Aaron Carroll
Doctor, Author and Speaker on Medical Myths


Dr. Carroll is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Children’s Health Services Research Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children.  In addition, he is the Director of The Center for Health Policy and Professionalism research and an affiliated scientist at the Regenstrief Institute.  Dr. Carroll’s research work focuses on the use of information technology in health care, and policy issues such as health care reform, malpractice insurance, decision analysis, and ethical issues of professionalism.

He received a BA in chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a masters degree in health services research from the University of Washington.  Dr. Carroll did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington, and was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar before joining the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 2003.

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Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!
And 75 Other Health Myths Debunked
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The ultimate myth-busting collection of quirky and curious facts about your body and health In 2009, Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a...

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Don't Swallow Your Gum!
Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health
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People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe “facts” about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON’T...

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Don't Put That In There!And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked
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People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our...

Don't Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health: Drs. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman present an interactive, energizing presentation on the truth behind the myths of medicine. Blending authoritative research with a breezy sense of humor, they are the ultimate myth-busting duo.