April P Carson, PhD, MSPH

Associate Professor
Dr. April Carson
Ryals 140G

Dr. Carson is an Associate Professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology. She completed her BS degree in Microbiology with high honors at the University of Georgia and her MSPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular disease epidemiology. Dr. Carson is a member of the Department of Epidemiology's doctoral admissions committee and she is the course instructor for the first required methods course for Epidemiology doctoral students.

Dr. Carson's research centers broadly on determinants of health disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She has experience with several large observational cohort studies and has published on a range of social, clinical, and lifestyle factors related to the occurrence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Currently, Dr. Carson is an investigator with the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study, the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study, and the UAB Diabetes Research Center's Interventions and Translational Core.

Dr. Carson is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and Society for Epidemiologic Research. She is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association and serves as a member of its Statistics Committee, Diabetes Subcommittee, and the Health Equity Committee for the Greater Southeast Affiliate. Dr. Carson is also a standing member of the NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (DIRH) Study Section. In addition to her distinguished service on national committees, Dr. Carson is the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the School of Public Health.

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