Brittney is pursuing her PhD in Public Health with a concentration in the Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health at the University of Florida. Her research interests include identifying priority health issues and concerns in rural areas (all aspects of rural health including obesity, health insurance and end stage renal disease), health care access, health care policy, health care disparities, and the intergenerational transmission of eating habits. Brittney hopes to find healthcare solutions to help those in rural and underserved areas, create health care policies and educate the next generation of public health workers and researchers. She is a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health.
Brittney Dixon is an alumni of Florida State University where she received both her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and Masters of Public Health. In the Masters of Public Health program, Brittney was the Campaign Lead for the “We’ve Got You Covered” Campaign. This campaign sought to educate those in the 18-34 age group on the importance of having health insurance coverage.
After receiving her MPH, Brittney was a Program Coordinator for Healthy Families Florida. Healthy Families Florida is a program that provides expectant parents and the parents of newborns with educational materials, community resources and provides needed support to families throughout the child’s developmental process up until the age of five. While at Healthy Families Florida, Brittney, along with the Executive Director, collaborated on the Safe Sleep Project. The goal of the project was to educate parents in Gadsden and Leon counties on the importance of safe sleep and to provide safe sleep supports such as a Pack N’ Play, a sleep sack, and Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug book.
Outside of school, Brittney enjoys exercising, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.