Denise H. Britigan




Assistant Professor

Department of Health Promotion, Social, and Behavioral Health

University of Nebraska Medical Center

College of Public Health

Professional Summary:

2011-present Assistant Professor; Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, UNMC

2009-2011 Adjunct Instructor; University of Cincinnati (UC), College of Education Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), School of Human Services, Dept. Health Promotion and Education (HPE)

2010-2011 Contributing faculty/ online; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

2009-2010 guest lecturer; Wright State University-Miami Valley, College of Nursing and Health; and the University of Phoenix, Nutrition

2006-2009 doctoral student; Health Promotion & Edu./Community Health, UC-CECH

2004-2006 Research Associate/Health Sciences Librarian; Academic Information Technology & Libraries (AIT&L), currently called Harrison Health Sciences Library

2000-2004 Reference & Education Coordinator, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


PhD, Health Education, University of Cincinnati, 2009

MA, Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, 2002

BS, Medical Technology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978

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Sep 5th 2017

In the United States, two-thirds of the population read at an eight-grade level or below. When it comes to health information, most Americans have the ability to read and write at the fifth-grade level. This inter-professional course aims to give health professionals the tools needed to improve upon their health literacy and communication skills.

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