Research and Career Pathways in Health and Healthcare

About this series:

This Healthcare Triage podcast series is co-sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine, whose mission is to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research, and patient care, and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a three way partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, striving to make Indiana a healthier state by empowering research through pilot funding, research education and training. More information on the Indiana CTSI can be found by visiting


Big Data, AI, and a Healthier More Equitable Future

Dr. Aaron Carroll talks to Dr. Nitesh Chawla of the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Chawla's work focuses on artificial intelligence and data science, and how those areas of study can advance the common good and help ensure a healthier, more equitable future for more people.


COVID-19, Cystic Fibrosis, and the Clinical Trials Process

Dr. Cynthia Brown joins the podcast this month to talk with Dr. Aaron Carroll about her experience facilitating clinical trials for research areas such as Cystic Fibrosis and, in recent years, COVID-19. 


Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Chandan Sen talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about regenerative medicine, including some of his current research in diabetic wound healing and ongoing work to help other people in the future. Sen talks about his research into reprogramming tissues without using a laboratory, since it has the potential to be done inside a patient’s body.


Treating and Researching Dementia

In this episode, Dr. Malaz Boustani talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about his work as a geriatrician and neuroscientist, including ways doctors in Indiana are using innovative techniques to treat patients with dementia, as well as support their family and caregivers. They also talk about the stigma surrounding mental health and ongoing research developments in the field.


Lead Poisoning, Maternal Mortality, and How We Connect to Community

In this episode, Dr. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about how different groups of people creating community partnerships can work together to improve public health. She shares how a multidisciplinary team in South Bend has been developed to try to prevent lead poisoning, an effort they are scaling up to use across Indiana, as well as other opportunities to collaborate on community health efforts.


Science Communication Matters

In this episode, Dr. Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and Dr. Tiffany Doherty talk with Dr. Aaron Carroll about the importance of science communication. They discuss some major challenges to effective communication, as well as ways to try to bridge the communication gap and promote better understanding between scientists and the public.


Addressing Health Disparities

In this episode, Dr. Jasmine Gonzalvo talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about her team’s efforts to address health disparities through Purdue University’s Center for Health Equity and Innovation (CHEqI). They discuss ways CHEqI’s work has expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they’re training the next generation of pharmacists to support underrepresented communities.


How Immunotherapy Can Fight Cancer

In the latest episode of the Healthcare Triage Podcast, Dr. Huda Salman talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about the Brown Center for Immunotherapy, of which Salman is the new executive director. Immunotherapy is a kind of cancer treatment that helps a patient's immune system fight the disease. 


Where are things at with cancer research?

In this episode, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center director Dr. Kelvin Lee talks with Dr. Aaron Carroll about how cancer research is progressing and the new ways his teams are trying to fight different kinds of cancer. They discuss the importance of collaboration and why they are optimistic about the future of cancer research.


Lessons Learned from COVID-19

In this episode Dr. Chandy John and Dr. James Wood talk with Dr. Aaron Carroll about COVID-19, Global Health and Pediatrics. They discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and potential impacts moving forward.


How can Medical Geneticists improve patient care?

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Ware and Dr. Erin Conboy talk with Dr. Aaron Carroll about what medical geneticists do and how their work can improve patient care. They also discuss the difference between genetics and genomics, as well as recent advancements in the field.