Dr. Joelle Carlo joined Pitt Dental Medicine from Northeastern University in Boston, where she served as an assistant teaching professor within the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Carlo earned her Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University at Buffalo (The State University of New York) with a research focus on molecular microbiology. Following graduate school, Dr. Carlo trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Developmental Biology.
In her role at Northeastern, Dr. Carlo made significant contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate curricula in the School of Pharmacy by developing innovative courses and establishing teaching laboratories. Dr. Carlo was an active member of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Student Professional Development Committee, and was the faculty advisor for the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. Dr. Carlo also held an adjunct appointment in the College of Science where she instructed and designed coursework in their biotechnology graduate program.
Dr. Carlo has extensive teaching experience in such interdisciplinary topics as microbiology, pharmaceutical sciences, and biotechnology. Her teaching interests include the creation of interactive, online learning modules that can be utilized for online/hybrid course design and the application of teaching technologies to support active learning in the classroom.