June 21, 2017

T. Elaine Prewitt, DrPH

Theresa Prewitt
Associate Professor
 

Education

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
HSRE 9643 Advanced Methods in Health Disparities Research

Recent Publications

West, D. S., Bursac, Z., Cornell, C., Felix, H., Fausett, J., Krukowski, R.A., Lensing, S., Love, S., Prewitt, T. E.,Beck, C. Lay Health Educators Translate an Evidence-based Weight Loss Intervention in Senior Centers: A Randomized Controlled trial. Am. J. Prev. Med.2011:41(4) 385-391.

Yeary, K., H., Cornell, C., Turner, J., Moore, P., Bursac, Z., Prewitt, T. E., West, D.S. Feasibility of an evidence-based weight loss intervention for a faith-based, rural, African American population Prev. Chron. Disease. 8(6):1-12, 2011.

Felix, H., Adams, B., Fauscett, J., Krukowski, R., Prewitt, T. E., West, D. S. Calculating reach of evidence- based weight loss and memory improvement interventions among older adults attending Arkansas Senior Centers, 2008-2011. Prev. Chron. Dis. 9:110, 2012.