Kecia N. Carroll, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
M.P.H., Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.A., Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Office Address
313 Oxford House
Nashville, TN 37232-4313
Research Keywords
Investigates modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for respiratory disease (bronchiolitis and asthma) in children
Miller EK, Williams JV, Gebretsadik T, Carroll KN, Dupont WD, Mohamed YA, Morin LL, Heil L, Minton PA, Woodward K, Liu Z, Hartert TV. Host and viral factors associated with severity of human rhinovirus-associated infant respiratory tract illness. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 127(4): 883-91. PMID: 21269669, PMCID: PMC3070861, PII: S0091-6749(10)01863-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.11.041, ISSN: 1097-6825.

Larkin EK, Gebretsadik T, Koestner N, Newman MS, Liu Z, Carroll KN, Minton P, Woodward K, Hartert TV. Agreement of blood spot card measurements of vitamin D levels with serum, whole blood specimen types and a dietary recall instrument. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6(1): e16602. PMID: 21304997, PMCID: PMC3031596, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016602, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Hartert TV, Carroll K, Gebretsadik T, Woodward K, Minton P, . The Tennessee Children's Respiratory Initiative: Objectives, design and recruitment results of a prospective cohort study investigating infant viral respiratory illness and the development of asthma and allergic diseases. Respirology [print-electronic]. 2010 May; 15(4): 691-9. PMID: 20409023, PMCID: PMC2992986, PII: RES1743, DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2010.01743.x, ISSN: 1440-1843.

Carroll KN, Wu P, Gebretsadik T, Griffin MR, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Hartert TV. The severity-dependent relationship of infant bronchiolitis on the risk and morbidity of early childhood asthma. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2009 May; 123(5): 1055-61, 1061.e1. PMID: 19361850, PMCID: PMC2703291, PII: S0091-6749(09)00344-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2009.02.021, ISSN: 1097-6825.

Wu P, Dupont WD, Griffin MR, Carroll KN, Mitchel EF, Gebretsadik T, Hartert TV. Evidence of a causal role of winter virus infection during infancy in early childhood asthma. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med [print-electronic]. 2008 Dec 12/1/2008; 178(11): 1123-9. PMID: 18776151, PMCID: PMC2588491, PII: 200804-579OC, DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200804-579OC, ISSN: 1535-4970.

Carroll KN, Arbogast PG, Dudley JA, Cooper WO. Increase in incidence of medically treated thyroid disease in children with Down Syndrome after rerelease of American Academy of Pediatrics Health Supervision guidelines. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2008 Aug; 122(2): e493-8. PMID: 18606626, PMCID: PMC2666985, PII: peds.2007-3252, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-3252, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Carroll KN, Hartert TV. The impact of respiratory viral infection on wheezing illnesses and asthma exacerbations. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 28(3): 539-61, viii. PMID: 18572106, PMCID: PMC2504766, PII: S0889-8561(08)00031-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.iac.2008.03.001, ISSN: 0889-8561.

Carroll KN, Gebretsadik T, Griffin MR, Wu P, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Enriquez R, Hartert TV. Increasing burden and risk factors for bronchiolitis-related medical visits in infants enrolled in a state health care insurance plan. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul; 122(1): 58-64. PMID: 18595987, PMCID: PMC2655142, PII: 122/1/58, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-2087, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Warren MD, Pont SJ, Barkin SL, Callahan ST, Caples TL, Carroll KN, Plemmons GS, Swan RR, Cooper WO. The effect of honey on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for children and their parents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Dec; 161(12): 1149-53. PMID: 18056559, PII: 161/12/1149, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.161.12.1149, ISSN: 1538-3628.

Enriquez R, Griffin MR, Carroll KN, Wu P, Cooper WO, Gebretsadik T, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Hartert TV. Effect of maternal asthma and asthma control on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol [print-electronic]. 2007 Sep; 120(3): 625-30. PMID: 17658591, PII: S0091-6749(07)01039-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2007.05.044, ISSN: 0091-6749.

Carroll KN, Gebretsadik T, Griffin MR, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Wu P, Enriquez R, Hartert TV. Maternal asthma and maternal smoking are associated with increased risk of bronchiolitis during infancy. Pediatrics. 2007 Jun; 119(6): 1104-12. PMID: 17545377, PII: 119/6/1104, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-2837, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Enriquez R, Wu P, Griffin MR, Gebretsadik T, Shintani A, Mitchel E, Carroll KN, Hartert TV. Cessation of asthma medication in early pregnancy. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol [print-electronic]. 2006 Jul; 195(1): 149-53. PMID: 16631099, PII: S0002-9378(06)00105-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.01.065, ISSN: 1097-6868.

Carroll KN, Cooper WO, Blackford JU, Hickson GB. Characteristics of families that complain following pediatric emergency visits. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Nov; 5(6): 326-31. PMID: 16302833, PII: A04-187R1, DOI: 10.1367/A04-187R1.1, ISSN: 1530-1567.

Carroll KN, Griffin MR, Gebretsadik T, Shintani A, Mitchel E, Hartert TV. Racial differences in asthma morbidity during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul; 106(1): 66-72. PMID: 15994619, PII: 106/1/66, DOI: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000164471.87157.4c, ISSN: 0029-7844.

Wright PF, Ikizler MR, Gonzales RA, Carroll KN, Johnson JE, Werkhaven JA. Growth of respiratory syncytial virus in primary epithelial cells from the human respiratory tract. J. Virol. 2005 Jul; 79(13): 8651-4. PMID: 15956607, PMCID: PMC1143745, PII: 79/13/8651, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.79.13.8651-8654.2005, ISSN: 0022-538X.

Bowen ME, Poehling KA, Gunn VL, Carroll KN, Callahan ST, Arbogast PG, Cooper WO. Does the use of oxycodone affect diagnostic accuracy in children with acute abdominal pain?. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Apr; 159(4): 326-8. PMID: 15809383, PII: 159/4/326, DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.159.4.326, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Endo Y, Carroll KN, Ikizler MR, Wright PF. Growth of influenza A virus in primary, differentiated epithelial cells derived from adenoids. J. Virol. 1996 Mar; 70(3): 2055-8. PMID: 8627736, PMCID: PMC190039, ISSN: 0022-538X.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 4/20/2011
Carroll, PI
Our research group is conducting retrospective and prospective cohort studies to investigate the association of maternal folate status during pregnancy and early childhood wheezing and asthma outcomes. Our cohorts include racially and socio-economically diverse mother-child dyads enrolled in a retrospective cohort of over 80,000 dyads and a large prospective cohort. Data will be collected and examined to investigate the association of maternal folate levels and supplementation during pregnancy and early child wheezing, asthma, and atopic disease outcomes.
Candiates will have experience working with retrospective (using administrative data) and/or prospective cohort investigations. The fellow will be trained in cohort investigations with vulnerable populations. PhD in epidemiology, immunology, or genetics with translational or patient-oriented research experience is desired.

Would start July 1, 2011 contingent on grant funding.