3005-Carroll, Aaron

Aaron E. Carroll, MD

Associate Dean for Research Mentoring

HS 2000A
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Carroll is a health services investigator with an interest in improving pediatric outcomes. He has led multiple studies to improve adolescent diabetes through the use of information technology. First, he designed, developed, and studied the use of mobile technology to improve type 1 diabetes management in diabetes. Now, he is studying the use of clinical decision support to help primary care doctors better screen for, diagnose, and manage type 2 diabetes in adolescents. In addition, Dr. Carroll is the director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research, which establishes infrastructure to improve both comparative effectiveness and patient centered outcomes research at Indiana University. One of the initial projects compares the use of information technology and behavioral contracting to improve type 1 diabetes management in adolescents. Dr. Carroll is also engaged in a project to adapt the Diabetes Prevention Program for families, and a study is being conducted to test its efficacy against other programs in a number of settings.

Dr. Carroll is the author of the new book “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully,” which suggests that when it comes to “sinful” eats, people may be misled by nutritional claims based on little substantive research.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Research Mentoring
  • 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, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • 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 use of information technology in pediatric health care, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and health policy and professionals.  

  • 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: National
    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

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