Karen Yeary, PhD Karen Yeary, PhD

Karen H. Kim Yeary


Specializing In:

Translational research Behavioral research Community-based participatory research Dissemination and Implementation research Nutrition Obesity Chronic disease prevention Health disparities/health inequities

About Karen H. Kim Yeary


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Cancer Prevention and Control


Education and Training:

  • 1999-2003 - PhD - Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • 2003-2005 - Community-based participatory research, W.K. Kellogg Health Post-Doctorate Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)


Full Publications list on PubMed
  • Yeary KH, Cornell C, Turner J, Prewitt E, Bursac Z, Tilford M, Harris K, Eddings K, Love SJ, Whittington E (2015) The WORD (Wholeness, Oneness, Righteousness, Deliverance): Design of an evidence-based weight loss and maintenance intervention translated for a faith-based, rural, African American population using a community-based participatory approach. Contemporary Clinical Trials 40:63-73.
  • Yeary KH, Sobal J, Wethington E (2017) Religion and body weight: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews 18(10): 1210-1222.
  • Wang ML, McElfish PA, Long CR, Lee MS, Bursac Z, Kozak AT, Ko LK, Kulik N, Yeary KH£ (2019) BMI and related risk factors among U.S. Marshallese and their families. Ethnicity and Health Jul 10:1-13
  • Yeary KH, Park C, Master K, Yanez B, Newton Jr. N, Silfee VJ, Lu Q, Chiu C, Yi J, Alcaraz KI, Christy SM, Felsted, Shen M, Lumpkins C (2019) Religion and spirituality in precision medicine. Translational Behavioral Medicine Jul 11. pii: ibz105. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz105. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Menon U, Ashing K, Alcaraz K, Chang MW, Christy S, Felsted K, Gil Rivas V, Gwede C, Lu Q, Meade C, Sly J, Wang M, Yanez B, Yeary KH, Yi JC (2019) Precision Medicine Application of the Behavioral Medicine ConNECT Framework to Target Health Disparities. Nursing Research Mar/Apr; 68(2):99-109.

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