Patrick W. O'Carroll

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Affiliate Professor, Health Services
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

Education

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

Contact Info

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

About

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

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