Christopher Carroll, MD, MS

Professor (PI)

Pediatrics, UConn School of Medicine

Medical Director, Surgical Critical Care, Connecticut Children’s
Research Director, Pediatric Critical Care, Connecticut Children’s

Research Overview

I’ve been a strong presence in advocating for the use of social media by healthcare professionals and by families. I’m a recognized leader in this area, and chair the Social Media Workgroup at CHEST, the Social Media Committee for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and am on the Social Media Taskforces for the American Thoracic Society. Recently, I’ve been researching how providers and families have been using social media to build communities, and to educate each other. I have published 4 papers on healthcare social media in major medical journals, have presented 12 research abstracts on healthcare social media (including one award winning abstract from the Society of Critical Care Medicine), have given 9 plenary sessions on social media at major academic conferences. I have a proven track record for completing projects, and have demonstrated the ability to complete unfunded social media based projects. Recently, I have become interested not just in why clinicians and patients are using social media, but how they are using these platforms. In these investigations, I have begun to investigate how clinicians are using social media for academic purposes, and how to improve communication between patients and clinicians using social media platforms.


2007-2009 Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1999-2002 Fellow in Pediatric Critical Care, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
1996-1999 Resident in Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
1992-1996 Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
1988-1992 Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Recent/Selected Publications

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 545-9850
Mailing Address282 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06001