Loneke Blackman Carr

Assistant Professor


Nutritional Sciences

Research Interests

My weight control research focuses on reducing disparities in obesity prevalence, and obesity prevention and treatment intervention outcomes in black women. As an InCHIP Affiliate, I will develop research using qualitative, quantitative and intervention methods to understand why black women experience subpar outcomes in weight control interventions. Prior to UConn, I conducted a comparative effectiveness study using a randomized control design to test how the standard behavioral weight loss treatment approach may be enhanced to produce better outcomes in black women.


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017

Recent Publications

Bentley-Edwards, K. L., Carr, L. T. B., Robbins, P. A., Conde, E., Zaw, K., & Darity, W. A. (2019). Investigating Denominational and Church Attendance Differences in Obesity and Diabetes in Black Christian Men and Women. Journal of religion and health, 1-16.

Carr, L. T. B., Samuel-Hodge, C., Ward, D. S., Evenson, K. R., Bangdiwala, S. I., & Tate, D. F. (2018). Racial differences in weight loss mediated by engagement and behavior change. Ethnicity & disease, 28(1), 43.

Allicock, M., Golin, C. E., Kaye, L., Grodensky, C., Blackman, L. T., & Thibodeaux, H. (2017). SafeTalk: Training peers to deliver a motivational interviewing HIV prevention program. Health promotion practice, 18(3), 410-417.

Ries, A. V., Blackman, L. T., Page, R. A., Gizlice, Z., Benedict, S., Barnes, K., … & Carter-Edwards, L. (2014). Goal setting for health behavior change: evidence from an obesity intervention for rural low-income women. Rural Remote Health, 14, 2682.

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-5073
Mailing AddressRoy E. Jones Building, 27 Manter Rd, Unit 4017 Room 223 Storrs, CT 06269 United States