Elena Carbone

Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition | School of Public Health & Health Sciences
208 Chenoweth Hall

Scholars Project Title: “Multi-Center Study Exploring Women’s Perceptions of Health Literacy Needs and Support during Prenatal, Intrapartum, and Postnatal Periods”

Dr. Carbone’s work integrates theory informed, behavioral interventions into community-based settings to promote health and prevent disease among low income multiethnic groups with low literacy skills.  Dr.  Carbone will use her residency in the ISSR Scholars Program to support writing a grant application to the National Institutes of Health to examine how mothers’ and their health care workers’ health literacy levels are related to use of and perceptions about support needed during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods.

Recent Publications:

  • Carbone ET, DiFulvio GT, Susi T, Nelson-Peterman J, Lowbridge-Sisley J, Collins J. (in press). “Evaluation of an urban Farm-to-Preschool and Families (F2P) program.” International Quarterly of Community Health Education.
  • Massari S, Carbone ET, Paulos S. (in press). “Botteghe storiche: A study of the disappearance of historic food shops and its role in the transformation of Rome’s urban social life.” In: C. M. K. Lum & M. de Ferriere le Vayer (Eds.), Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible culture food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Wickham C and Carbone ET. 2015. “Who’s calling for weight loss?  A systematic review of mobile phone weight loss programs for adolescents.” Nutrition Reviews. May; 73(6):386-398. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuu018
  • Hayes CR and Carbone ET. 2015. “Food Justice: What is it? Where has it been? Where is it going?” Journal of Nutritional Disorders and Therapy Dec, 5(4).  http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/ 2161-0509.1000179.
  • Moyer L, Carbone ET, Anliker J, Goff S. 2014. “The Massachusetts BMI letter: A qualitative study of responses from parents of obese children.” Patient Education and Counseling. Feb;94(2):210-7.

Keywords:  health literacy, nutrition education, communications, food culture