Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Dr. Kelly Brittain is a Senior Program Officer at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation where she is responsible for research, community health and capacity building grant making in Mid, West and Northern Michigan as well as the Foundation’s response to health equity, maternal and infant outcomes, and substance use disorder.
Formerly, Dr. Brittain was an Associate Professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing teaching Public Health Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice courses. As a researcher, she focused on improving health outcomes by helping individuals make informed decisions about their health using mobile technology and social media. As a practicing nurse, Dr. Brittain has nearly thirty years of public and community health experience in health promotion/risk reduction serving youth to older adults in multiple areas of practice ranging from school-based health centers, parish nursing, hospitals, care management, primary care, and a comprehensive cancer center.
Dr. Brittain is a two time graduate from the College of Nursing at Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a focus on Urban & Community Health. She has a Ph.D. in Nursing with a concentration on health promotion & risk reduction from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. As a forever nurse, Dr. Brittain is dedicated to improving the health of all.