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Leslie Carroll

Center for Community Health
Tulsa Health Department
MPH 2012; Ph.D., Health Promotion Sciences, 2020

Leslie Carroll, Ph.D., MPH

Leslie Carroll, Ph.D., MPH, is the Director for the Center for Community Health at Tulsa City-County Health Department. This position is the result of a first-time collaboration from the largest hospital in Oklahoma with the goal to reduce inappropriate Emergency Room visits and avoidable readmissions through Community Health Worker care coordination services. Much of her career has been in community research. She was the Project Coordinator for NIH-funded Tribal Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environment study at Oklahoma University in Tulsa. This study assessed the food and physical activity environments in two tribal nations in Oklahoma. Prior to joining OU-Tulsa, she was the Project Coordinator at the University of Tulsa where she led the Oklahoma site for an NIH-funded Infant Development Environment and Lifestyle study. This longitudinal study examined the developmental and cognitive effects of methamphetamine exposure in utero. Ms. Carroll has over 11 years of experience in research and 7 years in community organizing. She earned her BS in Psychology at Texas Christian University, a master's and doctoral degree in the Health Promotion Sciences Department at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.