Dr. Kelly Brittain is an Associate Professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing. In her role, she teaches Public Health Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice courses. Her research aims to improve health outcomes by helping individuals make informed decisions about their health. Her colorectal cancer screening adherence interventions use mobile technology and social media to improve colorectal cancer screening awareness among women while addressing cancer health disparities in the community and primary care practices.
A National Institutes of Health funded researcher, Brittain has experience conducting research as part of a national multi-disciplinary team. She has over two decades of public and community health experience in health promotion/risk reduction serving youth to older adults.
She has published and presented in the areas of informed decision as it relates to adherence, colorectal cancer screening, mHealth interventions, web-based psychoeducational intervention, social support, and sociocultural differences.