Paul J. Carson, MD, FACP

Emeritus Professor of Practice
640L Aldevron Tower


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


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

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

  • Vaccination practice and policy
  • Hospital epidemiology
  • Drug-resistant micro-organisms
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • West Nile virus infection


Director, Center for Immunization Research and Education (CIRE)
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

NDSU Faculty Lectureship Award - 2022
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 


PH 735: Principles of Infectious Diseases I
PH 736: Principles of Infectious Diseases II

Selected Publications

  • Liton Chandra Deb, Brenda M McGrath, Levi Schlosser, Austin Hewitt, Connor Schweitzer, Jeff Rotar, Nathan D Leedahl, Ross Crosby, Paul Carson.  Antibiotic Prescribing Practices for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections Among Primary Care Providers: A Descriptive Study.  Open Forum Infectious Diseases 9 (7), Jun, 2022.
  • Skoy L, Dybsand L, Hall K, Carson PJ.  Assessment of a virtual educational program on healthcare professional students’ vaccine knowledge, attitudes, and confidence managing patient hesitancy.  Education in Health Professions, 5:1, pgs 13-19, May, 2022.
  • Johnson A, Vincent B, Carson PJ, Skoy E.  Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Among North Dakota Community Pharmacy Personnel: A Seroprevalence Survey. J Am Pharmacists Association, 61 (3), e127-e132, 2021.
  • Enzmann MO, Pagels CM, Perry EJ, Jones J, Carson PJ.  A pharmacist-led intervention to decrease anaerobic coverage for hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.  Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 7, Issue Supplement_1, October 2020, Pages S44–S45,
  • McGovern TW, Flood AT, Carson PJ.  COVID-19 policy making in a country divided:  Catholic social teaching as a path to unity.  The Linacre Quarterly, Aug 2020, 87(4):407-24.
  • Skoy L, Kelsch M, Hall K, Choi BJ, Carson PJ.  Increasing Adult Immunization Rates in a Rural State through Targeted Pharmacist Education.  J of Am Pharmacists Assoc, May 21, 2020. 
  • Dybsand L, Hall KJ, Ulven JC, Carson PJ.  Improving provider confidence in addressing the vaccine-hesitant parent:  A pilot project of two contrasting communication strategies.  Clinical Pediatrics, Jan 2020;59(1):87-91. 
  • Gnann JW, Agrawal A, Hart J, Buitrage M, Carson P, et al.  Lack of efficacy of high dose West Nile Virus immunoglobulin (Omr-IgG-am) in patients with WNV central nervous system disease.  Emerg Infect Dis, 25:11, 2064-2073, Nov 2019.
  • Dybsand LL, Hall KJ, Carson PJ.  Immunization attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of healthcare professional students at two Midwestern universities in the United States.  BMC Medical Education,  2019 Jul 2;19(1):242. 
  • Johnk SR, Grindeland CJ, Leedahl DD, Carson PJ, Leedahl ND.  Impact of a multicenter stewardship-targeted carbapenem justification requirement on the use of carbapenems in 23 hospitals.  J of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, February 2019, 2:53-57.
  • Hall KJ, Howell MA, Jansen RJ, Carson PJ.  Enforcement associated with higher school-reported immunization rates.  Am J Prev Med. December 2017, 53(6);892-897.  doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2017.08.010
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