3005-Carroll, Aaron

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS

Chief Health Officer, IU

HS 2000A
Indianapolis, IN


Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., M.S. is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Chief Health Officer at Indiana University. He is also an Associate Dean for Research Mentoring and the director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an M.S. in health services from the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

Dr. Carroll’s research focuses on the study of information technology to improve pediatric care, decision analysis, and areas of health policy including cost-effectiveness of care and health care financing reform. He is the author of The Bad Food Bible and the co-author of three additional books on medical myths. In addition to having been a regular contributor to The New York Times Opinion and the Upshot for more than seven years, he has written for many other major media outlets and is co-Editor-in-Chief at The Incidental Economist, an evidence-based health policy blog. He also has a popular YouTube channel called Healthcare Triage, where he talks about health research and health policy.

Titles & Appointments

  • Chief Health Officer, IU
  • Associate Dean for Research Mentoring
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Regenstrief Foundation Professor I
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research
  • Vice Chair for Health Outcomes Research Faculty Development
  • Director of Surveillance and Mitigation
  • Education
    2003 FEL Fellow , RWJ Clinical Scholars Program
    2003 MS University of Washington
    2001 RES Pediatric Residency , University of Washington
    1998 MD University of Pennsylvania
    1994 BA Amherst College
  • Research

    Dr. Carroll's current research interests include the study of information technology to improve pediatric care, decision analysis, and areas of health policy including cost-effectiveness of care and health care financing reform.

  • Professional Organizations
    Academy of Health
    Ambulatory Pediatrics Association
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Diabetes Association
    American Medical Association
    American Medical Informatics Association
    Physicians for a National Health Program
    Society for Medical Decision Making
    Society for Pediatric Research
  • Board Certifications
    National Board of Medical Examiners
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
    American Board of Preventive Medicine - Clinical Informatics
  • Awards
    Desc: Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2017-01-01
    Desc: NIHCM Health Care Digital Media Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-01-01
    Desc: John P. McGovern MD Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-01-01
    Desc: Showalter Scholar
    Scope: School
    Date: 2013-01-01
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award
    Scope: School
    Date: 2010-01-01
    Desc: Dr. Quentin Young Health Activist Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2006-01-01
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Dintinguished Professor
    Scope: University
    Date: 1905-07-15
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Bicentennial Medal
    Scope: University
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award – Clinical
    Scope: School

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