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Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD 

Professor; Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program 


Biography:

Dr. DiGuiseppi directs the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and is the Deputy Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center.  Before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver in 2000, she was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Child Health, University College London.  Prior to that, she served as a senior health policy analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and as project director and science advisor for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services in the US DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. DiGuiseppi has served on a variety of federal and state advisory committees and currently serves on the editorial board of the Cochrane Injuries Review Group.  She is the Principal Investigator for training grants from the American Cancer Society and from the Health Resources and Services Adminstration to enhance the education of preventive medicine residents at UC Denver.

Research Interests:
  • Injury Epidemiology & Prevention
  • Epidemiology of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Systematic Review Methods
Courses Taught:
  • EPID 6637: Injury Epidemiology and Control 
  • EPID 6646: Introduction to Systematic Reviews
Current Research Projects:
  • CDC: Evaluating Population-Based Approaches to Suicide Prevention through Systematic Reviews (2009-12, Principal Investigator): systematically review evidence regarding selected population-based approaches to suicide prevention.
  • CDC:  Marketing Fall Prevention Classes to Older Adults in Faith-Based Congregations: Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (2007-12, Principal Investigator): evaluate the effect of a social marketing program implemented in churches on participation by older adults in balance exercise classes for fall prevention.
  • CDC: Colorado Center of Excellence for Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Epidemiology: SEEDII (2011-2016, Principal Investigator): Multi-center case-control study of characteristics of and risk factors for autism spectrum disorders.

In addition, Dr. DiGuiseppi is a co-investigator on the National Children's Study (PI: Dana Dabelea) and, through contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (PI: Lisa Miller), participates in data analysis and interpretation for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network and the Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet).

Education:
  • University of Virginia, MD
  • University of Washington, Pediatric and Preventive Medicine Residencies
  • University of Washington, MPH
  • University College London, PhD, Epidemiology
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