NIMHD Early Career Investigator Award

The NIMHD Early Career Investigator Award is given to an early stage health disparities investigator who is making a significant impact with their research on minority health and health disparities. Learn more about the award.

Dr. Dana Mowls Carroll

2023 Awardee

Dana Mowls Carroll, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
University of Minnesota

Dr. Dana Mowls Carroll is a tenure-track assistant professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Carroll has published 44 peer-reviewed scientific articles on topics that advance understanding of and evaluate smoking cessation among American Indian (AI) persons, including geographic disparities among AI smokers, relationships between tobacco marketing exposure and commercial tobacco use, and differences in dependence to electronic cigarettes versus traditional cigarettes in this population.

Dr. Carroll has received grants from multiple NIH institutes. She has an active NIMHD K01 grant, “Laying the Foundation for Personalized Smoking Cessation Treatment in the American Indian Population,” focused on examining genetic susceptibility to smoking; developing genetically informed, personalized behavioral treatment interventions; and culturally adapting technology-based apps for smoking cessation among AI persons. Dr. Carroll also secured an R21 grant from NCI and an R36 grant from NIDA, and helped obtain funding from NIMHD via an R13 grant to support the 2022 National Tribal Tobacco Conference.

About the Award

All active NIMHD career development (K mechanisms) grantees who meet the eligibly criteria for NIH Early Stage Investigator were considered for this award. The NIMHD Early Career Investigator Awardee was selected based on advancing minority health and health disparities science through their contributions to the scientific literature, such as innovative findings, development of theories, advancement of methods, and novel research designs.

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