Dianna D. Carroll, PhD, MS
Senior Health Scientist, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Dianna Carroll, PhD, MS, is an epidemiologist with CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is team lead for the Disability Research and Epidemiology Team whose focus is surveillance and research of health risks and behaviors among adults with disabilities. Her team also manages Disability and Heath Data System (DHDS), a web-based data tool providing state-level data on the health of adults with disabilities. Her current work focuses primarily on physical activity among adults with disabilities.
Dr. Carroll received her doctoral degree from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center School of Public Health. She first joined CDC in 2006 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and worked in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity until joining the Division of Human Development and Disability in 2012. Prior to joining CDC, she spent over a decade working in health services research and mental health research at the VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.