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Diana Carroll


Dr. Dianna Carroll is an epidemiologist and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is Lead of the Epidemiology Curriculum Team for the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dianna began her career at CDC in 2006 as an EIS officer and dedicated the next 10 years of her career to promoting physical activity, with a special focus on improving physical activity opportunities for those living with disability. She returned to the EIS program in 2017 to focus on training the next generation public health workforce. She has deployed for several public health responses in the US including Unaccompanied Children, COVID-19, and Hurricane responses and to support the Ebola response in Sierra Leone.

Prior to joining CDC, she dedicated 11 years of her career to supporting research to improve veteran mental health and healthcare services at the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Before that she was an interviewer on a field medical team and spent 4 years travelling across the US interviewing thousands of adults and children for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, whose results provided evidence for the negative health effects of second-hand smoke. 

Dianna has a PhD in behavioral sciences with a minor in epidemiology from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health and a master’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University.