Throughout medical school and residency, Carolyn Curry was always interested in women's health and gynecology. After being exposed to adolescent medicine in residency, she felt that was where her true passion lay. She feels like the impact you can make at that stage in life can meaningfully change the trajectory of the adolescent's life for the better. It's a crucial stage to discover your sexuality and behaviors, develop healthy habits and take over management of chronic medical conditions as you transition to adulthood.
Dr. Curry grew up in Bloomington, IL. She majored in biochemistry during undergraduate, graduating from Illinois State University. She went on to medical school at Southern Illinois University and completed an internal-medicine and pediatrics residency at Indiana University. Current hobbies and "fun" activities Carolyn enjoys are cross-stitching, playing with her three big fluffy dogs, reading, and working on learning Spanish. She was able to work on a research project with Dr. Mary Ott during residency that explored protective and risk factors for early sexual initiation. This project resulted in an abstract and was chosen for platform presentation at IU's Pediatric Scholars Day. Current research interests are in contraception, sexual education and health, and eating disorders.
Dr. Curry appreciates the wide breadth and depth of opportunities that IU's Adolescent Department can provide in fellowship. She appreciates the chance to get a Master's degree, do an Ethics fellowship, the ample research projects available and more that this program provides. Last but not least, the warm and inviting faculty were a big plus to the program. She looks forward to spending the next three years here learning and growing.