IU Chief Health Officer Aaron Carroll stepping down



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – Aaron Carroll, the Chief Health Officer for Indiana University is stepping down from his position this spring to take on the role of president and CEO at AcademyHealth.

Academy Health is a nonprofit organization focused on improving healthcare systems through research, according to its website. They work alongside policymakers, offer fellowships, and host conferences as a part of their mission.

The organization has grown to become a trusted partner in discovering and sharing practical strategies to make healthcare improvements.

Carroll has held roles in the IU School of Medicine for over 20 years including Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, chief health officer, associate dean and director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Caroll stays busy outside of the IU Campus as well. He is also the author of multiple books and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, as well as the co-editor-in-chief of The Incidental Economist. His YouTube Channel, Healthcare Triage, has nearly 450K subscribers.

“In my more than 20 years at Indiana University, I have been privileged to work with so many extraordinary faculty, staff and students focused on the health and well-being of our school, community and world. As I move to AcademyHealth, I carry with me the lessons and insights gained here, and remain committed to fostering environments where evidence and research lead the way in health policy and practice. IU will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to seeing its continued growth and impact in the years to come.”

Dr. Aaron Carroll, IU Chief Health Officer

Carroll is expected to assume his new role on March 18. The next Chief Health Officer has not yet been announced.