Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research in Pediatric Asthma

  • Carroll, Kecia K.N (PI)
  • Carroll, Kecia (CoPI)

Project Details


The candidate is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and a clinical investigator and epidemiologist whose research investigations are thematically linked through their focus on delineating prenatal and early life determinants of asthma and lung function to inform efforts to increase protective exposures, decrease adverse exposures, and inform prevention efforts. Prenatal exposures, such as diabetes during pregnancy, have the potential to have lifelong effects on respiratory health through associated systemic inflammatory, immunologic, or oxidative stress changes that influence the developing pulmonary or immune system of the fetus. The candidate’s current patient-oriented research investigations include prenatal exposures such as maternal traumatic stress, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutritional exposures, and oxidative stress, and she proposes to expand to investigations of diabetes during pregnancy and child asthma and lung function in prospective and novel cohorts of mother-child dyads. The candidate has developed a plan to increase and strengthen her skills in both patient-oriented research and mentoring to include formal research mentor training. The candidate proposes a mentoring plan for trainees to facilitate their effective transition from junior clinical investigator to independent investigators.
Effective start/end date1/12/1930/11/23


  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: $111,694.00
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: $111,694.00
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: $111,694.00


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