Mandy Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998)
  • MPH, University of Washington (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1991)
Internship:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital (2001)
Residency:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (2003)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Recognition & Awards

  • Elected Member, Society for Pediatric Research, (2008)
  • NIH Loan Repayment Recipient, NIH, (2003)
    Subsequently awarded renewals in 2005, 2007 and 2009
  • Elected Member, Sigma Xi , (1997)
Research interests for Patients:
My research is focused on immunization delivery. Specifically, I am involved in a number of intervention trials aimed at improving utilization of recommended vaccines among children and adolescents. I also have several projects that use theoretical modeling to simulate the impact of various immunization policies on vaccine utilization and cost effectiveness.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (2012)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    General Pediatrics, Health Services Research, Immunization Delivery, Mathematical Modeling, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Human papiilomavirus infection

Publications

  • O'Leary ST, Brewer SE, Pyrzanowski J, Barnard J, Sevick C, Furniss A, Dempsey AF. Timing of Information-Seeking about Infant Vaccines. J Pediatr. 2018 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30195554
  • Lockhart S, Dempsey AF, Pyrzanowski J, O'Leary ST, Barnard JG. Provider and Parent Perspectives on Enhanced Communication Tools for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine-Hesitant Parents. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Sep - Oct;18(7):776-782. PubMed PMID: 30177028
  • Reno JE, O'Leary ST, Pyrzanowski J, Lockhart S, Thomas J, Dempsey AF. Evaluation of the Implementation of a Multi-Component Intervention to Improve Healthcare Provider Communication about HPV Vaccination. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30107236
  • Cataldi JR, Dempsey AF, Allison MA, O'Leary ST. Impact of publicly available vaccination rates on parental school and child care choice. Vaccine. 2018 Jul 16;36(30):4525-4531. PubMed PMID: 29909131
  • Dempsey AF, Pyrznawoski J, Lockhart S, Barnard J, Campagna EJ, Garrett K, Fisher A, Dickinson LM, O'Leary ST. Effect of a Health Care Professional Communication Training Intervention on Adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 May 7;172(5):e180016. PubMed PMID: 29507952
  • Dempsey AF, O'Leary ST. Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Narrative Review of Studies on How Providers' Vaccine Communication Affects Attitudes and Uptake. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Mar;18(2S):S23-S27. PubMed PMID: 29502633
  • Reno JE, O'Leary S, Garrett K, Pyrzanowski J, Lockhart S, Campagna E, Barnard J, Dempsey AF. Improving Provider Communication about HPV Vaccines for Vaccine-Hesitant Parents Through the Use of Motivational Interviewing. J Health Commun. 2018;23(4):313-320. PubMed PMID: 29474117
  • O'Leary ST, Lockhart S, Barnard J, Furniss A, Dickinson M, Dempsey AF, Stokley S, Federico S, Bronsert M, Kempe A. Exploring Facilitators and Barriers to Initiation and Completion of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Series among Parents of Girls in a Safety Net System. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Jan 23;15(2). PubMed PMID: 29360785
  • Rao S, Fischman V, Moss A, Ziniel SI, Torok MR, McNeely H, Hyman D, Wilson KM, Dempsey AF. Exploring provider and parental perceptions to influenza vaccination in the inpatient setting. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2017 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28872773
  • Dempsey AF. On the implications of desexualizing vaccines against sexually transmitted diseases: reflections from a practicing pediatrician. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2017 Oct 13;6(1):56. PubMed PMID: 29029645
  • Rao S, Fischman V, Moss A, Ziniel SI, Torok MR, McNeely H, Hyman D, Wilson KM, Dempsey AF. Exploring provider and parental perceptions to influenza vaccination in the inpatient setting. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2017 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28872773
  • Dombkowski KJ, Cowan AE, Reeves SL, Foley MR, Dempsey AF. The impacts of email reminder/recall on adolescent influenza vaccination. Vaccine. 2017 May 25;35(23):3089-3095. PubMed PMID: 28455173
  • Tyler A, McLeod L, Beaty B, Juarez-Colunga E, Birkholz M, Hyman D, Kempe A, Todd J, Dempsey AF. Variation in Inpatient Croup Management and Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr;139(4). PubMed PMID: 28292873
  • Maertens JA, Jimenez-Zambrano AM, Albright K, Dempsey AF. Using Community Engagement to Develop a Web-Based Intervention for Latinos about the HPV Vaccine. J Health Commun. 2017 Apr;22(4):285-293. PubMed PMID: 28276945
  • Barnard JG, Dempsey AF, Brewer SE, Pyrzanowski J, Mazzoni SE, O'Leary ST. Facilitators and barriers to the use of standing orders for vaccination in obstetrics and gynecology settings. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27687213
