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Aaron Carroll

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Carroll is a Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research. His research focuses on ...

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Podcast: Can we cure Alzheimer’s Disease?

In collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine, the Healthcare Triage podcast has returned. We’re starting this series off talking to Dr. Liana Apostolova about Alzheimer’s disease. What is Alzheimer’s disease? How is it treated? What’s the most promising line of research? All this and more on the Healthcare Triage podcast. The Healthcare Triage podcast is […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Aug 14, 2018

Class of 2020: Get your ERAS Residency Application Token

Hey Class of 2020! Thinking about Residency Applications yet? Having great experiences on clinical rotations and making useful contacts for Letters of Recommendation? Or having faculty offer to write you a strong, supportive letter? Not sure what to do with these? You can get an ERAS token now to have your letters uploaded into the […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Jul 20, 2018

Orphan Drugs: Developing Treatments for Rare Diseases

According to the FDA, millions of Americans are currently affected by more than 7,000 rare diseases, many of which do not have treatment options or are very costly to treat. Drugs developed specifically to treat rare diseases – called “orphan drugs” – often remain commercially undeveloped because of the limited potential for companies to profit […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Feb 28, 2018

Study Suggests Children with Sickle Cell Not at Increased Risk from Severe Malaria

When people have two genes that are associated with sickle cell, they develop the disease, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent, shape. When they have only one gene, they are usually asymptomatic. While sickle cell disease carries with it significant morbidity and mortality, being heterozygous (having one gene) has been […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Oct 18, 2017

Medicaid Expansion Associated with Fewer Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations in Some States

One of the great parts of working at IU School of Medicine is getting to interact with some of the amazing researchers at other IU schools, like the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Some of us just published a paper together, “Changes in inpatient payer-mix and hospitalizations following Medicaid expansion: Evidence from all-capture hospital […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Oct 05, 2017

IU Study Examines Cost Variations Based on Surgeon Choices

The cost of health care is on the minds of most Americans. It is often hard, though, to determine how to decrease health care spending without affecting the access to or quality of the care delivered. Many believe, however, that there is some “fat” in the system that could be trimmed. This wasteful care might […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Aug 29, 2017

Tuberculosis in Kenya: Can New Approach Help Measure Prevalence of Drug Resistance?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant issue in Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that African countries had the highest rates of tuberculosis in the world, with an average of 280 cases per 100,000 people and reaching almost 700 cases per 100,000 people in some African countries. Almost a third of all cases of TB […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Aug 22, 2017

Could Robotic Surgery Lead to Fewer Complications than Traditional Surgery?

In recent years, the ability to use robotic technology in surgery has offered the opportunity to improve care. The use of this technology—during which a surgeon controls a robot that performs the procedure, instead of performing the procedure himself or herself—can lead to improved visualization and more precision. The technology is expensive, however, and it […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Aug 14, 2017

Targeted HIV Testing Strategies May Be Key to Reaching Youths at Highest Risk of Infection

While HIV does not often get the attention that it used to in the United States, it is still an infection of serious concern, especially to youth. More than half of HIV-infected youth are not aware of whether they are infected, and therefore are not receiving the appropriate prevention or care from the health care […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Aug 10, 2017

Do Cooling Treatments Help Babies with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an injury to the brain that occurs when it is deprived of oxygen. Unfortunately, this can occur during delivery of a baby, and it can lead to epilepsy, developmental delay, and cognitive impairment. Infants who are born near or at full term who show signs of having hypoxic-ichemic encephalopathy are sometimes […]

Aaron Carroll  |  Jul 17, 2017