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Paul J. Carson, MD, FACP

Professor, Master of Public Health Program
206F Research 2  


Bachelor of Arts, Natural Science, 1982 
St. John’s University

Doctor of Medicine, 1986
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Internal Medicine Residency, 1986-1990
University of Nebraska

Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, 1991-1993
University of Minnesota

Clinical Site

Sanford Health


Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases through the American Board of Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

Hospital epidemiology
Drug-resistant micro-organisms
Antimicrobial stewardship
West Nile virus infection


Faculty member, Master of Public Health Program, infectious disease track
Advisor and practicum mentor, infectious disease track MPH students 

Professional Memberships

Infectious Disease Society of America
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
American College of Physicians
Catholic Medical Association

Awards and Honors

Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society
UND Transitional Year resident’s “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” - 1997
Best Doctors in America 

Selected Publications

Carson PJ, Nichol KL, O’Brien J, Hilo P, Janoff EN.  Immune function and vaccine responses in healthy advanced elderly patients.  Arch Intern Med 2000; 160(13):2017-24.

Carson PJ, Steidler T, Patron R, Tate JM, Tight R, Smego RA.  Plasma cell pleocytosis in cerebrospinal fluid in patients with West Nile Virus encephalitis.  Clin Infect Dis Jul 2003; Vol 37

Carson PJ, Borchardt SM, Custer B, et al.  Neuroinvasive disease and West Nile virus infection, North Dakota, USA, 1999-2008. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Vol. 18, No. 4, April 2012

Petersen LR, Carson PJ, Biggerstaff BJ, Custer B, Borchardt SM, Busch MP.  Estimated cumulative incidence of West Nile virus infection in US adults, 1999-2010. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 May 28:1-5. 

Nowak M, Nelson RN, Breidenbach J, Thompson P, Carson PJ.  Clinical and economic outcomes of a prospective antimicrobial stewardship program.  American J Health-Syst Pharm.  Vol 69, Sep 1, 2012.

Fowler VG, Allen KB, Moreira ED, et al. (acknowledgements:  Paul Carson et al., members of V710 Protocol 003 Principal Investigator Group).  Effect of an investigational vaccine for preventing Staphylococcus aureus infections after cardiothoracic surgery – A randomized trial.  JAMA.  2013; 309 (13): 1368-1378.

Carson PJ, Prince HE, Biggerstaff BJ, Lanciotti R, Tobler L, Busch M.  Characteristics of antibody responses in West Nile virus seropositive blood donors.  J Clin Micro.  Oct, 2013.  Epub ahead of print.

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