Jennifer L. Woods, MD, MEd, MS, FAAP
Professor, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools :
  • MS, Indiana University (2005)
  • MEd, University of Cincinnati (2018)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Wake Forest University (NC) (1996)
Residency:
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Adolescent Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Adolescent Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Educator of the Year, University of Arkansas Department of Pediatrics (2010)

Research Interests

I am interested in research to learn best education techniques and communication styles with patients. I also do work with adolescent reproductive and sexual health particularly focused in the area of men's health.

Publications

  • Woods, J.L. and J.L. Sheeder. Missed Opportunities for Discussing Contraception in Adolescent Primary Care. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, accepted, July 22, 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32736133/
  • Woods, J.L. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Education Modules on Male Genital Health, 2020
  • Woods, J.L. CHCO Gun Safety Information Sheet, 2020
  • Woods, J.L. and D.J. Hensel. What Female Adolescents Value for Improving Male Reproductive Health. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 2020 (poster presentation).
  • Woods, J.L. and J. Sheeder. Missed Opportunities for Contraception in an Adolescent Primary Care Clinic. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, April 2020 (poster presentation).
  • Pitts, B.H., Sheeder, J. and J. L. Woods. Detecting Moderate Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents Using the PHQ-2, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2020 (platform presentation).
  • Pasold TL, Woods JL, Portilla MG, Nesmith JD, Boateng BA. An examination of eating disorder education and experience in a 1-month adolescent medicine rotation: what is sufficient to foster adequate self-efficacy?. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2018 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29953405
  • Woods JL, Hensel DJ. Religious Affiliation, Religiosity, and Spirituality in Pediatric Residents: Effects on Communication and Self-Efficacy with Adolescents in a Clinical Setting. J Relig Health. 2018 Apr;57(2):636-648. PubMed PMID: 29058158
  • Woods JL, Hensel DJ. Religious Affiliation, Religiosity, and Spirituality in Pediatric Residents: Effects on Communication and Self-Efficacy with Adolescents in a Clinical Setting. J Relig Health. 2017 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29058158
  • Woods JL, Pasold TL, Boateng BA, Hense DJ. Medical student self-efficacy, knowledge and communication in adolescent medicine. Int J Med Educ. 2014 Aug 20;5:165-72. PubMed PMID: 25341226
  • Woods, J.L., M.D. Jacobs and J.L. Sheeder. Improving Blood Pressure Accuracy in the Outpatient Adolescent Setting. Pediatric Quality and Safety, accepted November 30, 2020
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), Member
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), Secretary

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado Adolescent Medicine
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011
720-777-6131

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Adolescent Medicine, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Women's Health - Contraception
  • Primary Care
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Women's Health
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Women's Health - Gynecologic and Obstetric Infections
  • Women's Health - Adolescent Reproductive Health - Adolescent Gynecology
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse - Smoking Cessation
  • Substance Abuse
Clinical Interests
As an adolescent medicine physician, I have many interests for the care of teens including primary care, contraception and women's health issues, mental health and eating disorders.

Care Philosophy
Adolescents have a lot to say, and I strive to listen to them carefully while providing the best medical care for them as a patient and as a person.

Personal Interests
I enjoy cooking, playing with my Aussie and border collie, and spending time with family.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (2000)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, Indiana University (2005)
  • MEd, University of Cincinnati (2018)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Wake Forest University (NC) (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program, Pediatrics (2003)
Fellowships:
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Program, Adolescent Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
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