June 21, 2017

Karen H. Kim Yeary, PhD

Associate Professor


1999 – BS (Nutritional Sciences), Cornell University
2003 – Ph.D. (Nutritional Sciences), Cornell University

Karen Yeary – CV (PDF)

Research Interest

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Translational behavioral interventions
  • Undeserved and underrepresented populations
  • Health disparities/inequities

Current Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: Karen Yeary. Integrating Culture, Behavior, and Biology to Increase Minority Representation in Cancer Disparities Research. (1 P20 M.D.002329-01). National Institutes of Health-NCMHD. Paul Greene, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
  • Principal Investigator: Karen Yeary.  FAITH in the Delta. National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Jerome Turner, B.S. (PI of Community Subcontract).
  • Principal Investigator: Karen Yeary. Weight loss and maintenance for rural, African American communities of faith. A main research project for the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Jerome Turner, B.S. (PI of Community Subcontract).

Courses Taught

  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Grantsmanship and Peer Review

Recent Publications:

Yeary KH, Sobal J, Wethington E (In Press) Religion and Body Weight: A Systematic Review. Obesity Reviews.

Yeary KH, Kohler P, Long C, Bursac Z, Mcelfish PA (In Press) Design of a randomized, controlled, comparative-effectiveness trial testing a Family Model of Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) vs. standard DSME for U.S. Marshallese Islanders. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications.

Yeary KH, Greene P, Moore P, Dawson L, Turner J, Bennett L (2016) Feasibility Test of a Community-Relevant Intervention Designed to Promote African American Participation in Translational, Breast Cancer Disparities Research: Know About Health Options for Women (Know HOW). Journal of Cancer Education.16: Epub Ahead of Print.

Yeary KH, Ounpraseuth S, Kuo D, Harris K, Haynes T, Bryant K, Turner J, Smith J, Stewart MK, Sullivan G (2016) Examining the impact of perceived personal health issues and concerns on community identified concerns in community health assessments. Journal of Public Health 38(3):502-510.

Yeary KH, Cornell C, Turner J, Prewitt E, Bursac Z, Tilford M, Harris K, Eddings K, Love SJ, Whittington E (2015) The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance): Design of an evidence-based weight loss and maintenance intervention translated for a faith-based, rural, African American population using a community-based participatory approach. Contemporary Clinical Trials 40:63-73.