Rochester, Minn




The collaborative research interests of Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D., are in the areas of diabetes, radiology, health care delivery and translational science. He actively researches new approaches to the design and analysis of research studies from a statistical perspective.

Dr. Carter and colleagues are working on the development of an artificial pancreas. This research is striving to determine if an automated piece of equipment can monitor changes in activity levels, food intake and blood glucose levels to deliver the correct amount of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes.

Focus areas

  • Diagnostic accuracy of imaging devices
  • Computerized tomography dose reduction
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Health care delivery
  • Statistical methodology research

Significance to patient care

Through collaboration with Mayo Clinic's Department of Radiology, Dr. Carter is helping test novel imaging approaches that will produce high-quality images while minimizing exposure to risks, such as radiation exposure. In addition, Dr. Carter works with interventional radiologists in testing if image-guided therapies are safe and effective for the treatment of patients.

Professional highlights

  • Statistics editor, European Heart Journal, 2013-present
  • President-elect, Association for Clinical and Translational Statisticians, 2016-2017


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Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Biostatistics


  1. Ph.D. - Biostatistics Medical University of South Carolina
  2. BS - Mathematics Winthrop University

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