Jennifer K. Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.

Jennifer K. Carroll, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Family Medicine Research Programs
1381 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

Office: (585) 506-9484 x219
Fax: (585) 254-1092

Research Bio

Dr. Carroll is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She holds secondary appointments at the University of Rochester Cancer Center and Center for Community Health. Dr. Carroll is an attending physician at Brown Square Health Center, an urban community health center in Rochester, NY. Her interest is in primary care-based interventions to improve patient-clinician communication about physical activity, and in primary care-community partnerships to promote physical activity. Dr. Carroll is currently the principal investigator of a mentored career development award (K07) from the National Cancer Institute, "A Communication Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Underserved Communities."

This intervention incorporates novel electronic health records tools and community partnerships to promote communication about physical activity in primary care. She has served as principal investigator and/or co-investigator on several other NIH-funded grants examining patient-centered communication, patient navigation to eliminate disparities in cancer care, and cross-cultural communication with refugee and immigrant populations. She has authored 49 scientific publications on the topics of physical activity promotion in primary care, cross-cultural communication, and disparities in cancer care and cancer control. Dr. Carroll is the recipient of several honors and awards for innovation and/or policy implications for her research from the American Academy of Cancer Research, the European Association for Communication in Healthcare, and the New York State legislature. She is the US member of an eight-nation Early Career Research Network, which aims to foster collaboration and scholarship in health communication research among early career researchers.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Cancer Health Policy Scholars Program 2010
Scholar-In-Training Award | Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities 2009
European Association for Communication Young Investigators Research Network Award 2008
Participant, Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials for Behavioral Interventions | NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research 2006
National Institute of Health/National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparitities Loan Repayment Program 2006 - Present
American Academy of Cancer Research (AACR) "Frontiers in Cancer Prevention" Scholarship 2006
Participant, "Eating, Sleeping, and Physical Activity" | Pittsburgh Mind-Body Institute 2005
Grant Generating Project Fellow 2005
Saward Award for Excellence in Community Service and Preventive Medicine 2002
Bristol Meyers Squibb Family Medicine Research Forum Award 2000
Epidemiology and Field Research Methods | Umea University, Umea, Sweden 2000
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award 1999
Highland Hospital Residency Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women's Health 1999
Highland Hospital Residency Award for Outstanding Achievement in Women's Health 1998
New York State American Academy of Family Physicians Award: National Congress of Family Practice Residents 1996

Recent Journal Articles

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2013 Sep
Carroll JK, Fiscella K, Epstein RM, Sanders MR, Winters PC, Moorhead SA, van Osch L, Williams GC. "Physical activity counseling intervention at a federally qualified health center: improves autonomy-supportiveness, but not patients' perceived competence." Patient education and counseling. 2013 Sep; 92(3):432-6. Epub 2013 Aug 07.
2013 Aug
Russell HA, Rufus C, Fogarty CT, Fiscella K, Carroll J. "'You need a support. When you don't have that . . . chocolate looks real good'. Barriers to and facilitators of behavioural changes among participants of a Healthy Living Program." Family practice. 2013 Aug; 30(4):452-8. Epub 2013 Mar 20.
Moorhead, A.; Hazlett, D.E.; Harrison, L.; Carroll, J.K.; Hoving, C. "A new dimension of healthcare: Strengths and limitations of using social media for health communication". J Med Internet Res. 2013; .
2012 Jun
Sprod LK, Janelsins MC, Palesh OG, Carroll JK, Heckler CE, Peppone LJ, Mohile SG, Morrow GR, Mustian KM. "Health-related quality of life and biomarkers in breast cancer survivors participating in tai chi chuan." Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 2012 Jun; 6(2):146-54. Epub 2011 Dec 10.
2012 May
Purnell JQ, Peppone LJ, Alcaraz K, McQueen A, Guido JJ, Carroll JK, Shacham E, Morrow GR. "Perceived discrimination, psychological distress, and current smoking status: results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Reactions to Race module, 2004-2008." American journal of public health. 2012 May; 102(5):844-51. Epub 2012 Mar 15.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Family Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Radiation Oncology (SMD)
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health


Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine2002
MD | Medicine | University of Connecticut School Medicine1996
BA | American Studies, Psychology-Biology | Wellesley College1991

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Highland Hospital07/01/1999 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital06/26/1997 - 06/27/1999
Internship in Family Medicine at Highland Hospital06/17/1996 - 06/25/1997