Luvenia Cowart

Professor of Practice, Public Health, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute

Curriculum Vitae


As a Professor of Practice, Dr. Cowart’s primary responsibility involves directing minority health initiatives to develop academic and community partnerships to reduce health disparities and promote health and healthy lifestyles among minority communities as consistent with the Healthy People 2010 federal mandate.

Dr. Cowart is also the Executive Director and Founder of The Genesis Health Project, a community-designed, culturally competent program to reduce obesity and promote healthy lifestyles among African Americans in Syracuse, New York.


M.S.N., Nursing Education, Syracuse University, 1990
Ed.D., Adult Education/Administration, Syracuse University, 1980
Master of Science, Rehabilitation and Vocational Counseling, Syracuse University, 1973
Bachelor of Science, Nursing Education, Wayne State University, 1970