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Angela Brega, PhD 

Associate Professor 

Research Interests:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Health
  • Health Literacy and Organizational Health Literacy
  • Diabetes and Oral Health in Native Populations 
  • Health Promotion Intervention

Current Research Projects:​​
  • Relationship of Parental Health Literacy with Change over Time in Oral Health Outcomes among American Indian Children: Funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the project involves testing a theoretical framework aimed at clarifying how parental health literacy is associated with oral health outcomes over time among American Indian children. 
  • Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research: Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the center provides services and consultation to support translational research focusing on diabetes in Native populations.
  • Culturally Tailoring a Dietary Support Program for Tribal and Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives: Funded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the project involves formative research and development of a culturally tailored version of the ADA’s “What Can I Eat?” diabetes nutrition curriculum.
  • Supporting American Indian/Alaska Native Mothers and Daughters in Reducing Gestational Diabetes Risk:  Funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the project involves development and testing of a pre-conception counseling intervention to reduce gestational diabetes risk among overweight American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents.

​Courses Taught:

  • CBHS 6615: Health Literacy & Public Health


  • Smith College, BA, Psychology, 1990
  • University of Colorado Boulder, MA, Social Psychology, 1995
  • University of Colorado Boulder, PhD, Social Psychology, 1998


Please visit MyBibliography website for updated publications.

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