  • Dempsey AF, Lockhart S, Campagna EJ, Pyrzanowski J, Barnard J, O' Leary ST. Providers' time spent and tools used when discussing the HPV vaccine with parents of adolescents. Vaccine. 2016 Dec 7;34(50):6217-6222. PubMed PMID: 27840015
  • Cataldi JR, Dempsey AF, O'Leary ST. Measles, the media, and MMR: Impact of the 2014-15 measles outbreak. Vaccine. 2016 Dec 7;34(50):6375-6380. PubMed PMID: 27817962
  • Barnard JG, Dempsey AF, Brewer SE, Pyrzanowski J, Mazzoni SE, O'Leary ST. Facilitators and barriers to the use of standing orders for vaccination in obstetrics and gynecology settings. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27687213
  • Gilkey MB, McRee AL, Magnus BE, Reiter PL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. Vaccination Confidence and Parental Refusal/Delay of Early Childhood Vaccines. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 8;11(7):e0159087. PubMed PMID: 27391098
  • Dempsey AF, Pyrzanowski J, Lockhart S, Campagna E, Barnard J, O'Leary ST. Parents' perceptions of provider communication regarding adolescent vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 2;12(6):1469-75. PubMed PMID: 27078515
  • O'Leary ST, Pyrzanowski J, Brewer SE, Dickinson LM, Dempsey AF. Evidence-based vaccination strategies in obstetrics and gynecology settings: Current practices and methods for assessment. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Apr 2;12(4):866-71. PubMed PMID: 26829978
  • Mazzoni SE, Brewer SE, Pyrzanowski JL, Durfee MJ, Dickinson LM, Barnard JG, Dempsey AF, O'Leary ST. Effect of a multi-modal intervention on immunization rates in obstetrics and gynecology clinics. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26627727
  • Gilkey MB, Reiter PL, Magnus BE, McRee AL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. Validation of the Vaccination Confidence Scale: A Brief Measure to Identify Parents at Risk for Refusing Adolescent Vaccines. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26300368
  • Dempsey AF, Brewer SE, Sevick C, Pyrzanowski J, Mazzoni S, O'Leary ST. Tdap vaccine attitudes and utilization among pregnant women from a high-risk population. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2015 Oct 2;:0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26430729
  • O'Leary ST, Pyrzanowski J, Brewer SE, Barnard J, Beaty B, Donnelly M, Mazzoni S, Dempsey AF. Influenza and Pertussis Vaccination Among Pregnant Women and Their Infants' Close Contacts: Reported Practices and Attitudes. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Nov;34(11):1244-9. PubMed PMID: 26322660
  • Gilkey MB, Reiter PL, Magnus BE, McRee AL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. Validation of the Vaccination Confidence Scale: A Brief Measure to Identify Parents at Risk for Refusing Adolescent Vaccines. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26300368
  • Dempsey AF, Zimet GD. Interventions to Improve Adolescent Vaccination: What May Work and What Still Needs to Be Tested. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26272849
  • Dempsey AF, Maertens J, Beaty BL, O'Leary ST. Understanding how different recruitment strategies impact parent engagement with an iPad-based intervention to provide personalized information about adolescent vaccines. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May;56(5 Suppl):S7-13. PubMed PMID: 25863557
  • Dempsey AF, Pyrzanowski J, Brewer S, Barnard J, Sevick C, O'Leary ST. Acceptability of using standing orders to deliver human papillomavirus vaccines in the outpatient obstetrician/gynecologist setting. Vaccine. 2015 Apr 8;33(15):1773-9. PubMed PMID: 25731788
  • Dempsey AF, Brewer SE, Pyrzanowski J, Sevick C, O'leary ST. Acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccines among women older than 26 years. Vaccine. 2015 Mar 24;33(13):1556-61. PubMed PMID: 25701671
  • Gilkey MB, Magnus BE, Reiter PL, McRee AL, Dempsey AF, Brewer NT. The Vaccination Confidence Scale: a brief measure of parents' vaccination beliefs. Vaccine. 2014 Oct 29;32(47):6259-65. PubMed PMID: 25258098
  • McRee AL, Gilkey MB, Dempsey AF. HPV vaccine hesitancy: findings from a statewide survey of health care providers. J Pediatr Health Care. 2014 Nov-Dec;28(6):541-9. PubMed PMID: 25017939
  • Dempsey AF, Fuhrel-Forbis A, Konrath S. Use of the Carolina HPV Immunization Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (CHIAS) in young adult women. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e100193. PubMed PMID: 24945630
  • Dempsey AF, Pyrzanowski J, Donnelly M, Brewer S, Barnard J, Beaty BL, Mazzoni S, O'Leary ST. Acceptability of a hypothetical group B strep vaccine among pregnant and recently delivered women. Vaccine. 2014 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24662708
  • Small SL, Sampselle CM, Martyn KK, Dempsey AF. Modifiable influences on female HPV vaccine uptake at the clinic encounter level: A literature review. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2013 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24170346
  • Gowda C, Dong S, Potter RC, Dombkowski KJ, Stokley S, Dempsey AF. A systematic evaluation of different methods for calculating adolescent vaccination levels using immunization information system data. Public Health Rep. 2013 Nov-Dec;128(6):489-97. PubMed PMID: 24179260
