Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Twenty-five-year trajectories of insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell response and diabetes risk in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Liver International.  38:2069-2081. 2018
2018 Titration to High-Intensity Statin Therapy Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus.Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy.  32:453-461. 2018
2018 Diabetes risk scores for Hispanics living in the United States: A systematic review.Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.  142:120-129. 2018
2018 Cumulative Incidence of Hypertension by 55 Years of Age in Blacks and Whites: The CARDIA Study.Journal 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 Study.American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:63-71. 2018
2018 Genome-Wide Association Study of Serum Fructosamine and Glycated Albumin in Adults Without Diagnosed Diabetes: Results From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.Diabetes.  67:1684-1696. 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) study.PLoS ONE.  13:e0198578. 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 Study.Journal 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 Study.Journal 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 Status.Journal of the American Heart Association : Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease.  6. 2017
2017 Association of Sickle Cell Trait With Hemoglobin A1c in African Americans.Journal 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 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 Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Masked Hypertension: The Jackson Heart Study.Hypertension.  68:1475-1482. 2016
2016 Stroke symptoms and risk for incident coronary heart disease in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.International Journal of Cardiology.  220:122-128. 2016
2016 Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring phenotypes among individuals with and without diabetes taking antihypertensive medication: the Jackson Heart Study.Journal of Human Hypertension.  30:731-736. 2016
2016 Calcium channel blocker use is associated with lower fasting serum glucose among adults with diabetes from the REGARDS study.Diabetes 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 Study.Diabetes Care.  39:285-291. 2016
2016 Do glycemic marker levels vary by race? Differing results from a cross-sectional analysis of individuals with and without diagnosed diabetes.BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.  4:e000213. 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.BMC Nephrology.  16:84. 2015
2015 Diet patterns and risk of sepsis in community-dwelling adults: a cohort study.BMC Infectious Diseases.  15:231. 2015
2015 Racial differences in abnormal ambulatory blood pressure monitoring measures: Results from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.American Journal of Hypertension.  28:640-648. 2015
2015 Hemoglobin a1c and the progression of coronary artery calcification among adults without diabetes.Diabetes Care.  38:66-71. 2015
2014 Associations of neighborhood area level deprivation with the metabolic syndrome and inflammation among middle- and older- age adults.BMC Public Health.  14:1319. 2014
2014 African American organ donor registration: a mixed methods design using the theory of planned behavior.Journal of Transplant Coordination.  24:273-283. 2014
2014 Declines in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality among middle-aged adults with and without diabetes.Annals of Epidemiology.  24:581-587. 2014
2014 Antenatal care attendance, a surrogate for pregnancy outcome? The case of Kumasi, Ghana.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  18:1085-1094. 2014
2014 Physical activity in diabetes: is any better than none?Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.  28:257-258. 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
2013 Determinants of access to antenatal care and birth outcomes in Kumasi, Ghana.Journal 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) study.Hypertension.  62:1015-1020. 2013
2013 Awareness, treatment, and control of LDL cholesterol are lower among U.S. adults with undiagnosed diabetes versus diagnosed diabetes.Diabetes Care.  36:2734-2740. 2013
2012 Association of prediabetes and diabetes with stroke symptoms: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.Diabetes Care.  35:1845-1852. 2012
2012 Hypertension control among newly treated patients before and after publication of the main ALLHAT results and JNC 7 guidelines.Journal of Clinical Hypertension.  14:277-283. 2012
2012 Depressive symptoms and cardiovascular health by the American Heart Association's definition in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.PLoS ONE.  7:e52771. 2012
2011 Development and validation of a self-assessment tool for albuminuria: results from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study.American 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 Ethnic differences in hypertension incidence among middle-aged and older adults: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis.Hypertension.  57:1101-1107. 2011
2011 Clustering of metabolic abnormalities among obese patients and mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention.American Journal of Cardiology.  107:1415-1420. 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 diabetes.Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.  3:661-667. 2010
2010 Impact of A1C screening criterion on the diagnosis of pre-diabetes among U.S. adults.Diabetes 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 Atherosclerosis.Hypertension.  55:1339-1345. 2010
2010 Trends and racial differences in the use of androgen deprivation therapy for metastatic prostate cancer.Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  39:872-881. 2010
2010 Comparison of A1C and fasting glucose criteria to diagnose diabetes among U.S. adults.Diabetes Care.  33:95-97. 2010
2009 Employment status, coronary heart disease, and stroke among women.Annals of Epidemiology.  19:630-636. 2009
2009 Consistency of care and blood pressure control among elderly African Americans and whites with hypertension.Journal 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 prostatectomy.Medical Care.  46:1170-1176. 2008
2007 Migraine and retinal microvascular abnormalities: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.Neurology.  68:1694-1700. 2007
2007 Cumulative socioeconomic status across the life course and subclinical atherosclerosis.Annals of Epidemiology.  17:296-303. 2007
2005 Headache, cerebrovascular symptoms, and stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.Neurology.  64:1573-1577. 2005
2004 Migraine and other headaches: associations with Rose angina and coronary heart disease.Neurology.  63:2233-2239. 2004
2004 Women's employment status and mortality: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study.Journal of Women's Health.  13:1108-1118. 2004
2004 Lifetime prevalence of migraine and other headaches lasting 4 or more hours: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.Headache.  44:20-28. 2004
2002 Statewide prevalences of concern about enough food, 1996–1999Public Health Reports.  117:358-365. 2002

Investigator On

  • UAB Diabetes Research Center  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Diabetes Research Center - Interventions and Translation Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • VCID and Stroke in a Bi-racial National Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Incorporation of a Hypertension Working Group into the Jackson Heart Study  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults (CARDIA) Study -Birmingham Field Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2019
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults (CARDIA) Study -Birmingham Field Center  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2018 - 2019
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study - Birmingham, Alabama Field Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Racial Disparities in the Maintenance of Healthy Lifestyles and Their Effect on Cumulative Blood Pressure Burden and Left Ventricular Mass in African Americans and Whites: Data from the CARDIA Study  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2017
  • Incorporation of a Hypertension Working Group into the Jackson Heart Study  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2017
  • Epigenetic Determinants of Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Hypertensive African Americans  awarded by University of Kentucky 2016 - 2017
  • Epigenetic Determinants of Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Hypertensive African Americans  awarded by American Heart Association 2015
  • Longitudinal Studies of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults-CARDIA-Field Center (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study-Field Center and Study Follow-Up Field Center)  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 1983 - 2013
  • Teaching Activities

  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI781 - Special Topics in EPI (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI611 - Epi Design and Analysis (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI611 - Epi Design and Analysis (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI611 - Epi Design and Analysis (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI611 - Epi Design and Analysis (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI611L - EPI Dsgn & Anyls Lab (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • Education And Training

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

  • April Carson
  • Blazerid

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