Christy Smith-Anderson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine (2008)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Physician

Research Interests

My research focuses on pediatric HIV infection, the prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child, and the immune consequences of HIV exposure.

Publications

  • Kociolek LK, Muller WJ, Yee R, Dien Bard J, Brown CA, Revell P, Wardell H, Savage TJ, Jung S, Dominguez S, Parikh BA, Jerris RC, Kehl SC, Campigotto A, Bender JM, Zheng X, Muscat E, Linam M, Abuogi L, Smith C, Graff K, Hernandez-Leyva A, Williams D, Pollock NR. Comparison of upper respiratory viral load distributions in asymptomatic and symptomatic children diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection in pediatric hospital testing programs. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33093026
  • Moraka NO, Moyo S, Smith C, Ibrahim M, Mayondi G, Leidner J, Powis KM, Cassidy AR, Kammerer B, Ajibola G, Williams PL, Weinberg A, Musonda R, Shapiro R, Gaseitsiwe S, Lockman S. Child HIV Exposure and CMV Seroprevalence in Botswana: No Associations With 24-Month Growth and Neurodevelopment. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Oct;7(10):ofaa373. PubMed PMID: 33072807
  • Smith C, Moraka NO, Ibrahim M, Moyo S, Mayondi G, Kammerer B, Leidner J, Gaseitsiwe S, Li S, Shapiro R, Lockman S, Weinberg A. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Exposure but Not Early Cytomegalovirus Infection Is Associated With Increased Hospitalization and Decreased Memory T-Cell Responses to Tetanus Vaccine. J Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 16;221(7):1167-1175. PubMed PMID: 31711179
  • Labuda SM, Huo Y, Kacanek D, Patel K, Huybrechts K, Jao J, Smith C, Hernandez-Diaz S, Scott G, Burchett S, Kakkar F, Chadwick EG, Van Dyke RB. Rates of Hospitalization and Infection-Related Hospitalization Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Exposed Uninfected Children Compared to HIV-Unexposed Uninfected Children in the United States, 2007-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 11;71(2):332-339. PubMed PMID: 31504291
  • Moraka NO, Moyo S, Mayondi G, Leidner J, Ibrahim M, Smith C, Weinberg A, Li S, Thami PK, Kammerer B, Ajibola G, Musonda R, Shapiro R, Gaseitsiwe S, Lockman S. Cytomegalovirus Viremia in HIV-1 Subtype C Positive Women at Delivery in Botswana and Adverse Birth/Infant Health Outcomes. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 May 1;81(1):118-124. PubMed PMID: 30964806
  • Labuda SM, Huo Y, Kacanek D, Patel K, Huybrechts K, Jao J, Smith C, Hernandez-Diaz S, Scott G, Burchett S, Kakkar F, Chadwick EG, Van Dyke RB. Rates of Hospitalization and Infection-Related Hospitalization Among HIV-Exposed Uninfected Children Compared to HIV-Unexposed Uninfected Children in the United States, 2007-2016. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31504291
  • Smith C, Moraka NO, Ibrahim M, Moyo S, Mayondi G, Kammerer B, Leidner J, Gaseitsiwe S, Li S, Shapiro R, Lockman S, Weinberg A. HIV Exposure but Not Early CMV Infection is Associated with Increased Hospitalization and Decreased Memory T-cell Responses to Tetanus Vaccine. J Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31711179
  • Weinberg A, Mussi-Pinhata MM, Yu Q, Cohen RA, Almeida VC, Amaral FR, Freimanis L, Harris DR, Smith C, Siberry G. Factors Associated with Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2018 Jun;34(6):527-535. PubMed PMID: 29620934
  • Smith C, Jalbert E, de Almeida V, Canniff J, Lenz LL, Mussi-Pinhata MM, Cohen RA, Yu Q, Amaral FR, Pinto J, Alarcon JO, Siberry G, Weinberg A. Altered Natural Killer Cell Function in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants. Front Immunol. 2017;8:470. PubMed PMID: 28484464
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Professional Memberships

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, member
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2011)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Infections
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
Clinical Interests
I am interested in pediatric infectious diseases, including common infections such as osteomyelitis, pneumonia, and skin infections. I have a special interest in caring for children who are HIV-infected or HIV-exposed.

Care Philosophy
I was drawn to pediatrics because it allows me to develop rewarding relationships with my patients and families. I strive to practice evidence-based medicine while treating patients and their families as integral members of the health care team.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteer every year at Roundup River Ranch, a summer camp that gives kids with serious illnesses the chance to have fun and experience the great outdoors.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine (2008)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Florida (FL) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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