Brittany ‘Ray’ Gannon, PhD, MSN, ARNP

Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Brittany ‘Ray’ Gannon studies the influence of interpersonal and socio-ecological factors on mental health outcomes among Older Persons Living with HIV (OPLWH). To date, she has utilized several recognized research methods rooted in sociology and geography to explore the role of social and geographic environments for OPLWH in rural-based settings.

Dr. Gannon is particularly interested in use of a multi-level social ecological framework to gain a more holistic understanding of the relationship between one’s social and geographic environment on health outcomes, experience(s) of stigma, and engagement in formal and informal HIV-related care services.


University of Florida
BSN - 2012 - Nursing
MSN - 2015 - Adult/Gerontology Primary Care
PhD - 2018 -  Nursing Sciences


2012-2014: Registered Nurse, UF Health, Gainesville, Fl

2014-2015: Research Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl

2015-2018: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, UF Health, Gainesville, Fl


2015: Sigma Theta Tau International Honors, Inducted

2016: Stechmiller Award, University of Florida, College of Nursing