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Angela Brega

Angela Brega, PhD, is an Assistant Professor with the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) in the Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. Brega is a social psychologist with training and expertise in measurement, health outcomes, and health psychology. Since joining CAIANH in September 2008, her work has focused on interventions to improve health outcomes among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, focusing primarily on outcomes related to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and oral health. She has particular interest in understanding the implications of health literacy for diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes among AI/ANs with diabetes, and is working to develop a theoretical framework through which the impact of health literacy on clinical outcomes can be understood.

Project Title: Health Literacy & Diabetes Outcomes among American Indians and Alaska Natives.”

Project Databases: “Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Project”

Recent and Pending Publications

"Health Literacy & Diabetes Outcomes among American Indians and Alaska Natives." Under review.

Brega AG , Crisler KS, & Barhydt NR (2008). Improving the outcomes of home care services in New York State: A national model. Home Healthcare Nurse, 26(10), 614-622.

Grigsby B, Brega AG , Bennett RE, DeVore PA, Paulich MJ, Talkington SG, Floersch NR, Barton PL, Neal S, Araya TM, Loker JL, Krohn N, & Grigsby J (2007). The slow pace of interactive video telemedicine adoption: The perspective of telemedicine program administrators on physician participation. Telemedicine and e-Health, 13(6), 645-656.

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Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey