Commonwealth Honors College has selected Elena Carbone to serve as director of communityengaged research in the college; she will begin her post in June 2012. Her goal will be to identify faculty involved in community engaged research and develop means to get outstanding honors students involved in this research.
Carbone is an associate professor in the department of nutrition. Her research expertise is in community nutrition, especially regarding how people make behavioral decisions regarding diet and health practices. Based on her research findings, she has developed interventions for various target audiences, including adults and children, Latinos, and low-income and low-literate individuals.