Building access to the Regenstrief Institute is restricted through early 2021. More on our coronavirus precautions.
See our coronavirus precautions.
Dr. Aaron Carroll's writing

Regenstrief Institute vice president for faculty development Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., isn’t the typical academic writer. In addition to his research, Dr. Carroll makes it his mission to educate the public on important issues in healthcare. His effort was recently highlighted by John Russell in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Dr. Carroll uses blogs, videos, newspaper columns and more to inform people. “I’m trying to place things in context, and trying to get people to have a better understanding of health research, health policy, and how all that informs health,” he told the IBJ.

Ten years ago, he started “The Incidental Economist” health services research blog with Austin Frakt, a health economist from Boston University. A few years later, Dr. Carroll started writing regularly for The New York Times section The Upshot. In addition, he runs the YouTube channel “Health Care Triage,” wrote the book “The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully,” and co-authored three more books on medical myths.

Writing isn’t Dr. Carroll’s only activity. He is a health services researcher with a keen interest in improving pediatric outcomes. His work focuses on the study of information technology to improve pediatric care and areas of health policy including physician malpractice, the pharmaceutical industry/physician relationship, and health care financing reform.

At Regenstrief, he leads the institute’s faculty development strategy. He is also a professor and vice chair for health outcomes research faculty development in the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Read the IBJ’s feature on Dr. Carroll here. https://www.ibj.com/articles/74388-debunking-medical-myths-all-in-a-days-work

MEDIA CONTACTS:
John Erickson
Regenstrief Institute
prteam@regenstrief.org

Related News

Feb 26, 2021 • News
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to deliver keynote at LOINC virtual conference
LOINC® at Regenstrief Institute, a global standard for health terminology, is hosting its semi-annual conference March 9-12, 2021. Micky Tripathi, PhD, the national coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will deliver the keynote address during the 4-day virtual event.  LOINC, which stands for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes, is a standard for identifying health measurements, observations, and documents. Created and…
Continue Reading >
Feb 26, 2021 • News
New ONC, NLM funding supports data exchange and response to COVID-19 pandemic
LOINC® at Regenstrief, an international health data standard critical to health information exchange, has received additional federal funding to support efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future public health needs. The funding, expected to total about $2 million, is from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the National…
Continue Reading >