Dept. of Justice and Human Services
Linda D. Carson, Ph.D., s an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. Dr. Carson holds degrees in Nursing, Public Health Epidemiology, and Aging Studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and focuses on cross-cultural health communications surrounding diabetes and dementia. Dr. Carson’s research has examined diverse cultural models of diabetes in American Indian elder populations, health care delivery models among tribal health care providers, the cultural construction of dementia among American Indian care-givers, and the delivery of health communications regarding bioterrorism.
She has conducted research for the CDC, the U.S. federal government Office of Medicare and Medicaid, and numerous tribes and native corporations. Dr. Carson is Center Coordinator for the American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center, funded by the N.I.H. National Institute for Minority Health and Disparities. She has most recently received funding as Co-PI to examine variables related to stress among caregivers to tribal children and youth with diabetes.
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