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Lucinda L. Bryant, PhD, MBA, MSHA 

Associate Professor 

Lucinda L. Bryant

Lucinda L. Bryant is Associate Professor in the Departments of Community & Behavioral Health and Health Systems, Management & Policy, Colorado School of Public Health.  Dr. Bryant received PhD (health and behavioral science), MBA and MS Health Administration degrees from the University of Colorado Denver; she brings expertise in social epidemiology, health across the lifespan, community-based research using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and health systems issues.  Dr. Bryant has been Principal Investigator of the UCD member center of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Healthy Aging Research Network since its inception in September 2001, conducting community-based research focused on disseminating aging-health promotion research into community practice and policy nationwide, collaborating with a community team in the rural biethnic San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.  Her research interests include factors that affect healthy aging, community-based health promotion, dissemination of evidence-based programs, rural health and health systems, and related policy. 

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Research Interests:
  • Healthy Aging
  • Rural Aging and the Physical/Built Environment
  • Cardiovascular Health Promotion
  • Community-based Participatory Research Methods
  • Translation of Research into Public Health Practice
Courses Taught:
  • Capstone Projects (PUBH 6955)
  • Public Health and Aging (CBHS 6626)
  • Current Research Projects:
  • CDC: Creation of a Prevention Research Network for Healthy Aging, Part 2 (2001-Present, Principal Investigator): This is a special interest project within the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, Co-lead of the PRC-HAN Research Dissemination and Practice Group; development, implementation, and evaluation of network activities; planning, delivering, and evaluating HAN conferences concerning physical activity, depression, and environment and policy; development of Active Options assessment of and guide to community physical activity resources for older adults.
  • CDC: Creation of a Network of Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation (2005-Present, Principal Investigator): Co-lead of the PRC-CHIRTN CVH Perceptions project to assess diverse-community members’ knowledge and perceptions of heart health and stroke prevention, to support the CDC National Action Plan; development of plans for identifying gaps in knowledge and conducting the research to fill the gaps.
  • Education:
  • Brown University, BA, Russian Studies, 1962
  • University of Colorado Denver, Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA, 1993
  • University of Colorado Denver, Graduate School of Business Administration, MS, Health Administration, 1993
  • University of Colorado Denver, Department of  Health and Behavioral Science, PhD, 1998. Dissertation: "Healthy aging: Factors that contribute to positive perceived health in an older population."
  • Colorado School of Public Health

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