June 21, 2017

M. Kathryn (Kate) Stewart, MD, MPH

Professor
 

Education

1993 – Fellowship (Health and Child Survival), Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, M.D.
1989 – General Preventive Medicine & Public Health Board Certification, Preventive Medicine
1988 – Residency (Preventive Medicine), Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, M.D.
1986 – MPH (International Health), Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health
1985 – Internship (Family Practice), University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
1984 – M.D., 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

Reducing depressive symptoms among rural African Americans: REJOICE.
Funding source: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH, PI Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D.
Role: Co-Investigator

Arkansas Prevention Research Center
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PI, James Raczynski, Ph.D.
Role: Co-Director, Community Engagement, Partnership, and Technical Assistance Core

Effects of Community Health Workers Compared to Standard Outreach for Long-Term Care Services
Funding source: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH, PI, Holly Felix, Ph.D., MPA
Role: Co-Investigator

Arkansas Center for Health Disparities.
Funding source: National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH, PI, James Raczynski, Ph.D.
Role: PI, Community Engagement Core

Data Coordinating and Operating Center (DCOC).
Funding Source: National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, NIH, PIs Charlotte Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeannette Lee, Ph.D. (Co-PIs)
Role: Co-Investigator, Stakeholder Engagement

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

To what extent do community members’ personal health beliefs and experiences impact what they consider to be important for their community-at-large?
Yeary KH, Ounpraseuth ST, Kuo DZ, Harris K, Stewart MK, Bryant K, Haynes T, Turner J, Smith J, McCoy S, Sullivan G. Journal of public health (Oxford, England). 2016; 38(3):502-510.
PubMed [journal]PMID: 26359314 PMCID: PMC5072160

Health research participants’ preferences for receiving research results.
Long CR, Stewart MK, Cunningham TV, Warmack TS, McElfish PA. Clinical trials (London, England). 2016; 13(6):582-591. NIHMSID: NIHMS844771 PubMed [journal]PMID: 27562368 PMCID: PMC5286914

Transform Health Arkansas: A Transgender-Led Partnership Engaging Transgender/Non-Binary Arkansans in Defining Health Research Priorities. Stewart MK, Smith DA, Marshall SA, Robinson C.
Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action. Forthcoming.

Qualitative study of participants’ perceptions and preferences regarding research dissemination
Purvis RS, Abraham TH, Long CR, Stewart MK, Warmack TS, McElfish PA.
AJOB empirical bioethics. Forthcoming.

The Development of a Community Engagement Workshop: A Community-led Approach for Building Researcher Capacity Coffey J, Huff-Davis A, Lindsey C, Norman O, Curtis H, Criner C, Stewart MK. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action. Forthcoming.