Meet IU’s inaugural chief health officer
A focus on wellness
Your health matters. At Indiana University, our students are at the core of what we do. And as the world evolves, so do we. Our chief health officer looks ahead to anticipate the future and focuses on making sure the physical and mental health of every person on IU’s campuses across the state is taken care of.
Advancing health and well-being
Dr. Aaron Carroll identifies emerging health issues and related initiatives to address them, currently overseeing the university’s comprehensive approach to managing COVID-19 as well as mental health efforts in support of students.
Dr. Carroll is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and associate dean for research mentoring at the IU School of Medicine. He is the author of “The Bad Food Bible”; is a regular contributor on health topics at The New York Times and The Atlantic; and talks health research and policy on his YouTube channel, Healthcare Triage.
He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, a residency at the University of Washington, and a fellowship through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.
About Dr. Carroll
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.