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Yasmin Carter PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North S7-119
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine

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    University of Bristol, Bristol, , United KingdomBAArchaeology
    University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CanadaMAAnthropology
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CanadaPHDAnatomy & Cell Biology

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    Yasmin Carter Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Translational Anatomy at the UMass Chan Medical School. She is the Director of Impact and Scholarship for the three-school initiative Diversity, Representation, and Inclusion for Value in Education (DRIVE). Her role in curriculum leadership at the T.H. Chan School of Medicine includes Vista Longitudinal Focus Topic (LFT) Integration Director and Director of the Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (HEDI) LFT.

    Educated in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada, her multinational experience gives her a unique view to address and lead talented teams relating to these curricular topics which have been historically under-represented in undergraduate medical education. She has found cross-cultural thinking can lead to exceptional ideas and improve team performance.

    Dr. Carter serves as a core anatomy faculty member, instructing medical students in the T.H. Chan School of Medicine.  Her interests focus on using anatomy as a keystone for teaching LGBTQ+ healthcare content and best practices to medical students and professionals.  With a mission to advance health equity for gender and sexual minorities, Dr. Carter created a module introducing the basic concepts of sex and gender into the anatomical curriculum which was implemented at UMass Chan and shared internationally. Dr. Carter has set an educational trajectory for learners that has direct outcomes for patient care. Additionally, Dr. Carter has developed the “female first” model of anatomical education now used at Umass Chan and in medical education texts.  

    Dr. Carter’s research interests investigate the use of technology to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum. Including developing AI-natural language processing automated analyses of learner feedback to elucidate the currently underreported patterns in the data in order to support faculty development and improve real-life patient outcomes.

    Her role as longitudinal focus topic integration Director incorporates her expertise as an educator, scientist, and innovator.

    In addition to her full-time appointment at UMMS, Dr. Carter is an anatomical and diversity consultant and course author for the Apple Design Award-winning app “Complete Anatomy” by 3D4medical. Dr. Carter writes and conducts research in the fields of bone biology and human osteology.

    In addition to many service contributions at UMMS, Dr. Carter is also involved on the national level with multiple professional organizations including the American College of Radiologists (ACR) Work Group on Gender Diversity and the American Association of Anatomy. She is a member of the Elsevier Advisory Board on 3D Anatomy and has given numerous international talks and webinars on diversity, health equity, and inclusion.

    Find her on twitter at @DrYasminCarter


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    Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014–2015 Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Focal Project: “Incorporating Clinical Imaging into the Undergraduate Curriculum”

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    1. Carter Y, Bennett DJ, Molla V, Wink AE, Collins AJ, Giannaris EL. A case of distal limb arterial tortuosity and dilation: observations and potential clinical significance. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2022; 81(3):791-797. PMID: 34060644.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Carter, Y. The FASEB Journal. Incorporating LGBTQ+ Inclusivity and Gender-Neutral Considerations into Medical School Anatomical Education: First Steps. 2020; S1(34):1-1.
    3. Mullan, H.E. and Carter, Y. The FASEB Journal. Creating a 3D Printed Model of the Female Perineum to Supplement Traditional Cadaveric Education. 2020; S1(34):1-1.
    4. Carter, Y. The FASEB Journal. Trouble with Terminology: Confounding of The Terms “Sex” And “Gender” In the Anatomical Literature. 2019; S1(33):438-3.
    5. Burbridge B, Burbridge C, Costa J, Carter Y. ODIN: Adaptation of an HTML 5-Compatible DICOM Viewer for MIRC-TFS, Enhancing the Incorporation of Clinical Images into the Health Science Curriculum. Med Sci Educ. 2019 Mar; 29(1):11-17. PMID: 34457441.
    6. Ashique, A.M., Hart, L.S., Thomas, C.D.L., Clement, J.G., Pivonka, P., Carter, Y., Mousseau, D.D. and Cooper, D.M.L., . Lacunar-canalicular network in femoral cortical bone is reduced in aged women and is predominantly due to a loss of canalicular porosity. Bone reports. 2017; 7:9-16.
    7. Carter Y. The role of civility in trying times. Anatomy Now. 2017. View Publication.
    8. Maggiano IS, Maggiano CM, Clement JG, Thomas CD, Carter Y, Cooper DM. Three-dimensional reconstruction of Haversian systems in human cortical bone using synchrotron radiation-based micro-CT: morphology and quantification of branching and transverse connections across age. J Anat. 2016 May; 228(5):719-32. PMID: 26749084.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Carter Y, McKenzie A, Costa J, Burbridge B. . Adaptation of an internet-based DICOM viewer for use with the Medical Imaging Resource Center–Teaching File System (MIRC-TFS). The FASEB Journal. 2015; 1_Suppleme(29):692-7.
    10. Carter Y, Suchorab JL, Thomas CD, Clement JG, Cooper DM. Normal variation in cortical osteocyte lacunar parameters in healthy young males. J Anat. 2014 Sep; 225(3):328-36. PMID: 25040136.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. Carter Y, Thomas CDL, Clement JG, Cooper DML. Femoral osteocyte lacunar density, volume and morphology in women across the lifespan. J Struct Biol. 2013 Sep; 183(3):519-526. PMID: 23872433.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Zhu Z, Wahid K, Babyn P, Cooper D, Pratt I, Carter Y. Improved compressed sensing-based algorithm for sparse-view CT image reconstruction. Comput Math Methods Med. 2013; 2013:185750. PMID: 23606898.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    13. Swanston T, Carter Y, Hopkins C, Walker EG, Cooper DM. . Developmental Fusion of the Malleus and Incus in a Late 19th-Century Case of Aural Atresia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 2013; 5(23):612-7.
    14. Carter Y, Thomas CD, Clement JG, Peele AG, Hannah K, Cooper DM. Variation in osteocyte lacunar morphology and density in the human femur--a synchrotron radiation micro-CT study. Bone. 2013 Jan; 52(1):126-32. PMID: 22995461.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    15. Cooper DM, Chapman LD, Carter Y, Wu Y, Panahifar A, Britz HM, Bewer B, Zhouping W, Duke MJ, Doschak M. Three dimensional mapping of strontium in bone by dual energy K-edge subtraction imaging. Phys Med Biol. 2012 Sep 21; 57(18):5777-86. PMID: 22948244.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Britz HM, Carter Y, Jokihaara J, Lepp?nen OV, J?rvinen TL, Belev G, Cooper DM. Prolonged unloading in growing rats reduces cortical osteocyte lacunar density and volume in the distal tibia. Bone. 2012 Nov; 51(5):913-9. PMID: 23046687.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Carter Y. Through a Glass, Darkly: Clouded Perceptions of Feminist and Gender Archaeology. Journal of the University of Manitoba Anthropology Students' Association. 2010; 28(10).
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