Diane King, Ph.D.

Director, Research Associate Professor



Office: SSB 303F

Current CV (PDF, 204KB)

Diane King is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). She holds a faculty appointment as a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences at UAA. Dr. King's primary research interests include studying the implementation and dissemination of programs, practice and policy changes, within community and health care settings to promote population health through behavior change. Her work focuses on promoting the adoption of evidence-based interventions to address unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, and unhealthy use of alcohol and other substances. Dr. King is also engaged in research to promote healthy aging through changes to policy, neighborhood environments and evidence-based programs. She has a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Science from the University of Colorado Denver, a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Rush University in Chicago, and MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before joining the CBHRS in 2011, Dr. King was a researcher at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

Selected Publications:
  • King DK., Allen P, Jones DL, Marquez DX, Brown DR, Rosenberg D, Janicek S, Allen L, Belza B. Safe, Affordable, Convenient: Environmental Features of Malls and Other Public Spaces Used by Older Adults for Walking. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2016, 13, 289 -295.
  • King, D.K., Litt, J., Hale, J., Burniece, K.M., Ross, C. 'The Park a Tree Built': Evaluating how a park development project impacted where people play. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 2015; 14(2):293-299.
  • Giroux, D., Bacon, S., King, D.K., Dulin, P., Gonzalez, V.. Examining perceptions of a smartphone-based intervention system for Alcohol Use Disorders. Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 20, no. 10, October 2014. DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2013.0222.
  • Dulin, P. L, Hanson, B. L, & King, D. K. (2013). Perceived control as a longitudinal moderator of late-life stressors on depressive symptoms. Aging & Mental Health, 17, 718-723.
  • King DK, Toobert DJ, Dickman Portz J, Strycker LA, Doty A, Martin C, Boggs JM, Faber AJ, Geno C, Glasgow RE. What patients want: relevant health information technology for diabetes self-management. Health and Technology 2012;2(3):147-157.
  • King AC and King DK. Physical activity for an aging population. Public Health Reviews, 32(2). Published online, October 2010.
  • King, DK, Glasgow, RE, Leeman-Castillo, B. RE-AIMing RE-AIM: Using the model to plan, implement, evaluate, and report the impact of environmental change approaches to enhance population health. American Journal of Public Health 2010, Nov;100(11): 2076-2084.
  • King, DK. Neighborhood and Individual Factors in Activity in Older Adults: Results from the Neighborhood and Senior Health Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 2008;16:144-170.

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