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Patrick W. O'Carroll
Affiliate Professor
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology (primary appt.)
Affiliate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Regional Health Administrator, PHS Region X
US Government,
Department of Health and Human Services

Patrick O'Carroll has special expertise in public health informatics. Dr. O'Carroll is currently the Regional Health Administrator (RHA) for U.S. Public Health Service Region X (AL, ID, OR and WA).

Research Interests:
Epidemiology; public health practice; informatics

Contact Information

email:   patrick.ocarroll@hhs.gov

address:
Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General
Regional Health Administrator, USPHS Region X
2201 Sixth Avenue, MS-20
Seattle, WA 98121

voice:   206-615-2469
fax:   206-615-2481

Education

MD   Johns Hopkins University, 1983   (Medicine)
MPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1983   (Public Health)
BA   Claremont Men's College, 1979   (Biology)

Recent Publications



Silverman MM, Berman AL, Sanddal ND, O'carroll PW, Joiner TE. Rebuilding the tower of Babel: a revised nomenclature for the study of suicide and suicidal behaviors. Part 2: Suicide-related ideations, communications, and behaviors. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2007 Jun;37(3):264-77.  PMID: 17579539


Silverman MM, Berman AL, Sanddal ND, O'carroll PW, Joiner TE. Rebuilding the tower of Babel: a revised nomenclature for the study of suicide and suicidal behaviors. Part 1: Background, rationale, and methodology. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2007 Jun;37(3):248-63.  PMID: 17579538


Streichert LC, O'Carroll PW, Gordon PR, Stevermer AC, Turner AM, Nicola RM. Using problem-based learning as a strategy for cross-discipline emergency preparedness training. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Nov;Suppl:S95-9.  PMID: 16205551


Kukafka R, O'Carroll PW, Gerberding JL, Shortliffe EH, Aliferis C, Lumpkin JR, Yasnoff WA. Issues and opportunities in public health informatics: a panel discussion. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2001 Nov;7(6):31-42.  PMID: 11710167


Mercy JA, Kresnow MJ, O'Carroll PW, Lee RK, Powell KE, Potter LB, Swann AC, Frankowski RF, Bayer TL. Is suicide contagious? A study of the relation between exposure to the suicidal behavior of others and nearly lethal suicide attempts. Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Jul 15;154(2):120-7.  PMID: 11447044


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