3005-Carroll, Aaron

Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS

Associate Dean for Research Mentoring

HS 2000A
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Carroll is a health services investigator with an interest in improving pediatric outcomes. He co-designed the Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) system that has improved pediatric care in developmental screening, autism screening, type 2 diabetes, obesity, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and more. In addition to studying the use of information technology to improve pediatric care, his research also focuses on 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, published last year, and the co-author of three additional books on medical myths. In addition to being a current Contributing Opinion Writer at The New York Times and a previous contributor to The Upshot at the New York Times for six 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

  • Associate Dean for Research Mentoring
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Regenstrief Foundation Professor I
  • Bicentennial Professor
  • 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 RWJ Clinical Scholars Program
    2003 MS University of Washington
    2001 RES 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: Bicentennial Medal
    Scope: University
    Org: Indiana University School of Medicine
    Desc: Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award – Clinical
    Scope: School

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