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Brianna Magnusson

Associate Professor
Public Health

2050 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

(801) 422-3083

Biography

Brianna Magnusson, received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Brigham Young University (2002) and a Master of Public Health (2005) and Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology (2011) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Although born in California and having lived in 5 different states during her childhood, Brianna considers Virginia home. She resides with her husband in American Fork.

Teaching Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical Computing (SAS)
  • Reproductive & Women's Health

Research Interests

Epidemiology & reproductive health with specific emphasis on social determinants of health, including the effect of social norms, residential segregation, family structure and childhood experiences on reproductive health.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
  • Master of Public Health, , Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005
  • Community Health Education, , Brigham Young University, 2002

Courses Taught

Winter 2019

  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 002
  • HLTH 440: Statistical Computing in Epi Section 001
  • HLTH 604: Biostatistics Section 001

Fall 2018

  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 001
  • HLTH 403R: Special Topics Section 004
  • HLTH 440: Statistical Computing in Epi Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 021

Summer 2018

  • HLTH 345: Principles of Epidemiology Section 001
  • HLTH 696R: Independent Studies Section 003

Spring 2018

  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 022

Publications

Journal Articles

Reimann Z, Miller JR, Dahle K, Hooper AP, Young AM, Goates MC, Magnusson BM, Crandall A. 2018. Executive functions and health behaviors associated with the leading causes of death in the United States: A systematic review. Journal of Health Psychology.

Jashinksy JM, Magnusson BM, Hanson CL, Barnes MD. 2017. Media agenda setting regarding gun violence before and after a mass shooting. Frontiers in Public Health.

Strong J, Hanson CL, Magnusson BM, Neiger BL. 2015. Health education specialists’ knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Health Promotion and Practice.

Van Wagenen S, Magnusson BM, Neiger BL. 2015. Attitudes towards breastfeeding among an internet panel of U.S. males aged 21-44 years. Maternal Child Health Jounral.

Thackeray R, Magnusson BM. 2015. Child Care Provider Awareness and Prevention of Cytomegalovirus and Other Infectious Diseases. Child and Youth Care Forum. 45(2):301-314.

Johnston JD, Magnusson BM, Eggett DL, Mumford K, Collingwood SC, Bernhardt SA. 2014. Sensor drift and predicted calibration intervals of handheld temperature and relative humidity meters under residential field-use conditions. Journal of Environmental Health. October 2014.

Magnusson BM, Sabik L, Chapman DA, Masho SW, Elston Lafata J, Bradley CJ, Lapane KL. 2012. Contraceptive insurance mandates and consistent contraceptive use among privately insured women. Medical Care. 50(7):562-8.

Magnusson BM. 2012. Early age at first intercourse and subsequent gaps in contraceptive use. Journal of Women's Health.

Magnusson BM, Masho SW, Lapane KL. 2011. Adolescent and sexual history factors influencing reproductive control among U.S. women aged 18-44. Sexual Health. 8(1):95-101.

Presentations

Magnusson BM, Davis SF, VanWagenen SA, Thackeray CR, Richards R, Merrill RM. Perceptions of public breastfeeding among an internet panel of U.S. males 21-44 years. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2016.

Tuttle N, King D, Magnusson BM, Ridge SE. Common injuries among adult figure skaters. Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Boston, MA. 2016.

Davis SF, Cox A, Magnusson BM, Crandall A, Jensen A, Larsen B, Torgersen B, Johnston JD. Factors influencing radon testing behaviors among Utah County residents. NEHA 2016 AEC and HUD Healthy Homes Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2016.

Johnston JD, Davis SF, Magnusson BM, Novilla ML, Torgersen BK, Abigail G. Radon knowledge, attitudes, and testing among Utah County residents. EPA Region 8 Radon Stakeholders Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. 2016.

Hall PC, Cox A, West JH, Magnusson BM. Sexual health promotion messages in men's and women's health magazines. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth. Nassau, Bahamas. 2014.

Nield JA, Lapane KL, Chapman DA, Magnusson BM. Precocious puberty and permissive partnering: Age at menarche and risk sexual parternships in adulthood. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. 2013.

Magnusson BM, Lapane KL. The impact of Medicaid family planning eligibility expansion on contraceptive use. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. 2013.

Van Wagenen S, Magnusson BM, Fugal SA. National Survey Attitudes towards breastfeeding among U.S. males aged 21-44. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Boston, MA. 2013.

Magnusson BM, Masho SW, Lapane KL. Age at first intercourse and subsequent contraceptive nonuse. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. 2011.