David Joel Carlson PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Radiological Physics

Research Interests

Biological optimization of radiation therapy; Tumor hypoxia and reoxygenation effects; Proton and heavy ion radiotherapy; Functional imaging; DNA damage and repair; Motion management; 4D imaging and treatment strategies; Prostate cancer; Lung cancer more...


  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2002
  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Kelada OJ, Carlson DJ. Molecular imaging of tumor hypoxia with positron emission tomography. Radiat. Res. 181: 335-349 (2014).
  • Brown JM, Carlson DJ, Brenner DJ. The tumor radiobiology of SRS and SBRT: are more than the 5 R’s involved? Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 88: 254–262 (2014).
  • Brenner DJ, Carlson DJ. Radiobiological Principles Underlying Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. In Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, 2nd edition, eds. Chin LS and Regine WF, Springer, In Press (2013).



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