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

Contact Information

Office: COPH 2216
Phone: 501-526-6637


1980 – DrPH (Public Health Nutrition), University of North Carolina
1973 – MS (Nutrition), Case Western Reserve University
1971 – BS (Foods and Nutrition), University of Alabama

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

PBHL/HSRE 9123 Grantsmanship and Funding
PBHL 5693: Nutrition Policy and Intervention Seminar
HSRE 9643 Advanced Methods in Health Disparities Research

Recent Publications

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.