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Patrick W. O'Carroll

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Affiliate Professor, Health Services
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology (primary appt.)


Education

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

Contact Info

email:   pocarroll@taskforce.org

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

About

Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI, is head of the Health Systems Strengthening Sector at the Task Force for Global Health. In this role, Dr. O’Carroll provides overall strategic and operational direction to the sector that currently consists of the Public Health Informatics Institute, TEPHINET, and the African Health Workforce Project. Dr. O’Carroll also serves on The Task Force Executive Team. 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.


Global health; health systems strengthening; public health informatics; epidemiology; emergency preparedness and health security


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
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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
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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
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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
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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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