Elena Carbone
Position or Job Title
Associate Professor/Chair, Nutrition
Email Address
ecarbone@nutrition.umass.edu
Phone Number
413-545-1071
Bio

I am a social science researcher with over 20 years of experience. I focus on the development, integration, and evaluation of community-based theory-informed behavioral interventions to promote health and prevent disease among multiethnic underserved groups with low literacy skills.

I have conducted numerous mixed method intervention studies related to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and food safety. I am Founding Director of the Community-Engaged Research Program (CERP) at the Commonwealth Honors College and have served as lead evaluator of a large CDC-funded community transformation grant. I am currently PI for an international Research Development Fund grant focusing on maternal health literacy.