Dana Carroll, PhD, MPH
I am an epidemiologist and certified tobacco treatment specialist committed to achieving health equity through reducing commercial tobacco use. My research spans a continuum from analyses of large epidemiologic surveys to clinical trials and community-based participatory research.
Over the past several years I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Tribal nations and community organizations serving American Indian persons on projects examining susceptibility to cigarette smoking and lung cancer. More recently I have been utilizing mixed methods to help elevate the rich knowledge and expertise of American Indian persons and develop culturally tailored approaches to smoking cessation. Please visit my resource page for free infographics resulting from various research projects.
My other, complementary, area of research entails studies that seek to inform product standards on commercial tobacco products. Within this area I am most interested in identifying how to reduce the appeal of cigarettes and have contributed to efforts demonstrating the potential public health impacts of reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes.
Awards and Recognition
- 2023 Early Career Investigator Award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a division of the National Institutes of Health
- 2023 Outstanding Health Equity Impact Award, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- Delta Omega Honorary Society, Xi Chapter
- Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco