Diane King

Diane King, Ph.D.

Office Location: SSB 303F

Current CV

Phone: 786-1638

E-Mail: dkking@uaa.alaska.edu


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.  

Before joining the CBHRS in 2011, Dr. King was a researcher at the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

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.

Current Projects

  • Arctic FASD Regional Training Center (CDC). Goal: to increase awareness, knowledge, resources and practice change related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders among medical and allied healthcare providers and students in Alaska.
  • Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI), implementation pilot (CDC). Goal: to facilitate and study the process of system wide implementation of universal alcohol SBI as standard practice within the Alaska Section of Public Health Nursing.
  • Arctic SBIRT Training (SAMHSA). Goal: to adapt and study the process of implementing SBIRT curricula into nursing, psychology, social work and family medicine residency programs to prepare UAA graduates and residents to prevent alcohol and substance use disorders.
  • Enhance Mobility (AMHTA). Goal: to prevent decline in balance, endurance, and functional mobility for adults with dementia through a small group exercise program, delivered within an Adult Day Services organization.

Selected Publications

King, D.K., Allen, P., Jones, D., Marquez, D.X., Brown, D., Rosenberg, D., Janicek, S., Allen, L., & Belza, B. (In Press). Safe affordable, convenient: environmental features of malls and other public spaces used by older adults for walking. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Abstract, Project details.

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.

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 AC and King DK. Physical activity for an aging population. Public Health Reviews,32(2). Published online, October 2010: http://www.publichealthreviews.eu/upload/pdf_files/8/King_forwebsite.pdf.

King, D.K., Glasgow, R.E., Toobert, D., Strycker, L.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Osuna, D., Faber, A.J. Self-Efficacy, Problem Solving, and Social-Environmental Support are Associated With Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors. Diabetes Care 2010 Apr;33(4):751-753. Epub 2010 Feb 11.

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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