T. Elaine Prewitt, DrPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Other Academic/Research/Policy Affiliations
Associate, Center for the Study of Obesity, UAMS College of Public Health
Deputy Director, Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, UAMS College of Public Health
Office: COPH 2216
1980 – DrPH (Public Health Nutrition), University of North Carolina
1973 – MS (Nutrition), Case Western Reserve University
1971 – BS (Foods and Nutrition), University of Alabama
Obesity in African Americans; Translational Research; Nutrition in Chronic Disease; Food and Nutrition Policy; Health Disparities
Current Research Projects
- Healthy Ways, NIH-Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, PI
- Arkansas Prevention Research Center, CDC, Co-I
- Internet Assisted Obesity Treatment, NIH, Co-I
PBHL/HSRE 9123 Grantsmanship and Funding
PBHL 5693: Nutrition Policy and Intervention Seminar
HSRE 9643 Advanced Methods in Health Disparities Research
West, D. S., Bursac, Z., Cornell, C., Felix, H., Fausett, J., Krukowski, R.A., Lensing, S., Love, S., Prewitt, T. E.,Beck, C. Lay Health Educators Translate an Evidence-based Weight Loss Intervention in Senior Centers: A Randomized Controlled trial. Am. J. Prev. Med.2011:41(4) 385-391.
Yeary, K., H., Cornell, C., Turner, J., Moore, P., Bursac, Z., Prewitt, T. E., West, D.S. Feasibility of an evidence-based weight loss intervention for a faith-based, rural, African American population Prev. Chron. Disease. 8(6):1-12, 2011.
Felix, H., Adams, B., Fauscett, J., Krukowski, R., Prewitt, T. E., West, D. S. Calculating reach of evidence- based weight loss and memory improvement interventions among older adults attending Arkansas Senior Centers, 2008-2011. Prev. Chron. Dis. 9:110, 2012.