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Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI

Bio and contact information for NWCPHP faculty member Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI.

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Patrick O’Carroll is faculty and frequent guest lecturer at the Summer Institute for Public Health Practice for NWCPHP.

Dr. O’Carroll 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.

He holds Affiliate Professor appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education in the School of Medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public health systems, especially at the federal level
  • Public health informatics
  • General public health practice

Dr. O’Carroll has received numerous awards and recognition for his 27 years in the United States Public Health Service as an epidemiologist, informatician, program director, and leader.