David Joel Carlson, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Radiological Physics

Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Faculty Research

Office of Student Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

PhD Purdue University (2006)
BA Middlebury College, Physics (2002)
Resident Stanford University
Intern Medical College of Wisconsin

Honors & Recognition

  • Outstanding Young Alumni AwardPurdue University School of Health Sciences (2014)

  • Honored as an “Outstanding Reviewer” of 2012International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (2012)

  • Editor’s AwardRadiation Research Society (2009)

  • Certified in Therapeutic Radiologic PhysicsAmerican Board of Radiology (ABR) (2009)

  • Scholar-in-Training Travel AwardRadiation Research Society (2007)

  • Scholar-in-Training Travel AwardRadiation Research Society (2006)

  • Ross FellowshipPurdue University (2003)

  • Graduate Student Travel AwardPurdue University (2003)

Professional Service

  • Associate Senior Editor, Editorial Board International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics (2016)

  • Board of Directors, Member American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2015 - 2017)

  • Chapter Representative Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2015 - 2017)

  • Member Theraputic Radiology Departmental Thesis Committee (2014 - 2016)

  • Member Clinical Competence Committee for the Therapeutic Radiology Residency Program (2013 - 2016)

  • Member, Science Education and Program Development Committee American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2013 - 2016)

  • Member, Task Group No. 256 on Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2013 - 2016)

  • Peer Reviewer, 55th-58th Annual Meetings American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2013 - 2016)

  • Scientific Reviewer, Lung Cancer Research Program Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (2013 - 2013)

  • Member, Program Committee Medical Physics Residency Training Program (2012 - 2015)

  • Member, International Educational Activities Committee American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2012 - 2014)

  • Member, International Affairs Committee American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2011 - 2014)

  • President-elect, President, Past-president Connecticut Area Medical Physics Society chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2011 - 2013)

  • Peer Reviewer, 51st-56th Annual Meetings American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2009 - 2014)

  • Vice-chair and Member, African Affairs Subcommittee American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2007 - 2015)

  • President-Elect, President, and Past-President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2007 - 2009)

  • Peer Reviewer International Journal of Radiation Biology

  • Guest Associate Editor Medical Physics

  • Peer Reviewer Medical Physics

  • Peer Reviewer International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics

  • Peer Reviewer Radiation Research

  • Peer Reviewer Physics in Medicine and Biology

  • Peer Reviewer British Journal of Radiology

  • Member American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

  • Member American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

  • Member Radiation Research Society (RRS)

  • Member Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center (YCCC)

International Activity

  • Visiting Faculty Seoul, South Korea (2016)

    Invited to speak and collaborate with faculty in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Invited Speaker Kyoto, Japan (2015)

    Invited to speak in an international symposium at the International Congress of Radiation Research (ICRR 2015) in Kyoto, Japan

  • Visiting Fellow Heidelberg, Germany (2011)

    Participated in the Foreign Scientist Program in the Division of Medical Physics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

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Contact Info

David Joel Carlson, PhD, DABR
Office Location
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale - New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste LL 523

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Medicine
PO Box 208040

New Haven, CT 06520-8040

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