Gretchen Domek, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MPhil, University of Oxford (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Utah (UT) (2003)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
  • Director, International Adoption Clinic
  • Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health

Recognition & Awards

  • Presidential Citation, Society for Public Health Education, (2016)
  • Early Career Award, Thrasher Research Fund, (2015)
  • NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Program Award, NIH, (2015)
Research interests for Patients:
My research interests are focused on emerging technologies for global health promotion, early childhood development in resource limited settings, and international adoption. I am currently evaluating an SMS text message reminder platform to improve more timely immunization coverage in both rural and urban Guatemala. I have been involved in developing a digitalized birth registry of women and infants in the southwest region of Guatemala as well as the development and implementation of a program promoting early childhood health and development in this region. I am also evaluating the current evidence base for the initial health screening of internationally adopted children.

Publications

  • Domek GJ, O'Leary ST, Bull S, Bronsert M, Contreras-Roldan IL, Bolaños Ventura GA, Kempe A, Asturias EJ. Measuring vaccine hesitancy: Field testing the WHO SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy survey tool in Guatemala. Vaccine. 2018 Aug 23;36(35):5273-5281. PubMed PMID: 30061026
  • Domek GJ, Contreras-Roldan IL, Asturias EJ, Bronsert M, Bolaños Ventura GA, O'Leary ST, Kempe A, Bull S. Characteristics of mobile phone access and usage in rural and urban Guatemala: assessing feasibility of text message reminders to increase childhood immunizations. Mhealth. 2018;4:9. PubMed PMID: 29780812
  • Asturias EJ, Heinrichs G, Domek G, Brett J, Shick E, Cunningham M, Bull S, Celada M, Newman LS, Tenney L, Krisher L, Luna-Asturias C, McConnell K, Berman S. The Center for Human Development in Guatemala: An Innovative Model for Global Population Health. Adv Pediatr. 2016 Aug;63(1):357-87. PubMed PMID: 27426907

Practice Locations

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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
  • Essential Care for Every Baby Facilitator, Certificate (2015)
  • Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer and Mentor, Certificate (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests include pediatric primary care, early childhood development, and international adoption. I specialize in global health and have expertise in childhood institutionalization and early childhood health and development in resource-limited settings around the world.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the highest quality of comprehensive care to all of my patients and their families. My care philosophy is that the child and family should be treated and cared for together as a whole. As director of the multidisciplinary International Adoption Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado, I am passionate about supporting internationally adopted children and their families.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPhil, University of Oxford (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Utah (UT) (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2012)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
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