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M. Kathryn (Kate) Stewart, MD, MPH

C O P H Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management M. Kathryn ( Kate ) Stewart, M D, M P H

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management

 

Other Academic, Research, or Policy Affiliations

UAMS Graduate School
Director of Community Engagement, UAMS Translational Research Institute
Director of Community Engagement, Arkansas Center for Health Disparities
Co-Director of Community Engagement, Arkansas Prevention Research Center
Director, Office of Community Based Public Health

Contact Information

Office: COPH 2224
Phone: 501-526-6625
Email: stewartmaryk@uams.edu

Education

1993 – Fellowship (Health and Child Survival), Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
1989 – General Preventive Medicine & Public Health Board Certification, Preventive Medicine
1988 – Residency (Preventive Medicine), Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
1986 – MPH (International Health), Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
1985 – Internship (Family Practice), University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
1984 – MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
1980 – BS  (Biology), Abilene Christian University

Research Interests

  • Racial Health Disparities
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community Engagement and Community Based Participatory Research
  • Cultural Competency
  • Access to Care
  • Community-Based Research Infrastructure
  • Transgender Health and Healthcare

Current Research Projects

  • Translation Research Institute
    Funding Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NIH, PI, Laura James
  • Arkansas Prevention Research Center
    Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PI–James Raczynski, PhD)
  • Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) in the Delta
    Funding Source: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI Karen–Yeary, PhD)
  • Delta Health Partners
    Funding Source: Third Sector of New England, Inc. (PI–Heidi Behforouz, MD)
  • Arkansas Center for Health Disparities
    Funding Source: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI James–Raczynski, PhD)

Courses Taught

PBHL 5843: Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Theory, Experience, and Elimination
PBHL 9103: Community-Based Program Design

Recent Publications

Stewart MK, Felix HC, Felix HC, Olson M, Cottoms N, Bachelder AE, Smith J, Ford T, Dawson L, Greene PG. (2015) Community Engagement in Health-Related Research: A Case Study of a Community-Linked Research Infrastructure, Jefferson County, Arkansas, 2011–2013. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy. 12 (E115).

Felix HC, Seaberg B, Bursac Z, Thostenson J, Stewart MK. (2015). Why do patients keep coming back? Results of a readmitted patient survey. Social work in health care. 54(1):1-15.

Stewart MK, Felix HC, Cottoms N, Olson M, Shelby B, Huff A, Colley D, Sparks C, McKindra F. (2013). Capacity building for long-term community-academic health partnership outcomes. Int Public Health J. 5(3). PMCID: PMC4349567

Felix HC, Lee D, Stewart MK, Greene PG. (2013). Engagement of Community Health Workers in the Research Enterprise. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education. 2013; 5(1):13.

Felix HC, Mays GP, Stewart MK, Cottoms N, Olson M. (2011). Medicaid Savings Resulted When Community Health Workers Matched Those With Needs To Home And Community Care. Health Affairs. July 2011 30:71366-1374. PMCID: PMC3182460

Stewart MK, Colley D, Huff A, Felix H, Shelby B, Strickland E, McCabe-Sellers B, Redmond P, Evans M, Baker B, Stephens H, Nuss H. (2009). Participatory Development and Implementation of a Community Research Workshop: Experiences from a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, Summer, Vol. 3.2: 165-178. PMID: 20208264