Aaron Carroll, MD, MS
Dr. Carroll is the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and continues to be a sought after speaker on cost, quality and access -and the Affordable Care Act and its implications for our future. His blog: "The Incidental Economist" is one of the most widely read health policy blogs in the world and he is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Huffington Post on health research and policy. His YouTube channel, "Healthcare Triage" received the 2015 National Institute of Health Care Management Digital Media Award.
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Aaron E. Carroll is a Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, and the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He earned a BA in chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, and an MS in health services research from the University of Washington, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His research focuses on health care financing reform; the study of information technology to improve pediatric care; and areas of health policy including physician malpractice and the pharmaceutical industry/physician relationship.
Dr. Carroll was one of the first to study the use of mobile devices, such as Palm Pilots, in actual care and has written numerous publications on the subject. He has held millions of dollars in various government agency grants to explore the use of information technology in health care and is one of the leading pediatric informaticists in the U.S. Dr. Carroll has also served in this capacity in committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the co-founder of Medical Data Solutions, one of the first software companies to create programs for health professionals for mobile devices.
He is a regular contributor to the New York Times, as well as other media outlets, and he is the co-author of three books on medical myths, including the popular Don't Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health. His blog, The Incidental Economist, is one of the most well-read health policy blogs in the world. His work has been featured nearly all major international print magazines and newspapers, and he has appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, ABC News, and The Colbert Report.
September 2016 - The New York Times - "How Yelp Reviews Can Help Improve Patient Care"
September 2016 - The New York Times - "It's Easy for Obamacare Critics to Overlook the Merits of Medicaid Expansion"
August 2016 - The New York Times - "The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health System Dysfunction"
August 2016 - The New York Times - "Death by Medical Error: Adding Context to Scary Headlines"
July 2016 - The New York Times - "Helpless to Prevent Cancer? Actually, Quite a Bit Is in Your Control" READ HERE
June 2016 - The New York Times - "Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise" READ HERE
June 2016 - The New York Times - "The U.S. Is Failing In Infant Mortality, Starting At One Month Old" READ HERE
May 2016 - The New York Times - "Sorry, There's Nothing Magical About Breakfast" READ HERE
May 2016 - The New York Times - "Why It's Not Time to Panic About Cellphones and Cancer" READ HERE
April 2016 - The New York Times - "The Undeniable Convenience and Reliability of Retail Health Clinics" READ HERE
April 2016 - The New York Times - "Simple Rules for Healthy Eating" READ HERE
VISIT DR. CARROLL'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL - "HEALTHCARE TRIAGE" HERE
VISIT DR. CARROLL'S BLOG - "THE INCIDENTAL ECONOMIST" HERE.