April-CarsonAssistant Professor

Department of Epidemiology

School of Public Health

Contact Information:

Office Address: RPHB 230N

Phone:  (205) 934-6107

Email:  apcarson@uab.edu

Website:  http://www.soph.uab.edu/epi/directory?facname=4236


BS degree in Microbiology with high honors, University of Georgia

MSPH in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PhD degrees in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral research fellowship in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Research Interests

Dr. Carson’s research focuses on health disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  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 disease in disadvantaged populations.  Currently, Dr. Carson is an investigator with the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study where she is evaluating the performance of cardiovascular disease risk prediction models and assessing the role of glycemic markers in the development of microvascular and macrovascular disease.