Carmen Dickinson-Copeland, Ph.D., M.S.C.R.

Carmen Dickinson-Copeland, Ph.D., M.S.C.R. 


Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology

KL2 Scholar

Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance
Location: Research Wing


Satcher Health Policy Leadership Institute
Fellowship: Postdoctoral 

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Research
Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Research

Western Michigan University
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science


Research Interests

Current research focuses on the identification of molecular biomarkers, and socioeconomic and environmental risk factors associated with lead exposure and toxicity among children living in rural and urban settings.


  1. Wilson N, Driss A, Solomon W, Dickinson-Copeland C, Salifu H, Jain V, Singh N, Stiles J. CXCL10 gene promoter polymorphism -1447A>G correlates with plasma CXCL10 levels and is associated with male susceptibility to cerebral malaria. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e81329. PMCID: PMC3857834.
  2. Dickinson-Copeland CM, Wilson NO, Liu M, Driss A, Salifu H, Adjei AA, Wilson M, Gyan B, Oduro D, Badu K, Botchway F, Anderson W, Bond V, Bacanamwo M, Singh S, Stiles JK. Correction: Heme-Mediated Induction of CXCL10 and Depletion of CD34+ Progenitor Cells Is Toll-Like Receptor 4 Dependent. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0147460. PMCID: PMC4713153.
  3. Liu M, Dickinson-Copeland C, Hassana S, Stiles JK. Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes (pRBC) induce endothelial cell apoptosis via a heme-mediated signaling pathway. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016;10:1009-18. PMCID: PMC4780719.
  4. Salifu H, Wilson NO, Liu M, Dickinson-Copeland C, Yatich N, Keenan J, Turpin C, Jolly P, Gyasi R, Adjei AA, Stiles JK. Iron Supplementation Alters Heme and Heme Oxygenase 1 (HO-1) Levels In Pregnant Women in Ghana. SOJ Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016;4(3) PMCID: PMC5258109.
  5. Iqbal SA, Botchway F, Badu K, Wilson NO, Dei-Adomakoh Y, Dickinson-Copeland CM, Chinbuah H, Adjei AA, Wilson M, Stiles JK, Driss A. Hematological Differences among Malaria Patients in Rural and Urban Ghana. J Trop Pediatr. 2016 Dec;62(6):477-486. PubMed PMID: 27318111; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5141942.
  6. Dickinson-Copeland C, Weber SB. Rethinking the Black Panther Party Can Help Us Rethink Our Strategies in Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2017 May;107(5):e1. PubMed PMID: 28398800.

Honors and Awards

2013 - Robert D. Watkins Graduate Fellowship, American Society for Microbiology
2015 - Young Investigator Award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 
2016 - Outstanding Graduate Student in the Biomedical Sciences
2016 - Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Awardee, UJMT - UNC-CH, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tulane University
2018 - Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance KL2 Scholar, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine