School of Public Health

O'Carroll, Patrick

Patrick W. O'Carroll

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Affiliate Professor, Health Services


MD Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1983
MPH Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1983

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The Task Force for Global Health 
Sector Head, Health Systems Strengthening

PATRICK O'CARROLL, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI is a Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), serving as the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for USPHS Region X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). As RHA, RADM O'Carroll is the region's principal federal public health physician and scientist representing the Assistant Secretary of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Specifically, RADM O'Carroll (a) serves as liaison to state public health directors and other senior health officials in the region; (b) seeks to maximize the effectiveness of federal population health investments in the region.; (c) manages regional programs and activities of the Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) including those of the Offices of Minority Health, Populations Affairs, and Women's Health; and (d) promotes regional all-hazards preparedness. He began this assignment in January 2003.

Research Interests

Informatics, epidemiology, suicide prevention, public health systems, and preparedness

Research Areas 

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