Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Low to moderate toenail arsenic levels in young adulthood and incidence of diabetes later in life: findings from the CARDIA Trace Element studyEnvironmental Research.  321-327. 2019
2019 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart AssociationCirculation.  139:e56-e66. 2019
2019 Depressive symptoms, perceived stress, and metabolic health: The REGARDS studyInternational Journal of Obesity.  43:615-632. 2019
2019 Ideal cardiovascular health, glycaemic status and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyDiabetologia.  62:426-437. 2019
2018 Twenty-five-year trajectories of insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell response and diabetes risk in nonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseLiver International.  38:2069-2081. 2018
2018 Titration to High-Intensity Statin Therapy Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients With and Without Diabetes MellitusCardiovascular Drugs and Therapy.  32:453-461. 2018
2018 Diabetes risk scores for Hispanics living in the United States: A systematic reviewDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice.  142:120-129. 2018
2018 Genome-wide association study of serum fructosamine and glycated albumin in adults without diagnosed diabetes: Results from the atherosclerosis risk in communities studyDiabetes.  67:1684-1696. 2018
2018 Cumulative incidence of hypertension by 55 years of age in blacks and whites: The cardia studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  7. 2018
2018 Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Behaviors: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults StudyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:63-71. 2018
2018 Association of functional and structural social support with medication adherence among individuals treated for coronary heart disease risk factors: Findings from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyPLoS ONE.  13. 2018
2017 Association of Modifiable Risk Factors in Young Adulthood With Racial Disparity in Incident Type 2 Diabetes During Middle Adulthood.Journal of the American Medical Association.  318:2457-2465. 2017
2017 Metabolic syndrome and masked hypertension among African Americans: The Jackson Heart StudyJournal of Clinical Hypertension.  19:592-600. 2017
2017 Race-sex differences in statin use and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol control among people with diabetes mellitus in the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke studyJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
2017 Performance of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Pooled Cohort Risk Equations by Social Deprivation StatusJournal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
2017 Association of sickle cell trait with hemoglobin A1c in African AmericansJournal of the American Medical Association.  317:507-515. 2017
2017 Epidemiology of Chikungunya fever outbreak in Western Jamaica during July-December 2014.Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine.  8:7-16. 2017
2016 Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring phenotypes among individuals with and without diabetes taking antihypertensive medication: The Jackson Heart StudyJournal of Human Hypertension.  30:731-736. 2016
2016 Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Masked Hypertension: The Jackson Heart StudyHypertension.  68:1475-1482. 2016
2016 Diabetes, diabetes severity, and coronary heart disease risk equivalence: REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS)American Heart Journal.  181:43-51. 2016
2016 Stroke symptoms and risk for incident coronary heart disease in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) studyInternational Journal of Cardiology.  220:122-128. 2016
2016 Do glycemic marker levels vary by race? Differing results from a cross-sectional analysis of individuals with and without diagnosed diabetesBMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.  4:1-8. 2016
2016 Calcium channel blocker use is associated with lower fasting serum glucose among adults with diabetes from the REGARDS studyDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice.  115:115-121. 2016
2016 Racial differences in the performance of existing risk prediction models for incident type 2 diabetes: The CARDIA studyDiabetes Care.  39:285-291. 2016
2015 Factors Associated With Smoking Status among HIV-Positive Patients in Routine Clinical Care.Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research.  6. 2015
2015 Association between 24-hour blood pressure variability and chronic kidney disease: A cross-sectional analysis of African Americans participating in the Jackson heart study Epidemiology and Health OutcomesBMC Nephrology.  16. 2015
2015 Diet patterns and risk of sepsis in community-dwelling adults: A cohort studyBMC Infectious Diseases.  15. 2015
2015 Hemoglobin a1c and the progression of coronary artery calcification among adults without diabetesDiabetes Care.  38:66-71. 2015
2015 Racial differences in abnormal ambulatory blood pressure monitoring measures: Results from the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) studyAmerican Journal of Hypertension.  28:640-648. 2015
2014 Associations of neighborhood area level deprivation with the metabolic syndrome and inflammation among middle-And older-Age adultsBMC Public Health.  14. 2014
