June 20, 2017

Carol Cornell, PhD

Professor and Chair of Health Behavior and Health Education


1992 – Ph.D. (Department of Psychology), Yale University
1989 – Clinical, Internship Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
1987 – M. Phil. (Department of Psychology), Yale University
1980 – BA/MA (Department of Psychology),  Johns Hopkins University

Research Interest

Community-based public health; cardiovascular behavioral medicine

Current Research Projects

  • 2009-2014 The Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. J. M. Raczynski, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Carol E. Cornell, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Administration and Center Co-Investigator.
    Direct Costs = $1,719,856; Total Costs = $2,441,741
  • 2007-2013 Establishing an Exploratory NCMHD Research Center of Excellence in Arkansas: The Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (ARCHD). Funded by the National Center for Minority Health Disparities (NCMHD). J. M. Raczynski, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Carol E. Cornell, Ph.D., Deputy Center Director for Research, Research Core Director, Center Co-Investigator, and Co-Investigator for the Center’s Full Research project, “Healthy Eating and Active Living for Today’s Healthier You” (HEALTHY Ways), Elaine Prewitt, Ph.D., Principal Investigator. Direct Costs = $4,719,930; Total Costs = $6,629,623
  • 2007-2013 Reducing Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Rural African-American Cocaine Users. Funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. K. E. Stewart, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Carol E. Cornell, Ph.D., Co-Investigator.
    Direct Costs = $2,176,225; Total Costs = $3,045,459

Courses Taught

COPH 6303 Community Based Program Design and Evaluation

Recent Publications

Yeary KH, Cornell CE, Moore PC, Gauss CH,Prewitt TE, Turner J.(2020) The WORD: Outcomes of a behavioralweight loss maintenance effectiveness trial in rural Black adultsof faith. Obesity.https://doi.org/10.1002/oby22717. [Epub ahead of print]

Yeary KH, Moore PC, Gauss CH, Cornell C, Prewitt TE, Shakya S, Turner J,Scarbrough C†, Porter G,&Estabrooks P.(2019).Reach and adoption of a randomized weight loss maintenance trial in rural African Americans of faith: The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance). American Journal of Health Promotion, 33(4), 549-557.doi: 10.1177/0890117118805065.

Huff-Davis, A., Cornell, C.E., McElfish, P. & Yeary, K.H. (2018). Strategies to facilitate equitable resource sharing in community-engaged research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action,12(2), 173-177

Washburn, L.T., Cornell, C.E., Traywick, L.,Felix, H.C. & Phillips, M.E. (2017). Barriers and facilitators to adoption of a lay-delivered community-based strength training program for women in rural areas. American Journal of Health Education, 48(3): 156-166.DOI:10.1080/19325037.2017.1292970

Stewart, K.E., Wright, P.B., Montgomery, B.E.E., Cornell, C.,Gullette, D.L., Pulley, L., Ounpraseuth, S., Thostenson, J., & Booth, B.M. (2017). Reducing risky sex among rural African American cocaine users: A controlled trial. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28(1), 528-547.