Elena T Carbone

Elena T Carbone

Elena T Carbone
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA


Elena T. Carbone earned her Doctorate of Public Health in Health Behavior/Health Education at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and her MS in Nutrition/Communications from Boston University. She completed her BS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Carbone works in community settings to examine how low income, culturally diverse adults and children with limited literacy skills attend to and process health information related to obesity prevention, diabetes management, and cancer control. She uses a primarily qualitative approach (individual interviews, focus groups, and observations) to collect data. She is also interested in the use of new technologies to enhance pedagogical practices.She is the Founding Director of the Community-Engaged Research Program at Commonwealth Honors College at UMass and a Registered/ Licensed Dietitian.

Research Interest

• Health literacy
• Community-based, behavior change interventions
• Multi-ethnic populations
• Adult education/Pedagogy
• Theory-informed programs
• Nutrition education
• Obesity prevention
• Diabetes self-management