BA Trinity College, Hartford, CT 1980
MSW Boston University School of Social Work, 1982
PHD Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2015
Current Faculty Appointments
Carol Curtin, PhD serves as the Associate Director of the UMMS Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center in addition to her roles as Director of the Shriver Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs. She is also Co-Director of the MCHB-funded Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN). She is a Professor in the UMMS Departments of Family Medicine & Community Health and Psychiatry at the Medical School, and a faculty member of the UMMS Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Curtin also maintains faculty appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and at the Moakley Center for Public Management at Suffolk University.
Research and Professional Interests
Dr. Curtin has over 35 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities/psychiatric disorders and their families in a variety of settings and using a variety of clinical modalities. She has extensive management and leadership experience, having directed programs in clinical, academic, and research settings. Her research is focused on health promotion with an emphasis on identifying unique modifiable risk factors for obesity in populations of children and adults with disabilities and devising targeted and tailored interventions to meet their needs. She has served as a PI or Co-Investigator on private and federally-funded projects that have included epidemiological studies on the prevalence of obesity in disabled populations, weight loss and physical activity interventions for adolescents with ID and autism, and observational studies on physical activity, dietary patterns, and/or obesity in children with a varied developmental disabilities.