2014 African American organ donor registration: A mixed methods design using the theory of planned behaviorJournal of Transplant Coordination.  24:273-283. 2014
2014 Antenatal care attendance, a surrogate for pregnancy outcome the case of kumasi, GhanaMaternal and Child Health Journal.  18:1085-1094. 2014
2014 Declines in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality among middle-aged adults with and without diabetesAnnals of Epidemiology.  24:581-587. 2014
2014 Effect of Malaria and Geohelminth Infection on Birth Outcomes in Kumasi, Ghana.International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE and Health.  4:582-594. 2014
2014 Physical activity in diabetes: Is any better than none?Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.  28:257-258. 2014
2013 Determinants of access to antenatal care and birth outcomes in Kumasi, GhanaJournal of Epidemiology and Global Health.  3:279-288. 2013
2013 Evaluating the Framingham hypertension risk prediction model in young adults: The Coronary Artery risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) studyHypertension.  62:1015-1020. 2013
2013 Awareness, treatment, and control of LDL cholesterol are lower among U.S. adults with undiagnosed diabetes versus diagnosed diabetesDiabetes Care.  36:2734-2740. 2013
2012 Depressive Symptoms and Cardiovascular Health by the American Heart Association's Definition in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) StudyPLoS ONE.  7. 2012
2012 Association of prediabetes and diabetes with stroke symptoms: The reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyDiabetes Care.  35:1845-1852. 2012
2012 Hypertension Control Among Newly Treated Patients Before and After Publication of the Main ALLHAT Results and JNC 7 GuidelinesJournal of Clinical Hypertension.  14:277-283. 2012
2011 Development and validation of a self-assessment tool for albuminuria: Results from the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  58:196-205. 2011
2011 Association of the metabolic syndrome with atrial fibrillation among United States adults (from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study)American Journal of Cardiology.  108:227-232. 2011
2011 Ethnic differences in hypertension incidence among middle-aged and older adults: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosisHypertension.  57:1101-1107. 2011
2011 Clustering of metabolic abnormalities among obese patients and mortality after percutaneous coronary interventionAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  107:1415-1420. 2011
2011 Ethnic differences in hypertension incidence among middle-aged and older adults: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosisHypertension.  57:1101-1107. 2011
2010 Weight Change and Functional Limitations Among Older Adults in North CarolinaJournal of Community Health.  35:586-591. 2010
2010 Low hemoglobin A1c and risk of all-cause mortality among US adults without diabetesCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  3:661-667. 2010
2010 Impact of A1C screening criterion on the diagnosis of pre-diabetes among U.S. adultsDiabetes Care.  33:2190-2195. 2010
2010 Comparison of the framingham heart study hypertension model with blood pressure alone in the prediction of risk of hypertension: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosisHypertension.  55:1339-1345. 2010
2010 Trends and Racial Differences in the Use of Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Metastatic Prostate CancerJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  39:872-881. 2010
2010 Comparison of A1C and fasting glucose criteria to diagnose diabetes among U.S. adultsDiabetes Care.  33:95-97. 2010
2009 Employment Status, Coronary Heart Disease, and Stroke Among WomenAnnals of Epidemiology.  19:630-636. 2009
2009 Consistency of care and blood pressure control among elderly African Americans and whites with hypertensionJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  22:307-315. 2009
2008 The effect of hospital and surgeon volume on racial differences in recurrence-free survival after radical prostatectomyMedical Care.  46:1170-1176. 2008
2007 Migraine and retinal microvascular abnormalities: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities StudyNeurology.  68:1694-1700. 2007
2007 Cumulative Socioeconomic Status Across the Life Course and Subclinical AtherosclerosisAnnals of Epidemiology.  17:296-303. 2007
2005 Headache, cerebrovascular symptoms, and stroke: The atherosclerosis risk in communities studyNeurology.  64:1573-1577. 2005
2004 Migraine and other headaches: Associations with Rose angina and coronary heart diseaseNeurology.  63:2233-2239. 2004
2004 Lifetime Prevalence of Migraine and Other Headaches Lasting 4 or More Hours: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) StudyHeadache.  44:20-28. 2004
2004 Women's employment status and mortality: The atherosclerosis risk in communities studyJournal of Women's Health.  13:1108-1118. 2004
2002 Statewide prevalences of concern about enough food, 1996–1999Public Health Reports.  117:358-365. 2002

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill 2006
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill 2001
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Microbiology, University of Georgia 1999
  • Full Name

  • April Carson