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Tiffany Carson, PhD, MPH

Academic Rank: Associate Member

Overview

Dr. Carson's research focuses on cancer prevention and reducing racial disparities in obesity and cancer, primarily by helping individuals achieve healthier weights.  Using a bio-behavioral model, Dr. Carson's research program examines how race, behaviors (e.g. diet, stress) and the gut microbiota intersect to influence health outcomes.


Discipline

Education & Training

Fellowship:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD - Epidemiology
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, MPH - Epidemiology
  • Center for Obesity Research, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, -
Research

Dr. Carson's research focuses on cancer prevention and reducing racial disparities in obesity and cancer, primarily by helping individuals achieve healthier weights.  Using a bio-behavioral model, Dr. Carson's research program examines how race, behaviors (e.g. diet, stress) and the gut microbiota intersect to influence health outcomes.

Publications

  • Little RB, Desmond R, Carson TL. Dietary intake and diet quality by weight category among a racially diverse sample of women in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. J Nutr Sci. 2020 Dec.9:e58. Pubmedid: 33354329. Pmcid: PMC7737174.
  • Xing CY, Doose M, Qin B, Lin Y, Carson TL, Plascak JJ, Demissie K, Hong CC, Bandera EV, Llanos AAM. Pre-diagnostic allostatic load and health-related quality of life in a cohort of Black breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Dec.184(3):901-914. Pubmedid: 32914357. Pmcid: PMC7657984.
  • Moumne O, Hampe ME, Montoya-Williams D, Carson TL, Neu J, Francois M, Rhoton-Vlasak A, Lemas DJ. Implications of the vaginal microbiome and potential restorative strategies on maternal health: a narrative review. J Perinat Med. 2020 Dec. Pubmedid: 33554571.
  • Byrd DA, Carson TL, Williams F, Vogtmann E. Elucidating the role of the gastrointestinal microbiota in racial and ethnic health disparities. Genome Biol. 2020 Aug.21(1):192. Pubmedid: 32746938. Pmcid: PMC7397581.
  • Wang ML, Behrman P, Dulin A, Baskin ML, Buscemi J, Alcaraz KI, Goldstein CM, Carson TL, Shen M, Fitzgibbon M. Addressing inequities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality: research and policy recommendations. Transl Behav Med. 2020 Aug.10(3):516-519. Pubmedid: 32542349. Pmcid: PMC7337775.
  • Carson TL, Aguilera A, Brown SD, Peña J, Butler A, Dulin A, Jonassaint CR, Riley I, Vanderbom K, Molina KM, Cené CW. A Seat at the Table: Strategic Engagement in Service Activities for Early-Career Faculty From Underrepresented Groups in the Academy. Acad Med. 2019 Aug.94(8):1089-1093. Pubmedid: 30649021. Pmcid: PMC6626695.