June 21, 2017

T. Elaine Prewitt, DrPH

Associate Professor


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

  • COPH 6437 Grantsmanship and Funding
  • HPMT 5202: Food and Nutrition Policy

Recent Publications

Cox. T.L., Krukowsk R., Love S.J., Eddings K., DiCarlo M., ChangJ., Prewitt T. E., West D.S. Stress management –augmented behavioral weight loss intervention for African American women: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Health Educ. & Behav. 40(1), 78-87, 2013.

KrukowskR., PopeR., Lo, S., LensingS., Felix H., Prewitt T. E., West D. Examination of costs for a lay health educator-delivered translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program in Senior Centers. Prev. Med. 57:400-2, 2013.

Kim, K., Cornell, C., Prewitt, E., Bursac, Z., Tilford, M., Turner, J., et. al. The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance). Design of a randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of an evidence-based weight loss and maintenance intervention translated for a faith-based, rural, AfricanAmerican population using a community-based participatory approach. Contemp. Clin Trials (accepted for publication).

Haynes-Maslow, L., Andress, L., Jilcott Pitts, S., Osborne, I., Baquero, B., Bailey-Davis, Byker-Shanks, C., Houghtaling, B., Kolodinsky, J., Lo, B., Morgan, E., Piltch, E., Prewitt, T. E., Senguin, R., Ammerman, A. Arguments used in public comments to support or oppose the USDA’s minimum stocking requirements in 2016: A content analysis.J Acad Nutr Diet. 118(9):1664-1672, 2018.

Yeary, K., Moore, P., Gauss, C., Cornell, C. Prewitt, T. El, Turner, J. The WORD: Outcome results of a behavioral weight loss maintenance effectiveness trial in rural Blacks of faith. Obesity (Accepted for publication)