The health and wellbeing of children are at the center of Dr. Carla Pohl’s research. As the current program director of America’s Promise Schools Project, Dr. Pohl is leading research and evidence-based practice projects in mental/emotional health, oral health and breastfeeding.
In 2017, Illinois State University recognized Dr. Pohl’s scholarly accomplishments by awarding her the Research Initiative Award. Since her appointment in 2012, Dr. Pohl has published or presented twelve peer-reviewed products in journals and international/national conferences. Her work has been consistently funded and she shows no sign of slowing down. Just as important, she shares her experience and expertise through mentoring of students and colleagues. In particular, her work with graduate students has led to coauthored publications and presentations. Dr. Pohl exemplifies the teacher-scholar model that we so value at Illinois State University.