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Ph.D., Family Consumer Sciences Education, The University of Missouri, 1979
Family health literacy and policy, health and food insecurity, rural, low-income family health and well-being; program evaluation.
NIH-NIDCR: Multi-Center Assessment of Health Literacy and Oral Health.
UDSA Rural Health and Safety Grant: Core Health Messages: A Strategy to Improve the Health and Well-being of Rural, Low-income Families.
USDA and UMCP: Rural Families Speak: Livin’ on the Byways: Rural Mothers Speak—a research-based drama.
University of Maryland Extension: Sages of the Ages: Stories That Touch and Teach
Braun, B. (August, 2011). Health Literacy. In Rippe, J. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life-style Medicine and Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
Braun, B. & Maring, E.F. (January, 2011). Home environments and their relationship to safety. In Craft-Rosenberg, M.J. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Family Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. [Chapter invited].
Braun, B. (2009). Advancing rural family resiliency research, education and policy. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 101(4), 27-32.
Braun, B., Kim, J., & Anderson, E.A. Family health & financial literacy: Forging the connection. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 101(3), 51-56.
Braun, B. (October, 2008). Rural low-income mothers: Persistent problems, possible intervention. Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy. 5 (2008), 1-18. Available at: http://ojrrp.org/journals/ojrpp/article/viewFile/44/42
Braun, B. (2008). Rural Family Policy. In, Gorham, G. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Rural America. Millertown, NY: Grey House Publishing, 755-759.
Simmons, L. A., Anderson, E. A., & Braun, B. (2008). Health needs and health care utilization among rural, low-income women. Women & Health, 47(4), 53-69.
Grutzmacher, S. & Braun, B. (2008). Key differences between food secure and food insecure mothers in rural, low-income families. An analysis of three waves of the Rural Families Speak study. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2: 81-92.
Braun, B. & Williams, S. (2008) Sizing up America: Strategy for public policy engagement. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences. 100(2), 55-56.
Simmons, L.A., Dolan, E. & Braun, B. (September, 2007). Rhetoric and reality of economic self-sufficiency among rural, low-income families: A longitudinal study. Journal of Family Economic Issues. 28: 489-505.