PMCH - Human Nutrition
Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, SHP
B.A. Microbiology, Indiana University
Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Nebraska
Dr. Richard Carroll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Dr. Carroll received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska and did Postdoctoral work in the Specialized Center of Research in Atherosclerosis at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Following his postdoctoral work he accepted a position in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Human Nutrition at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Carroll’s interest is in nutrition and metabolism as it relates to heart disease and diabetes. His past research addresses the role of apolipoprotein E as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, the effects of low calorie diets on plasma glucose regulation in Type II Diabetes, and the effects of zinc supplementation on plasma insulin levels in elementary school children. He teaches in the Biochemistry, Human Nutrition and Research Design Courses in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and is a lecturer in the Molecules, Cells and Tissues; Gastrointestinal Nutrition; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary courses in the School of Medicine. In addition he acts as a Problem-based Learning facilitator in the Gross Anatomy Radiology, Molecules Cells and Tissues, Pathobiology, Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal Nutrition, Endocrine and Human Reproduction, Dermatology Hematology and Musculoskeletal, and Great Syndromes courses in the School of Medicine. He sits on the School of Medicine Admissions, School of Medicine Academic Progress, and School of Medicine Elective Review committees.