Biography: Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA

Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA
  • Retired Professor of Clinical Nutrition
  • University of Texas Southern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX

Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, FAHA recently retired as a Professor of Clinical Nutrition.  For over four decades at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center she focused on nutrition education, helping students gain knowledge and skills to improve their own nutritional habits and those of their patients to prevent chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease.   She has chaired the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee and continues to serve on an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis project related to diet and heart health.  Her publications reflect her interest in nutrition in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and cancer, including analyses from an NIH-funded project to reduce cardiovascular risk of African-Americans through health promoting activities in Dallas churches.