Jessica Cataldi, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate School :
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Denver (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Georgetown University (DC) (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2017)
Languages: English, Spanish, Swahili
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety Award, Children’s Hospital Colorado Medical Staff Award (2016)
    awarded to the Orthopedic Spine Team

Research Interests

My research interests include vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases, in particular how to improve uptake and administration of pediatric and maternal immunizations through practice-based and policy interventions. I also have experience in pediatric global health work (clinical and research), specifically HIV and TB in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publications

  • Cataldi JR, Brewer SE, Perreira C, Furniss A, Nederveld A, Suresh K, Williams C, O'Leary ST, Dempsey AF. Rural Adolescent Immunization: Delivery Practices and Barriers to Uptake. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Sep-Oct;34(5):937-949. PubMed PMID: 34535519
  • Cataldi JR, O'Leary ST. Parental vaccine hesitancy: scope, causes, and potential responses. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 1;34(5):519-526. PubMed PMID: 34524202
  • Cataldi JR, O'Leary ST, Marlow MA, Beaty BL, Hurley LP, Crane LA, Brtnikova M, Gorman C, Pham HT, Lindley MC, Kempe A. Pediatricians' Knowledge and Practices Related to Mumps Diagnosis and Prevention. J Pediatr. 2021 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34453916
  • Dullea EJ, Abbott EK, O'Leary ST, Wasserman S, Cataldi JR. An Examination of Employee Immunization Policies Among Colorado Child Care Providers. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34319395
  • Kempe A, O'Leary ST, Cortese MM, Crane LA, Cataldi JR, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Hurley LP, Gorman C, Tate JE, St Pierre JL, Lindley MC. Why Aren't We Achieving High Vaccination Rates for Rotavirus Vaccine in the United States?. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34252608
  • Crawford JA, Hurley LP, O'Leary ST, Crane LA, Brtnikova M, Cataldi JR, Beaty BL, Gorman C, Kempe A. Physician attitudes regarding the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Adult Immunization Schedule. Vaccine. 2021 Jun 29;39(29):3799-3802. PubMed PMID: 34090698
  • Maia PD, Niermeyer S, Palau MA, Cataldi JR. Case 2: Early-Onset Neonatal Sepsis in a Term Neonate. Neoreviews. 2021 Jun;22(6):e402-e405. PubMed PMID: 34074646
  • Hurley LP, O'Leary ST, Kobayashi M, Crane LA, Cataldi J, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Gorman C, Lindley MC, Kempe A. Physician survey regarding updated PCV13 vaccine recommendations for adults =65?years. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Sep;69(9):2612-2618. PubMed PMID: 33989433
  • MacBrayne CE, Hurley LP, O'Leary ST, Cataldi JR, Crane LA, Gorman C, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Kempe A. Primary Care Physicians' Perspective on Pharmacists Delivering Vaccines to Adults. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr;34(2):392-397. PubMed PMID: 33833008
  • Cataldi JR. The Many Costs of Measles Outbreaks and Undervaccination: Why We Need to Invest in Public Health. Pediatrics. 2021 Apr;147(4). PubMed PMID: 33712548
  • Cataldi JR, O'Leary ST, Markowitz LE, Allison MA, Crane LA, Hurley LP, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Gorman C, Meites E, Lindley MC, Kempe A. Changes in Strength of Recommendation and Perceived Barriers to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Longitudinal Analysis of Primary Care Physicians, 2008-2018. J Pediatr. 2021 Jul;234:149-157.e3. PubMed PMID: 33689710
  • Cataldi JR, O'Leary ST. Addressing Vaccine Concerns: A Hopeful Path Forward for Vaccine Confidence. Am J Public Health. 2021 Apr;111(4):556-558. PubMed PMID: 33689421
  • Kempe A, Lindley MC, O'Leary ST, Crane LA, Cataldi JR, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Matlock DD, Gorman C, Hurley LP. Shared Clinical Decision-Making Recommendations for Adult Immunization: What Do Physicians Think?. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Aug;36(8):2283-2291. PubMed PMID: 33528783
