PATRICK O'CARROLL, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACMI is the Regional Health Administrator for Region X (AL, ID, OR, and WA) of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). He began this assignment in January 2003.
received his medical degree and his Masters in Public Health from
1992, Dr. O’Carroll began working in the nascent field of public health
informatics. He co-led the development of CDC WONDER and was lead scientist on
the CDC Prevention Guidelines Database project. Dr. O’Carroll developed the
nation’s first training course and textbook in public health informatics. As
Associate Director for Health Informatics at CDC’s Public Health Practice
Program Office, he defined, developed and directed CDC's Health Alert Network
program. In 2001 Dr. O’Carroll was assigned to the State of
In his 19 years with CDC and USPHS, Dr. O’Carroll has received numerous awards and recognition for his work, including two Outstanding Service Medals. He holds Affiliate Associate Professor appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and is also Affiliate Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington School of Medicine.