Chief Health Officer

Introducing Dr. Aaron Carroll

Leader in advancing health and wellness

Dr. Aaron Carroll is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and the inaugural 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 the IU School of Medicine. His 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.

Carroll 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 and The Atlantic, 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 and podcast called Healthcare Triage, where he talks about health research and health policy.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Amherst College, an M.D. 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, in business casual wear, has a casual conversation with a student on an outdoors patio
Dr. Carroll, in a dotted grey suit and pink tie, speaks at a formal business meeting
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