Aaron  Carroll, MD, MS

Aaron Carroll, MD, MS

Listening to media coverage about the US healthcare system, it can seem impossible to get a real handle on what's going on. Moreover, understanding what the future holds for healthcare reform, and how it will affect people, businesses, and the country doesn't appear possible. As the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University School of Medicine and a leading expert on healthcare reform, Dr. Carroll uses publicly available data and unbiased research and continues to be a sought after speaker on cost, quality and access. Also considered one of the leading pediatric informaticists in the U.S. he has received millions of dollars in grants to explore the use of information technology in healthcare.

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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.

    "Dr. Aaron Carroll was fresh, insightful and engaging. Dr. Carroll is genuine storyteller who connected with our audience from start to finish. Our audience of healthcare professionals were taken behind the scenes of the crisis and condition of healthcare as it impacts nations around world, and were presented with staggering statistics and data as to where our nation ranks, and what we need to do collectively to improve the health and wellness of Americans. We walked away with a better understanding of what needs to be done from an IT and research perspective, how it needs to be done, and the steps medical professionals need to take to enhance the quality of care Americans receive. Dr. Carroll was top notch from start to finish."

    - NASCO (National Account Service Company

    " "Dr. Carroll was a huge success! His message was spot-on. Attendees said that they had seen a lot of presentations on ACA and Dr. Carroll's was the best in terms helping them understand the ACA and its implications."

    - Medical Library Association

    "Your presentation was one of the favorites on the program. Personally, I was very impressed with the content and organization of your presentation and I enjoyed your engaging presentation style. As you know, your presentation engendered a lot of discussion and I feel certain those present are a lot more knowledgeable now about the real impact of Obamacare."

    - VHA Oklahoma/Arkansas

    "There is simply no one more skilled at talking to audiences about health care reform and the future of health care in the United States than Aaron Carroll. Aaron became a weekly and sometimes bi weekly guest on my radio show throughout the last year. I've never seen him back down from a debate, and he is one of the rare experts who is skilled at taking unscreened calls. More than any other expert we had on, he changed the way people thought of and understood health care policy. If you are looking for an expert in the future of health care in the United States, someone who can explain the issues so that anyone can understand them, someone who can answer questions respectfully and objectively - and entertain while doing so - I guarantee you that Dr. Carroll is the best guy in the whole industry."

    - Stand Up! with Pete Dominick, Sirius/XM Radio; John King, USA on CNN

    "Dr. Carroll was part of a high powered panel of presenters and included the President of the American Psychological Association and a Vice-President of Anthem/Wellpoint. However, he stood out in this prestigious group as the best and most informative presenter. He was the most highly rated of the presenters by the audience with many requests to invite him to present again. He is articulate, clear, thoughtful and organized. He is just the sort of keynote speaker that every organization hopes to find for their meeting. "

    - American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

    "Aaron was great - very engaging and informative. Nothing but rave reviews!"

    - Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL

    "Aaron Carroll possesses an incredible depth of knowledge about our healthcare policy, which he shares in a dynamic presentation that entertains and educates. I was particularly impressed by how he used data to bring the subject alive, engaging the audience and forcing them to rethink their perceptions about healthcare reform. Aaron's insights are right on target. He puts aside partisanship to take a straightforward, honest look at where we stand with healthcare reform and where we need to go. He 'WOWed' our audience with his grasp of the issues."

    - ASAE & The Center

    "He did a fantastic job. We definitely plan on doing more work with him in the near future."

    - Abbott