  • Small SL, Sampselle CM, Martyn KK, Dempsey AF. Modifiable influences on female HPV vaccine uptake at the clinic encounter level: A literature review. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2013 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24170346
  • Gowda C, Dong S, Potter RC, Dombkowski KJ, Dempsey AF. A population-level assessment of factors associated with uptake of adolescent-targeted vaccines in Michigan. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Oct;53(4):498-505. PubMed PMID: 24054080
  • Patel DA, Grunzweig KA, Zochowski MK, Dempsey AF, Carlos RC, Dalton VK. Human papillomavirus vaccine stages of change among male and female university students: ready or not?. J Am Coll Health. 2013;61(6):336-46. PubMed PMID: 23930748
  • Gowda C, Dempsey AF. The rise (and fall?) of parental vaccine hesitancy. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Aug;9(8):1755-62. PubMed PMID: 23744504
  • Gowda C, Schaffer SE, Kopec K, Markel A, Dempsey AF. A pilot study on the effects of individually tailored education for MMR vaccine-hesitant parents on MMR vaccination intention. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Jan 4;9(2). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23291937
  • Small SL, Sampselle CM, Martyn KK, Dempsey AF. Using risk to target HPV vaccines in high-risk, low-resource organizations. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 May;9(5):1146-52. PubMed PMID: 23324592
  • Gowda C, Schaffer SE, Kopec K, Markel A, Dempsey AF. Does the relative importance of MMR vaccine concerns differ by degree of parental vaccine hesitancy?: An exploratory study. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Oct 2;8(12). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23032161
  • Gowda C, Schaffer SE, Dombkowski KJ, Dempsey AF. Understanding attitudes toward adolescent vaccination and the decision-making dynamic among adolescents, parents and providers. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jul 7;12:509. PubMed PMID: 22768870
  • Gowda C, Carlos RC, Butchart AT, Singer DC, Davis MM, Clark SJ, Dempsey AF. CHIAS: a standardized measure of parental HPV immunization attitudes and beliefs and its associations with vaccine uptake. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Jun;39(6):475-81. PubMed PMID: 22592835
  • Dempsey AF, Pangborn HM, Prosser LA. Cost-effectiveness of routine vaccination of adolescent females against cytomegalovirus. Vaccine. 2012 Jun 8;30(27):4060-6. PubMed PMID: 22525796
  • Alexander K, Daley AM, Dempsey AF. Rationale for reducing the spread of human papillomavirus in adolescents: strategies to improve outcomes (CME multimedia activity). J Adolesc Health. 2012 May;50(5):IBC. PubMed PMID: 22525122
  • Dempsey AF, Schaffer SE, Cohn LM. Follow-up analysis of adolescents partially vaccinated against human papillomavirus. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Apr;50(4):421-3. PubMed PMID: 22443850
  • Sadigh G, Dempsey AF, Ruffin M 4th, Resnicow K, Carlos RC. National patterns in human papillomavirus vaccination: an analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Feb;8(2):234-42. PubMed PMID: 22414967
  • Patel DA, Zochowski M, Peterman S, Dempsey AF, Ernst S, Dalton VK. Human papillomavirus vaccine intent and uptake among female college students. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(2):151-61. PubMed PMID: 22316412
  • Gowda C, Dempsey AF. Medicaid reimbursement and the uptake of adolescent vaccines. Vaccine. 2012 Feb 21;30(9):1682-9. PubMed PMID: 22226859
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • International Papillomavirus Society , Member
  • Society For Pediatric Research (SPR), Elected Member
  • Academic Pediatrics Association, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Child Health Clinic
13100 E Colfax Ave
Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-2740

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2003)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Infant and Toddler Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Parenting
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
Clinical Interest for Patients
I love all aspects of general pediatrics, including both well and sick care. I enjoy taking care of patients from birth through their early adulthood.

Care Philosophy
I believe that one of the most important aspects of being a good doctor is communication. I strive to always follow through on patients' questions and requests for more information, and to make sure that patients and any participating providers are all "in the loop" regarding the clinical plan.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I deeply enjoy the outdoors, yoga, cooking and spending time with my husband and two children.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University (1998)
  • MPH, University of Washington (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1991)
Internships:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital (2001)
Residency Programs:
  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatrics (2003)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
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