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

  • 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 the 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) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), especially patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and hypermobility.

Publications

  • Woods JL, Jacobs MD, Sheeder JL. Improving Blood Pressure Accuracy in the Outpatient Adolescent Setting. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Jul-Aug;6(4):e416. PubMed PMID: 34179673
  • 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 - 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, and POTS (especially patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome).

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
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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