University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Bio for Brian Flynn, Sc.D.
Brian Flynn, Sc.D.

Brian Flynn, Sc.D.

Emeritus Professor
Department of Family Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Brian.Flynn@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-4330
Office Location:
235 Rowell Hall, 106 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

1982   Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (Bloomberg School of Public Health),
                    Baltimore, Maryland. Sc.D., Public Health Education.
1966   Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. B.A., History and Economics.

Academic Interests

Public health impact of health behavior change programs

Expertise

Design and evaluation of community and clinic-based health behavior change interventions

Academic Appointments

2011-Present  Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine,
                        University of Vermont. 

Prior Academic Appointments
2010-2014       Interim Research Director, Department of Family Medicine,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont. 
2002-2011       Research Professor, secondary, Department of Psychiatry,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont
1998-2011       Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont. 
1992-1998       Research Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont.
1980-1992       Research Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont. 
1999-2011       Director, Office of Health Promotion Research,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont. 
1983-1999       Associate Director, Office of Health Promotion Research,
                        College of Medicine, University of Vermont. 
1980-1983       Associate Director, Vermont Lung Center, College of Medicine,
                        University of Vermont. 

Research Grants

2003-2012     “Special Research Grant for Child Obesity and Nutrition.”  Co-investigator with            
                        J Harvey-Berino as PI.  Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 
                        U.S. Department of Agriculture, 9/03-9/12, $104,637 annually.
2007-2011     “Seasonal Impacts on Bicycle Transportation.” Principal Investigator.
                        UVM Transportation Research Center/USDOT, 07/01/07 – 09/30/11, $67,547
2005-2008     “Fit and Healthy Vermonters Technical Assistance.”  Principal Investigator for contract 
                        with Health Department, State of Vermont, 12/05-7/08,  $140,448.
2002-2007     “Factors Influencing Use of Cancer Genetics by Physicians.” Co- Investigator
                        with M. Wood as PI. National Cancer Institute, 8/02-7/07,  $1,152,058
2003-2005     “Nutrition and Physical Activities Program - Modifiable Influences on  Early 
                        Childhood Obesity.”  Principal Investigator.  Centers for Disease  Control and  
                        Prevention, USDHHS, 10/03-9/05. $63,683.

Awards and Honors

2005            Program Excellence Award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
                    Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in  recognition of
                    the “Smoking Prevention Through Mass Media and School Programs”.
2001            Vermont Tobacco Control Pioneer Award sponsored by the American Cancer Society on
                    occasion of 25th anniversary of the Great American Smoke-Out.
1996            Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award, Worden JK, Flynn BS et al: Using mass
                    media to prevent cigarette smoking among adolescent girls. Health Education
                    Quarterly 23:453-468.
1996            C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Community Programs from The Health
                    Project, New York, New York. Presented at annual meeting, Washington Business
                    Group on Health, for the “Smoking Prevention Through Mass Media and School
                    Programs” project.
1989            Outstanding Presenter at “Innovations and Research in Primary Care,” sponsored by the 
                    Vermont Academy of Family Physicians.
1982-1991   Exceptional Service Awards, Vermont Heart Association.
1982, 2012  Delta Omega, The Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter, 1982,
                    Life Member 2012.
1977-1980   Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases. Sponsored by
                    the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Publications

2014     Geller BM, Vacek PM, Flynn BS, Lord K, Cranmer D, and the Cancer Survivor Community 
             Study Steering Committee:  Unmet needs of cancer survivors: results of a population- based
             survey.  In press, The Journal of Family Practice, 2014.
2011     Flynn BS, Worden JK, Bunn JY, Connolly SW, Dorwaldt AL:  Evaluation of smoking
             prevention television messages based on the Elaboration Likelihood Model.  Health  Education
             Research, 26(6):976-987, 2011.
2010     Flynn BS, Wood ME, Ashikaga T, Stockdale A, Dana GS, Naud S:  Primary care physicians’
             use of family history for cancer risk assessment.  BMC Family Practice 11(1):45, 2010. 
2010     Flynn BS, Worden JK, Bunn JY, Solomon LJ, Ashikaga T, Connolly SW, Ramirez AG:  Mass
             media interventions to reduce youth smoking prevalence. American Journal of  Preventive
             Medicine, 39(1):53-62, 2010.
2008     Wood ME, Stockdale A, Flynn BS: Interviews with primary care physicians regarding  taking
             and interpreting the cancer family history.  Family Practice, 25(5):334-340, 2008.