June 21, 2017

M. Kathryn (Kate) Stewart, MD, MPH



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
  • Transgender Health and Healthcare

Courses Taught

  • HPMT 5426/6426 Racial-Ethnic Health Disparities: Theory, Experience, and Elimination
  • COPH 6303 Community Based Program Design

Current Research Projects

Eugene Washington Award, Stewart and Marshall (PIs),  04/01/2019-03/31/2021
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Development of a Regional Transgender Health Research & Education Collaborative in the Southern US
The major goal of this project is to develop a regional network of researchers, community members, and providers in the south to carry out research and education related to transgender health.

TR001855,  Buchanan/Kipke (PIs),  06/01/2019 – 05/31/2020
National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)
Training Community Representatives to Evaluate Academic Pilot Grant Applications (CEREC) UL1
UAMS, under the direction of Kate Stewart, MD, is assisting with the dissemination and testing of UAMS’ community reviewer training program. UAMS has worked at perfecting a model for integrating community reviewers into the grant review process. As a test of our success, we are disseminating our model and practices to four other institutions: University of Southern California, University of California- Irvine, the Ohio State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University and assessing its success.
Role: Subcontract PI

CDC-RFA-DP18-1815, Balamurugan (PI),  09/01/2019-03/31/2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Improving the Health of Americans through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease The purpose of this initiative is to improve prevention and management of diabetes and heart disease and stroke. The goal of our subcontract will be to enhance the infrastructure for sustaining the community health worker workforce in Arkansas.
Role: Subcontract lead, Community Health Worker Infrastructure

Award # U24HD090912,  Snowden and Lee (Co-PIs),  09/21/2016 – 08/31/2020
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network Data Coordinating and Operating Center (DCOC).
The DCOC is the central unit within the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPTCN) that provides data coordination, technical instruction, data standards, quality control and assurance, and operational coordination for clinical trials conducted by the network. The ISPTCN is a 17-site pediatric clinical trial network that providing medically underserved and rural children access to clinical studies studying environmental influences on early development.
Role: Co-Investigator, Stakeholder Engagement

Award # U48DP005005,  Haynes (PI), 05/31/2016 – 01/31/2021
Reducing depressive symptoms among rural African Americans: REJOICE.
The purpose of REJOICE is to study implementation of a faith-based intervention to prevent depression in African American adults in the rural Arkansas Delta.
Role: Co-Investigator

U54 MD002329-11,  Raczynski (PI),  09/23/2017 – 04/30/2022
Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (ARCHD): An NIMHD Exploratory COE.
The overall goal of the Community Engagement Core of the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities (ARCHD) is to develop new community partnerships in the Little Rock area that will positively affect the communities involved by: enhancing their trust in UAMS; supporting community-driven health improvement; and increase community-based research and service learning partnership opportunities.
Role: PI, Community Engagement Core

U54TR00162901A1,  James (PI),  07/01/2019 – 06/30/2024
Expanding Translational Research in Arkansas
The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) Translational Research Institute (TRI) seeks to support high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally, and nationally and foster innovation in research methods, training, and career development. Our mission is to develop new knowledge and novel approaches that will measurably address the complex health challenges of rural and underrepresented populations.
Role: Director, Community Engagement

Recent Publications

Allison MK, Marshall SA, Archie DS, Neher T, Stewart G, Anders ME, Stewart MK. Community-Engaged Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Education Workshop on Gender-Affirming Care. Transgender Health. 2019 October; 4(1):280.

Stewart MK, Boateng B, Joosten Y, Burshell D, Broughton H, Calhoun K, Davis AH, Hale RB, Spencer ND, Piechowski P, James L. Community advisory boards: Experiences and common practices of clinical and translational science award programs. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. 2019 October; 3(5):218.

Felix HC, Ali M, Bird TM, Cottoms N, Stewart MK. Are community health workers more effective in identifying persons in need of home and community-based long-term services than standard-passive approaches. Home Health Care Serv Q. 2019 Jul-Sep;38(3):194-208. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2019.1604461. Epub 2019 May 6. PubMed PMID: 31060448.

Brown CC, Moore JE, Felix HC, Stewart MK, Bird TM, Lowery CL, Tilford JM. Association of State Medicaid Expansion Status With Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth. JAMA. 2019 Apr 23;321(16):1598-1609. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.3678. PubMed PMID: 31012935; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6487545.

Long CR, Purvis RS, Flood-Grady E, Kimminau KS, Rhyne RL, Burge MR, Stewart MK, Jenkins AJ, James LP, McElfish PA. Health researchers’ experiences, perceptions and barriers related to sharing study results with participants. Health Res Policy Syst. 2019 Mar 4;17(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0422-5. PubMed PMID: 30832733; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6399828.

Marshall SA, Allison MK, Stewart MK, Thompson ND, Archie DS. Highest Priority Health and Health Care Concerns of Transgender and Nonbinary Individuals in a Southern State. Transgend Health. 2018;3(1):190-200. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2018.0003. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30581992; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6301431.

