINESVILLE FL 32610