Jennifer Armstrong, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of California–San Diego (CA) (1997)
Residencies:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (2008)
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology
  • Director, Perinatal & Hemorrhagic Stroke Programs

Recognition & Awards

  • Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Scholar, NIH, (2010)
  • Clinical Faculty Scholar, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, (2009)
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Research in Neuroscience, San Francisco Neurological Society , (2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of California San Franciso, (2002)
Research interests for Patients:
My research focuses on child neurology, perinatal/neonatal hemorrhagic stroke and stroke in all ages.

Publications

  • Fox CK, Jordan LC, Beslow LA, Armstrong J, Mackay MT, deVeber G. Children with post-stroke epilepsy have poorer outcomes one year after stroke. Int J Stroke. 2018 Oct;13(8):820-823. PubMed PMID: 29956597
  • Stence NV, Mirsky DM, Deoni SC, Armstrong-Wells J. Paradoxical centrally increased diffusivity in perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26238967
  • Bernard TJ, Beslow LA, Manco-Johnson MJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Boada R, Weitzenkamp D, Hollatz A, Poisson S, Amlie-Lefond C, Lo W, deVeber G, Goldenberg NA, Dowling MM, Roach ES, Fullerton HJ, Benseler SM, Jordan LC, Kirton A, Ichord RN. Inter-Rater Reliability of the CASCADE Criteria: Challenges in Classifying Arteriopathies. Stroke. 2016 Oct;47(10):2443-9. PubMed PMID: 27633024
  • Fox CK, Mackay MT, Dowling MM, Pergami P, Titomanlio L, Deveber G. Prolonged or recurrent acute seizures after pediatric arterial ischemic stroke are associated with increasing epilepsy risk. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27422813
  • Bernard TJ, Beslow LA, Manco-Johnson MJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Boada R, Weitzenkamp D, Hollatz A, Poisson S, Amlie-Lefond C, Lo W, deVeber G, Goldenberg NA, Dowling MM, Roach ES, Fullerton HJ, Benseler SM, Jordan LC, Kirton A, Ichord RN. Inter-Rater Reliability of the CASCADE Criteria: Challenges in Classifying Arteriopathies. Stroke. 2016 Oct;47(10):2443-9. PubMed PMID: 27633024
  • Stence NV, Mirsky DM, Deoni SC, Armstrong-Wells J. Paradoxical centrally increased diffusivity in perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26238967
  • Stence NV, Mirsky DM, Deoni SC, Armstrong-Wells J. Paradoxical centrally increased diffusivity in perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26238967
  • Joachim E, Goldenberg NA, Bernard TJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Stabler S, Manco-Johnson MJ. The methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphism (MTHFR c.677C>T) and elevated plasma homocysteine levels in a U.S. pediatric population with incident thromboembolism. Thromb Res. 2013 Aug;132(2):170-4. PubMed PMID: 23866722
  • Armstrong-Wells J, Post MD, Donnelly M, Manco-Johnson MJ, Fisher BM, Winn VD. Patterns of placental pathology in preterm premature rupture of membranes. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2013 Jun;4(3):249-255. PubMed PMID: 23828732
  • Goldenberg NA, Bernard TJ, Hillhouse J, Armstrong-Wells J, Galinkin J, Knapp-Clevenger R, Jacobson L, Marcovina SM, Manco-Johnson MJ. Elevated lipoprotein (a), small apolipoprotein (a), and the risk of arterial ischemic stroke in North American children. Haematologica. 2013 May;98(5):802-7. PubMed PMID: 23349301
  • Bernard TJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Goldenberg NA. The Institution-Based Prospective Inception Cohort Study: Design, Implementation, and Quality Assurance in Pediatric Thrombosis and Stroke Research. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2012 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23269572
  • Goldenberg NA, Jenkins S, Jack J, Armstrong-Wells J, Fenton LZ, Stence NV, Oleszek J, Boada R, Wilkening GN, Wilkinson C, Soep JB, Miyamoto SD, Bajaj L, Mourani PM, Manco-Johnson MJ, Bernard TJ. Arteriopathy, D-Dimer, and Risk of Poor Neurologic Outcome in Childhood-Onset Arterial Ischemic Stroke. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23260102
  • Kedia S, Stence N, Manco-Johnson M, Armstrong-Wells J, Bernard TJ. Late cytotoxic edema in 2 children with hemiplegia: hemiplegic migraine or stroke?. Headache. 2012 Apr;52(4):674-8. PubMed PMID: 22404149
  • Goldenberg NA, Jenkins S, Jack J, Armstrong-Wells J, Fenton LZ, Stence NV, Oleszek J, Boada R, Wilkening GN, Wilkinson C, Soep JB, Miyamoto SD, Bajaj L, Mourani PM, Manco-Johnson MJ, Bernard TJ. Arteriopathy, D-Dimer, and Risk of Poor Neurologic Outcome in Childhood-Onset Arterial Ischemic Stroke. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23260102
  • Bernard TJ, Armstrong-Wells J, Goldenberg NA. The Institution-Based Prospective Inception Cohort Study: Design, Implementation, and Quality Assurance in Pediatric Thrombosis and Stroke Research. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2012 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23269572
  • Bernard TJ, Manco-Johnson MJ, Lo W, MacKay MT, Ganesan V, DeVeber G, Goldenberg NA, Armstrong-Wells J, Dowling MM, Roach ES, Tripputi M, Fullerton HJ, Furie KL, Benseler SM, Jordan LC, Kirton A, Ichord R. Towards a consensus-based classification of childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2012 Feb;43(2):371-7. PubMed PMID: 22156694
  • Saver JL, Warach S, Janis S, Odenkirchen J, Becker K, Benavente O, Broderick J, Dromerick AW, Duncan P, Elkind MS, Johnston K, Kidwell CS, Meschia JF, Schwamm L, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Common Data Element Working Group. Standardizing the structure of stroke clinical and epidemiologic research data: the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Common Data Element (CDE) project. Stroke. 2012 Apr;43(4):967-73. PubMed PMID: 22308239
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • American Academy of Neurology - Stroke Section, Member
  • Child Neurology Society, Member
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Member
  • International Pediatric Stroke Study (IPSS), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center
13199 E. Montview Blvd
Suite 100
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-0724

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Child Neurology, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Blood / Lymphatic System - Clotting Disorders
  • Blood / Lymphatic System
  • Brain and Nervous System
Clinical Interest for Patients
While in medical school, I discovered that working with brain-injured children was a rewarding privilege. Children’s disabilities not only affected themselves but the entire family unit. The more I worked with these children, the more I felt that if we were able to prevent brain injury before birth, the personal, familial, and societal benefits would be substantial. I have been able to combine my research interests in pregnancy with my passion for caring for disabled children and their families.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (2002)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of California–San Diego (CA) (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (2008)
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2004)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology
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