Patrick W O'Carroll

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Affiliate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


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


The Task Force for Global Health 
Sector Head, Health Systems Strengthening
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Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, is a member of the Executive Team at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia. He provides overall strategic and operational direction to the Health Systems Strengthening sector of The Task Force, which consists of the Public Health Informatics Institute, TEPHINET (the global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs), the MedSurplus Alliance (MSA), and the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program. Prior to joining The Task Force, Dr. O’Carroll was the Regional Health Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region X serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. He was also HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Science and Medicine) and Senior Advisor to the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health. Dr. O'Carroll currently splits his time between Seattle and Atlanta.

Research Areas

Research Interests

  • Global health

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