Dr. Diane King is the Deputy Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS). She holds a faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences at UAA. Dr. King received her Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Science from the University of Colorado Denver in 2006.
Dr. King began her research career in 1999, at AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver, working as a project manager on several large clinical trials that tested the use of technology to support self-management of type 2 diabetes. Before joining the CBHRS in 2011, Dr. King was a staff researcher at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.
Dr. King's primary research interests include studying the adoption, implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions that are delivered within community and practice settings in order to address behaviors associated with disease and death. Dr. King conducts effectiveness and implementation studies to increase the capacity of healthcare systems and communities to address unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, unhealthy use of alcohol and other substances, in order to promote population health, across the lifespan.Dr. King is the project director for the CDC- funded Arctic Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Regional Training Center and the SAMHSA-funded Arctic-SBIRT Training Grant.These two national initiatives include policy, practice and multi-disciplinary academic partners who are collaborating to prevent substance use disorders and their serious health consequences and provide training, resources and services to individuals and families who are impacted by substance misuse.Dr. King is also an affiliate member of the CDC-funded Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) and collaborates on several investigative teams engaged in research to promote healthy aging.
Recent PublicationsPeer-reviewed Publications
Glasgow, R. E., Fisher, L., Strycker, L. A., Hessler, D., Toobert, D. J., King, D. K., Jacobs, T. Minimal Intervention Needed for Change: Definition, Use, and Value for Improving Health and Health Research. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Mar 2014; 4(1): 26–33. Book chapters, Academic publications and non-peer review articles
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.
Dulin PL, Gonzalez VM, King DK, Giroux D, Bacon S. Development of a Smartphone-Based, Self-Administered Intervention System for Alcohol Use Disorders. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 2013;31:321–336.
Toobert DJ, Glasgow RE, Strycker LA, Barrera M, King DK. Adapting and RE-AIMing a heart disease prevention program for older women with diabetes.Translational Behavioral Medicine 2012;2(2):180-187.
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.
Glasgow RE, Kurz D, Dickman JM, Osuna D, Strycker L, King DK. Linking Internet-based Diabetes Self-Management to Primary Care: Lessons Learned and Implications for Research Translation and Practice Implementation.Translational Behavioral Medicine. September; 2(3): 313–321.
Glasgow RE, Kurz D, King, D, Dickman JM, Faber AJ, Halterman E, Wolley T, Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Estabrooks PA, Osuna D, Ritzwoller D. Twelve-Month Outcomes of an Internet-Based Diabetes Self-Management Support Program.Patient Education and Counseling. Published online, September 2011. DOI: 10.1016/S0738-3991(11)00391-0.
Ritzwoller DP, Sukhanova AS, Glasgow RE, Strycker LA, King DK, Gaglio B, Toobert DJ.Intervention costs and cost-effectiveness for a multiple-risk-factor diabetes self-management trial for Latinas: Economic analysis of ¡Viva Bien!Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. Published online, January, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s13142-011-0037-z.
Barrera Jr. M,Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, Osuna D, King DK, Glasgow, RE.Multiple-behavior-change interventions for women with type 2 diabetes." Diabetes Spectrum 2011;24:75-80.
Toobert DJ, Strycker LA, King DK, Barrera M, Osuna D, Glasgow RE.Long-Term Outcomes from a Multiple-Risk-Factor Diabetes Trial for Latinas: ¡Viva Bien!. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy and Research. Published online, January 12, 2011.DOI: 10.1007/s13142-010-0011-1.
Glasgow R, Christensen S, Kurz D, King D, Woolley T, Faber A, Estabrooks P, Strycker L, Toobert D, & Dickinson J. Engagement in a Diabetes Self-Management Website: Usage Patterns and Correlates.Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011;13(1):e9.
Toobert, DJ, Strycker MA, Barrera M, Osuna D, King DK, Glasgow RE.Outcomes from a Multiple Risk Factor Diabetes Self-Management Trial for Latinas: ¡Viva Bien!Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2011;41(3):310-323.
Osuna, D., Barrera, M., Strycker, L.A., Toobert, D.J., Glasgow, R.E., Geno, C.R., Almeida, F., Perdomo, M., King, D., Doty, A.T."Methods for the Cultural Adaptation of a Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention for Latinas: An Illustrative Project". Health Promot Pract. 2011 May; 12(3): 341–348.Published abstracts and poster presentations
Farren L, Allen P, Belza B, Brolliar S, Brown D, Cormier M, Janicek S, Jones DL, Kelly M, King DK, Marquez, DX, Rosenberg D, Thurston J, Tiffany R.Mall walking:Evaluating the evidence to create an Evidence-Informed Mall Walking Program Resource Guide.Round Table presentation.142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition.New Orleans, LA. November 2014
Hanson BL, Romanik SA, Porter RR, King DK.Implementing alcohol screening and brief intervention with alaska public health nursing.Poster presentation.Western Psychological Association.Portland, OR. April 2014.
Giroux D, Bacon S, King DK, Dulin P, Gonzalez V. "It really builds your confidence": Examining perceptions of the Location-Based Monitoring and Intervention System for Alcohol Use Disorders.Poster presentation, American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI. July, 2013.
King DK, Le, Q, Litt J, Hale J, Burniece K, Nuanes HA, Hoerlein S. How a Community-Designed Park impacted the Physical Activity of its Refugee Users.Poster presentation, Society of Behavioral Medicine's Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA. March, 2013.
Edwards AE, Cattrell EL, Porter RR, Hanson BL, & King DK. Educating Alaska's Healthcare Professionals: Outcomes from the Arctic FASD Regional Training Center.Poster presentation, Thirtieth Annual Alaska Public Health Summit, Anchorage, AK. January, 2013.
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. Poster presentation, Society of Behavioral Medicine's Thirty-Third Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA. April 13, 2012.