Dan Olson, MD
Assistant 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)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
  • 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 for Patients:
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

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Global Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Arboviruses, Influenza, Vaccine Effectiveness, Innovative Approaches to Surveillance
  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    Colorado School of Public Health,
    Global Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Arboviruses, Influenza, Vaccine Effectiveness, Innovative Approaches to Surveillance

Publications

  • 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
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 Interest for Patients
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)
Languages: Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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