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Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD 

Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor, and Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program


Dr. DiGuiseppi directs the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Colorado School of Public Health.  She also serves as Director of Evidence-Based Medicine in the School of Medicine.  Before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado 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 (AHRQ) 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 boards of Injury Prevention, Injury Epidemiology, and 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 Administration (HRSA) to enhance the education of preventive medicine residents at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.​

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
  • EPID 6633: Clinical Preventive Services: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Practice
Current Research Projects:
  • CDC: Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE): Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) 3 (2016-2021, Co-Principal Investigator): Multi-center case-control study of characteristics of and risk factors for autism spectrum disorders.
  • HRSA: Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA) (2014-2018) (Principal Investigator): Randomized trial of the effect of patient navigation on screening and linkage to early intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
  • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: Longitudinal Research On Aging Drivers (LongROAD) (2014-2018) (Site Co-Principal Investigator): Multi-center cohort study of the characteristics, mechanisms, determinants, and consequences of driving in older adults.
In addition, Dr. DiGuiseppi 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).
  • 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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