Kathryn A. Carson, Sc.M.

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  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Research Interests

Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Epidemiological methods; Cooperative research; Clinical trials; Study design; Data analysis ...read more


Kathryn Carson is a senior research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She holds a joint appointment in medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on epidemiology.

Ms. Carson is currently engaged in assisting researchers with various aspects of their studies, from study design to manuscript writing.

She received her B.A. from Frostburg State University and her Sc.M. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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  • B.A.; Frostburg State University (Maryland) (1977)
  • Sc.M.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (1996)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Ms. Carson’s primary interest is to assist investigators with most aspects of their studies, beginning with study design and protocol/grant writing, data cleaning and analysis, and writing of manuscripts. Through the ICTR (Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, formerly known as the GCRC), she has worked with investigators from many departments. Areas of concentrated effort include brain and thyroid cancer, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, HIV and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Selected Publications

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Flax-Goldenberg R, Kulkarni KS, Carson KA, Pinto JM, Martin-Harris B, Lefton-Greif MA. Concordance between aspiration detected on upper gastrointestinal series and videofluoroscopic swallow study in bottle-fed children. Dysphagia. 2016 Apr 6.

Wagner MW, Bell WR, Kern J, Bosemani T, Mhlanga J, Carson KA, Cohen KJ, Raabe EH, Rodriguez F, Huisman TA, Poretti A. “Diffusion tensor imaging suggests extrapontine extension of pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas.” Eur J Radiol. 2016 Apr;85(4):700-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2016.02.004. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Hooper LM, Tomek S, Roter D, Carson KA, Mugoya G, Cooper LA. “Depression, patient characteristics, and attachment style: correlates and mediators of medication treatment adherence in a racially diverse primary care sample.” Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar;17(2):184-97. doi: 10.1017/S1463423615000365.

Pham JC, Hoffman C, Popescu I, Ijagbemi OM, Carson KA. “A tool for the concise analysis of patient safety incidents.” Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jan;42(1):26-33.

Higgins LJ, Koshy J, Mitchell SE, Weiss CR, Carson KA, Huisman TA, Tekes A. “Time-resolved contrast-enhanced MRA (TWIST) with gadofosveset trisodium in the classification of soft-tissue vascular anomalies in the head and neck in children following updated 2014 ISSVA classification: first report on systematic evaluation of MRI and TWIST in a cohort of 47 children.” Clin Radiol. 2016 Jan;71(1):32-9. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2015.09.006. Epub 2015 Oct 21.

Kan AW, Hussain T, Carson KA, Purnell TS, Yeh HC, Albert M, Cooper LA. “The contribution of age and weight to blood pressure levels among blacks and whites receiving care in community-based primary care practices.” Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Sep 24;12:E161. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150069.

Miller ER 3rd, Cooper LA, Carson KA, Wang NY, Appel LJ, Gayles D, Charleston J, White K, You N, Weng Y, Martin-Daniels M, Bates-Hopkins B, Robb I, Franz WK, Brown EL, Halbert JP, Albert MC, Dalcin AT, Yeh HC. “A dietary intervention in urban African Americans: results of the 'five plus nuts and beans' randomized trial. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jan;50(1):87-95. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.06.010. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

Dalesio NM, McMichael DH, Benke JR, Owens S, Carson KA, Schwengel DA, Schwartz AR, Ishman SL. “Are nocturnal hypoxemia and hypercapnia associated with desaturation immediately after adenotonsillectomy?” Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Aug;25(8):778-85. doi: 10.1111/pan.12647. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Schneider AL, Lutsey PL, Selvin E, Mosley TH, Sharrett AR, Carson KA, Post WS, Pankow JS, Folsom AR, Gottesman RF, Michos ED. “Vitamin D, vitamin D binding protein gene polymorphisms, race and risk of incident stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.” Eur J Neurol. 2015 Aug;22(8):1220-7. doi: 10.1111/ene.12731. Epub 2015 May 12.

Srinath R, Hill Golden S, Carson KA, Dobs A. “Endogenous testosterone and its relationship to preclinical and clinical measures of cardiovascular disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study.” J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Apr;100(4):1602-8. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-3934. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

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