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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.


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


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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


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)