Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Does the association of diabetes with stroke risk differ by age, race, and sex? Results from the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) studyProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  42:1966-1972. 2019
2019 Low to moderate toenail arsenic levels in young adulthood and incidence of diabetes later in life: findings from the CARDIA Trace Element studyChemical Engineering Science.  171:321-327. 2019
2019 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart AssociationMaterials Today: Proceedings.  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) studyReferences en Gynecologie Obstetrique.  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 MellitusBone Research.  32:453-461. 2018
2018 Diabetes risk scores for Hispanics living in the United States: A systematic reviewJCOM.  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 studyGynecologic Investigation.  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 StudyIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.  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)Cureus.  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 diabetesLancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  4:1-8. 2016
2016 Calcium channel blocker use is associated with lower fasting serum glucose among adults with diabetes from the REGARDS studyJCOM.  115:115-121. 2016
2016 Racial differences in the performance of existing risk prediction models for incident type 2 diabetes: The CARDIA studyProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  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 OutcomesScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology.  16. 2015
2015 Diet patterns and risk of sepsis in community-dwelling adults: A cohort studyCell Division.  15. 2015
2015 Hemoglobin a1c and the progression of coronary artery calcification among adults without diabetesProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  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) studyJournal of Immunology.  28:640-648. 2015
2014 Associations of neighborhood area level deprivation with the metabolic syndrome and inflammation among middle-And older-Age adultsAnnual review of cell biology.  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 diabetesDevelopmental biology (New York, N.Y. : 1985).  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 diabetesProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  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) studyProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  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) studyOregon Social Studies Journal.  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)Translational Oncology.  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 interventionTranslational Oncology.  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 diabetesMethods Enzymol..  3:661-667. 2010
2010 Impact of A1C screening criterion on the diagnosis of pre-diabetes among U.S. adultsProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  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. adultsProceedings of the 8th International Nursing Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau.  33:95-97. 2010
2009 Employment Status, Coronary Heart Disease, and Stroke Among WomenDevelopmental biology (New York, N.Y. : 1985).  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 AtherosclerosisDevelopmental biology (New York, N.Y. : 1985).  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

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 Bi-Racial National Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 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
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults (CARDIA) Study -Birmingham Field Center  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults (CARDIA) Study -Birmingham Field Center  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 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 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI704 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • 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

  • 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