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Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center



Nancy E. Schoenberg, Ph.D.

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          Professor, Department of Behavioral Science

Contact Information

Training and Publications

University of Kentucky Biosketch (PDF)
125 Medical Behavioral Science Building Publication Listing on PubMed
1100 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40536-0086  
Telephone: (859) 323-8175  
Fax: (859) 323-5350  

Research Interests

Dr. Schoenberg’s research interests address the long-term health and care needs of middle aged and older adults particularly those populations that suffer the greatest health inequities. Dr. Schoenberg, a medical anthropologist, maintains research interests in community-based participatory interventions, explanatory models of chronic diseases and their prevention and management, self-care decision-making and formal health care use, and qualitative and complementary methodology. Her research projects include a study of lifestyle management of rural women with diabetes and coronary heart disease; an investigation of the determinants of adherence to dietary recommendations among African-American elders with hypertension; ethnographic approaches toward cardiac decision-making; survey research into the characteristics associated with elders at risk of inadequate nutritional intake; and in-depth interviews on determinants of cancer screening. Dr. Schoenberg’s current projects include several faith-based lay health advisor interventions to prevent cancer (lung, cervical, colorectal, and breast) and an intergenerational diet-exercise program. In addition, Dr. Schoenberg and colleagues are examining how older adults, their caregivers, and health care providers manage complex multiple morbidities. Throughout Dr. Schoenberg's work, there is an emphasis on the cultural context of health decisions and community-based participatory approaches.

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