Carlton is the Program Director for various cancer screening projects at UT Health Science Center at Tyler. He is also the Co-PI for the Expanding Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screenings Throughout East Texas Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas grant. During Allen’s tenure, he has helped grow this CRC screening grant from serving 7 East Texas counties to currently serving 32, a geographic area larger than the size of West Virginia. During his time working on this program his initiatives have helped to provide over 6,500 screenings to underserved individuals.
Mr. Allen has also had the opportunity to assist in developing numerous publications, to present information, regarding multiple concepts from patient navigation to quality improvement, across the state of Texas and the nation.
Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions from Grand Valley State University (MI) and a Master of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Texas at Tyler. He currently holds a Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) credentialing and has his Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certificate. He is the Healthcare council chair for the East Texas Human Needs Network, a local non-profit, and currently is a member of their board. He is also a member of American Cancer Society (ACS) Volunteer Leadership Council of Smith County, currently servicing as the vice-president.
Mr. Allen has recently joined the Susan G. Komen Greater Central & East Texas Junior Executive Board as a member and is the board chair for the Northeast Texas Community Health Worker Coalition.