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College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Department of Kinesiology
Dr. Erin Carlson is Associate Clinical Professor at University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation where she is the Director of Graduate Public Health Programs and teaches public health courses. Prior to coming to UTA in 2016, Dr. Carlson previously worked as a principle and co-investigator on community based infectious disease research, and in projects concerning access to health care for vulnerable immigrant populations. Her work has been funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, National Science Foundation, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, and other organizations.
She has received several awards including the Robert Wood Johnson Emerging Scholar Award in Disparities Research, University of North Texas Health Science Centers’s Dean’s Outstanding Research award, University of Texas at Arlington’s William S. Ward Endowment Award for outstanding teaching, University of Nebraska Medical Center Outstanding Alumni Award, and a three-time awardee of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Outstanding Faculty in Teaching award.
Dr. Carlson has consulted for the CDC and Veterinarians Without Borders on a variety of international infectious disease projects. Currently, Dr. Carlson devotes much of her research and volunteer efforts to her passion-- access to health care for uninsured immigrant populations. In addition to serving on the board of directors for a local health care organization devoted to serving vulnerable uninsured populations, she is grateful that her passion can be supported with state-funded evaluation work of several community-based cancer screening interventions for underserved, uninsured minority populations