Olivia Denise Carter – Pokras

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Public Health
Smoking Cessation
Secondary Areas of Expertise:
Minority Health
Population Speciality:
Latinos
Secondary Speciality:
Minority Groups
Since 2006, Ms. Olivia Carter-Pokras has been working for the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health as an associate professor.  She has dedicated numerous years to the study of minority health with an emphasis on Latino health. Ms. Carter-Pokras is currently a committee advisor for the National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN). The networks sole purpose is to make information regarding tobacco control available to the public, especially to the Latino community. In addition to working for the NLTCN, Ms. Carter-Pokras is working on a project with Laura MacPherson called Novel Behavioral Activation Intervention for Smoking Cessation. This study is in the second stage of research and focuses on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatment for individuals with a history of major depressive disorder (MDD) in standard cessation treatment. The study is intended to end in June 2014.In 1982, Olivia received her M.H.S from John Hopkins University with an emphasis in Biostatistics. She continued her education and in 1994, she obtained her PhD. in Epidemiology from John Hopkins University.
Contact Information:
Olivia Carter-Pokras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Maryland College Park
School of Public Health
Tel: 301-405-8037
Fax: 301-314-9366
Email: opokras@umd.edu
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