  • Cataldi JR, Hurley LP, Lindley MC, O'Leary ST, Gorman C, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Crane LA, Shay DK, Kempe A. Use of High-Dose Influenza and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines by US Primary Care Physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jul;36(7):2030-2038. PubMed PMID: 33483822
  • Hurley LP, O'Leary ST, Markowitz LE, Crane LA, Cataldi JR, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Gorman C, Meites E, Lindley MC, Kempe A. US Primary Care Physicians' Viewpoints on HPV Vaccination for Adults 27 to 45 Years. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Jan-Feb;34(1):162-170. PubMed PMID: 33452094
  • Brewer SE, Cataldi JR, Fisher M, Glasgow RE, Garrett K, O'Leary ST. Motivational Interviewing for Maternal Immunisation (MI4MI) study: a protocol for an implementation study of a clinician vaccine communication intervention for prenatal care settings. BMJ Open. 2020 Nov 17;10(11):e040226. PubMed PMID: 33203635
  • O'Leary ST, Cataldi JR, Lindley MC, Beaty BL, Hurley LP, Crane LA, Kempe A. Policies Among US Pediatricians for Dismissing Patients for Delaying or Refusing Vaccination. JAMA. 2020 Sep 15;324(11):1105-1107. PubMed PMID: 32930750
  • Cataldi J, O'Leary ST, Lindley MC, Allison MA, Hurley LP, Crane LA, Brtnikova M, Beaty B, McBurney E, Kempe A. Use of Standing Orders for Vaccination Among Pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2020 May;145(5). PubMed PMID: 32350023
  • O'Leary ST, Cataldi JR, Lindley MC, Hurley LP, Riley LE, Brtnikova M, Crane LA, Beaty B, Stokley S, Fisher A, Kempe A. Impact of media reports regarding influenza vaccine on obstetricians' vaccination practices. Vaccine. 2020 Apr 16;38(18):3474-3479. PubMed PMID: 32204941
  • Cataldi JR, Håbesland M, Anderson-Mellies A, Dempsey AF, Cockburn M. The potential population-based impact of an HPV vaccination intervention in Colorado. Cancer Med. 2020 Feb;9(4):1553-1561. PubMed PMID: 31869530
  • Cataldi JR, Kerns ME, O'Leary ST. Evidence-based strategies to increase vaccination uptake: a review. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020 Feb;32(1):151-159. PubMed PMID: 31790027
  • Cataldi JR, Håbesland M, Anderson-Mellies A, Dempsey AF, Cockburn M. The potential population-based impact of an HPV vaccination intervention in Colorado. Cancer Med. 2019 Dec 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31869530
  • Cataldi JR, Kerns ME, O'Leary ST. Evidence-based strategies to increase vaccination uptake: a review. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31790027
  • Cataldi JR, Sevick C, Pyrzanowski J, Wagner N, Brewer SE, Narwaney KJ, Shoup JA, Resnicow K, Glanz J, Dempsey A, Kwan BM. Addressing personal parental values in decisions about childhood vaccination: Measure development. Vaccine. 2019 Sep 10;37(38):5688-5697. PubMed PMID: 31421930
  • Cataldi JR, O'Leary ST, Lindley MC, Hurley LP, Allison MA, Brtnikova M, Beaty BL, Crane LA, Kempe A. Survey of Adult Influenza Vaccination Practices and Perspectives Among US Primary Care Providers (2016-2017 Influenza Season). J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct;34(10):2167-2175. PubMed PMID: 31325130
  • Dempsey AF, Wagner N, Narwaney K, Pyrzanowski J, Kwan BM, Kraus C, Gleason K, Resnicow K, Sevick C, Cataldi J, Brewer SE, Glanz JM. 'Reducing Delays In Vaccination' (REDIVAC) trial: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a web-based, individually tailored, educational intervention to improve timeliness of infant vaccination. BMJ Open. 2019 May 22;9(5):e027968. PubMed PMID: 31122997
  • Searns J, Cataldi JR, McCormack K, Simões E, Messacar K, Dominguez SR. A 4-Year-Old Boy With an Unusual Bacterial Meningitis Infection. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Jul 1;8(3):282-283. PubMed PMID: 30299497
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member
  • Academic Pediatric Association, Member
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2014)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Board Certification (2017)
  • Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency- Certificate Training Program, Certificate (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Immune System
  • