Dan Olson, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2007)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Grinnell College (IA) (2002)
Internship:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2015)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship - Malawi (2010)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Senior Investigator, Center for Global Health
  • Fellowship Director, Center for Global Health

Recognition & Awards

  • Society of Pediatric Research (SPR) Co-Mentoring Program Award, Pediatric Academic Society (2016)
  • Research Scholar Award, Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute (2016)

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on how to measure the effectiveness of vaccines and other health interventions against emerging infectious diseases. This includes how to detect disease in a population using innovative surveillance tools (i.e. smartphones, crowd-sourcing), studying the true burden of disease (both the health and socioeconomic impacts on the individual and the family), and how to reduce disease burden through cost-effective interventions such as vaccines. Much of this work takes places at our University of Colorado research site in Guatemala.

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Global Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Arboviruses, Influenza, Vaccine Effectiveness, Innovative Approaches to Surveillance
  • Associate Professor (2016)
    Colorado School of Public Health,
    Global Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Arboviruses, Influenza, Vaccine Effectiveness, Innovative Approaches to Surveillance
  • Associate Professor (2019)
    College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado - Denver
    Global Health, Bioengineering

Publications

  • Connery AK, Lamb MM, Colbert AM, Bauer D, Hernández S, Arroyave P, Martínez MA, Barrios EE, El Sahly HM, Paniagua-Avila A, Calvimontes M, Bolaños GA, Olson D, Asturias EJ, Munoz FM. Parent Report of Health Related Quality of Life in Young Children in Rural Guatemala: Implementation, Reliability, and Validity of the PedsQL in Stunting and Wasting. Glob Pediatr Health. 2021;8:2333794X21991028. PubMed PMID: 33614851
  • Waggoner JJ, Stittleburg V, Natrajan MS, Paniagua-Avila MA, Bauer D, Olson D, El Sahly HM, Asturias EJ, Anderson EJ, Munoz FM. Sensitive and Prolonged Detection of Dengue Virus RNA in Whole Blood. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33755591
  • Vicari AS, Olson D, Vilajeliu A, Andrus JK, Ropero AM, Morens DM, Santos IJ, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Berman S. Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Control Progress in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of the Global Influenza Strategy and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33970888
  • Martinez Viedma MDP, Panossian S, Gifford K, García K, Figueroa I, Parham L, de Moraes L, Nunes Gomes L, García-Salum T, Perret C, Weiskopf D, Tan GS, Augusto Silva A, Boaventura V, Ruiz-Palacios GM, Sette A, De Silva AD, Medina RA, Lorenzana I, Akrami KM, Khouri R, Olson D, Pickett BE. Evaluation of ELISA-Based Multiplex Peptides for the Detection of Human Serum Antibodies Induced by Zika Virus Infection across Various Countries. Viruses. 2021 Jul 8;13(7). PubMed PMID: 34372525
  • Colbert AM, Connery AK, Lamb MM, Bauer D, Olson D, Paniagua-Avila A, Martínez MA, Arroyave P, Hernández S, Mirella Calvimontes D, Bolaños GA, El Sahly HM, Muñoz FM, Asturias EJ. Caregiver rating of early childhood development: Reliability and validity of the ASQ-3 in rural Guatemala. Early Hum Dev. 2021 Oct;161:105453. PubMed PMID: 34530320
  • Stittleburg V, Rojas A, Cardozo F, Muñoz FM, Asturias EJ, Olson D, Paniaga-Avila A, Abeynayake J, Anderson EJ, Waggoner JJ. Dengue Virus and Yellow Fever Virus Detection Using Reverse Transcription-Insulated Isothermal PCR and Comparison with Real-Time RT-PCR. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):157-159. PubMed PMID: 32458782
  • Colbert AM, Lamb MM, Asturias EJ, Muñoz FM, Bauer D, Arroyave P, Hernández S, Martínez MA, Paniagua-Avila A, Olson D, Calvimontes DM, Bolaños GA, El Sahly HM, Connery AK. Reliability and Validity of an Adapted and Translated Version of the Mullen Scales of Early Learning (AT-MSEL) in Rural Guatemala. Child Care Health Dev. 2020 May;46(3):327-335. PubMed PMID: 31978249
  • Hakim A, Gaviria-Agudelo C, Edwards K, Olson D. Pre-Coronavirus Disease 2019 Telehealth Practices Among Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialists in the United States. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33196843
  • Olson D, Krager S, Lamb MM, Rick AM, Asturias EJ. Knowledge of Norovirus and Attitudes toward a Potential Norovirus Vaccine in Rural Guatemala: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Survey. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 May;98(5):1498-1501. PubMed PMID: 29582734
  • Olson D, Rick AM, Krager S, Lamb M, Asturias EJ. Vaccine Demand and Willingness-to-pay for Arbovirus Vaccines: A Cross-sectional Survey in Rural Guatemala. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Nov;37(11):1184-1189. PubMed PMID: 30153226
  • Watkins LKF, Olson D, Diaz MH, Lin X, Demirjian A, Benitez AJ, Winchell JM, Robinson CC, Bol KA, Glodé MP, Dominguez SR, Miller LA, Kutty PK. Epidemiology and Molecular Characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae During an Outbreak of M. pneumoniae-associated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Jun;36(6):564-571. PubMed PMID: 28060039
  • Bosch I, de Puig H, Hiley M, Carré-Camps M, Perdomo-Celis F, Narváez CF, Salgado DM, Senthoor D, O'Grady M, Phillips E, Durbin A, Fandos D, Miyazaki H, Yen CW, Gélvez-Ramírez M, Warke RV, Ribeiro LS, Teixeira MM, Almeida RP, Muñóz-Medina JE, Ludert JE, Nogueira ML, Colombo TE, Terzian ACB, Bozza PT, Calheiros AS, Vieira YR, Barbosa-Lima G, Vizzoni A, Cerbino-Neto J, Bozza FA, Souza TML, Trugilho MRO, de Filippis AMB, de Sequeira PC, Marques ETA, Magalhaes T, Díaz FJ, Restrepo BN, Marín K, Mattar S, Olson D, Asturias EJ, Lucera M, Singla M, Medigeshi GR, de Bosch N, Tam J, Gómez-Márquez J, Clavet C, Villar L, Hamad-Schifferli K, Gehrke L. Rapid antigen tests for dengue virus serotypes and Zika virus in patient serum. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Sep 27;9(409). PubMed PMID: 28954927
  • Nelson CA, Farina MA, Olson D, Dominguez SR, McFarland EJ. Visual Diagnosis: 19-year-old Boy with Syncope and Bradycardia. Pediatr Rev. 2016 Jul;37(7):e25-8. PubMed PMID: 27368365
  • White A, Olson D, Messacar K. A state-wide assessment of the association between epidural analgesia, maternal fever and neonatal antibiotics in Colorado, 2007-2012. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2016 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27343198
  • Gaensbauer JT, Asturias EJ, Soto M, Holt E, Olson D, Halsey NA. Pediatric Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Guatemala City: Importance of Serotype 2. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May;35(5):e139-43. PubMed PMID: 26825154
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (JPIDS), Member
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Member

Practice Locations

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

UCH - TEAM (Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine) Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct
7th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2631

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2012)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include the management of infections in children. My specific areas of interest include tropical diseases and diseases related to global health/travel.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2007)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Grinnell College (IA) (2002)
Internships:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program, Pediatrics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2015)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship - Malawi (2010)
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Languages: Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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