Health Literacy and Intercultural Communication in Health Education
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Thu
Dr. Erin Carlson is Associate Clinical Professor at University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation where she works as the Director of Graduate Public Health Programs. Prior to coming to UTA in 2016, Dr. Carlson previously worked as 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, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Science Foundation, and state and local organizations. She has received several research awards including the Robert Wood Johnson Emerging Scholar Award in Disparities Research.
Dr. Carlson enjoys work in local and global community health. She was recently awarded a grant as a Fulbright Specialist for work with immigrant communities in Colombia. Previously, Dr. Carlson has consulted for the CDC and Veterinarians Without Borders on a variety of international infectious disease projects. Locally, Dr. Carlson devotes much of her research and volunteer efforts to her passion-- access to health care for uninsured immigrant populations. Dr. Carlson serves on the board of directors for the local federally qualified health center, and evaluation work of several community-based cancer screening interventions for underserved, uninsured minority populations. She is frequently featured DFW-area news and print media providing the latest COVID-19 guidelines and updates.