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About Elena T Carbone

I examine how people attend to and process information and make behavioral decisions as a result of the information they receive. In order to do so, I study the learning styles and patterns of comprehension of a target audience alone, and in relation to teaching strategies used to deliver information. I am interested in the interplay of different intrapersonal characteristics on the processing of and response to diet-related health information and outcomes within communities related to obesity, diabetes, cancer, and food safety education. I use a theory-informed, primarily qualitative approach to conduct formative studies and use these data to develop interventions for various target audiences, including adults and children, Latinos, and low-income and low-literate individuals.

Positions

Present Director of Community Engaged Research, Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Present Graduate Program Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Present Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Disciplines



Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Distinguished Academic Outreach Research Award
  • 2015 Mid-Career Award in Nutrition Education from Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)
  • 2016-17 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholar

Contact Information

School of Public Health & Health Sciences
208 Chenoweth
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel:413-545-1071

Email:


Puerto Rico (1)

Family (1)

Aged, 80 and over (2)

Diet (1)

Aged (3)

Social Support (1)

Communication Barriers (1)

*Consumer Satisfaction (1)

Caribbean Region (1)

Questionnaires (1)

Religion and Psychology (1)

Attitude of Health Personnel (1)

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 (3)

Educational Measurement (1)

Pilot Projects (1)

Self Care (2)

Humans (4)