Stewart MK, Spencer N, Huff Davis A, Hart C, Boateng B. Developing and Piloting a Community Scientist Academy to Engage Communities and Patients in Research. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Apr;2(2):73-78. doi: 10.1017/cts.2018.20. Epub 2018 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 30294466; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6171767.

Bryant-Moore K, Haynes T, Kuo DZ, Stewart MK, Yeary KHK, Smith J, Turner J, Ounpraseuth ST, Sullivan G, McCoy S, Hudson B, Harris K. Lessons learned from using an audience response system in a community setting for research data collection. Public Health Nurs. 2018 Jul;35(4):353-359. doi: 10.1111/phn.12397. Epub 2018 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 29566271; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6055995.

McElfish PA, Purvis RS, Stewart MK, James L, Kim Yeary KH, Long CR. Health Research Funding Agencies’ Policies, Recommendations, and Tools for Dissemination. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2018;12(4):473-482. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2018.0072. PubMed PMID: 30739901.

McElfish PA, Long CR, Stephens M, Spencer N, Rowland B, Spencer H, Stewart M. Assessing Community Health Priorities and Perceptions about Health Research: A Foundation for a Community-Engaged Research Program. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 2018; 22(1).

Long CR, Stewart MK, McElfish PA. Health research participants are not receiving research results: a collaborative solution is needed. Trials. 2017 Oct 2;18(1):449. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2200-4. PubMed PMID: 28969665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5625845.

Purvis RS, Abraham TH, Long CR, Stewart MK, Warmack TS, McElfish PA. Qualitative study of participants’ perceptions and preferences regarding research dissemination. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2017 Apr-Jun;8(2):69-74. doi: 10.1080/23294515.2017.1310146. Epub 2017 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 28949841; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5789802.

Coffey J, Huff-Davis A, Lindsey C, Norman O, Curtis H, Criner C, Stewart MK. The Development of a Community Engagement Workshop: A Community-Led Approach for Building Researcher Capacity. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2017;11(3):321-329. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0038. PubMed PMID: 29056625.

Turner J, Smith J, Bryant K, Haynes T, Stewart MK, Kuo DZ, Harris K, McCoy S, Lovelady N, Sullivan G, Yeary KH. Community Building Community: The Distinct Benefits of Community Partners Building Other Communities’ Capacity to Conduct Health Research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2017;11(1):81-86. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0010. PubMed PMID: 28603154; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6400054.

Stewart MK, Archie DS, Marshall SA, Allison MK, Robinson C. Transform Health Arkansas: A Transgender-Led Partnership Engaging Transgender/Non-Binary Arkansans in Defining Health Research Priorities. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2017;11(4):427-439. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0050. PubMed PMID: 29332856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5771431.

Turner J, Smith J, Bryant K, Haynes T, Stewart M, Kuo DZ, Harris K, McCoy S, Lovelady N, Sullivan G, Kim Yeary K. Community Building Community: The Distinct Benefits of Community Partners Building Other Communities’ Capacity to Conduct Health Research. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action. 2017; 11(1):81-86.

Vitale K, Newton GL, Abraido-Lanza AF, Aguirre AN, Ahmed S, Esmond SL, Evans J, Gelmon SB, Hart C, Hendricks D, McClinton-Brown R, Neu Young S, Stewart MK, Tumiel-Berhalter LM. Community Engagement in Academic Health Centers: A Model for Capturing and Advancing Our Successes. Journal of community engagement and scholarship. 2017; 10(1):64-72.

Long CR, Stewart MK, Cunningham TV, Warmack TS, McElfish PA. Health research participants’ preferences for receiving research results. Clin Trials. 2016 Dec;13(6):582-591. doi: 10.1177/1740774516665598. Epub 2016 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 27562368; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5286914.

Bachelder AE, Stewart MK, Felix HC, Sealy N. Health Complaints Associated with Poor Rental Housing Conditions in Arkansas: The Only State without a Landlord’s Implied Warranty of Habitability. Front Public Health. 2016;4:263. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00263. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27933288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5120100.

Yeary KH, Ounpraseuth ST, Kuo DZ, Harris K, Stewart MK, Bryant K, Haynes T, Turner J, Smith J, McCoy S, Sullivan G. To what extent do community members’ personal health beliefs and experiences impact what they consider to be important for their community-at-large?. J Public Health (Oxf). 2016 Sep;38(3):502-510. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv118. Epub 2015 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 26359314; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5072160.

Stewart MK, Felix HC, Olson M, Cottoms N, Bachelder A, Smith J, Ford T, Dawson LC, Greene PG. Community Engagement in Health-Related Research: A Case Study of a Community-Linked Research Infrastructure, Jefferson County, Arkansas, 2011-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Jul 23;12:E115. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.140564. PubMed PMID: 26203813; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515917.

Felix HC, Seaberg B, Bursac Z, Thostenson J, Stewart MK. Why do patients keep coming back? Results of a readmitted patient survey. Soc Work Health Care. 2015;54(1):1-15. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2014.966881. PubMed PMID: 25588093; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4731880.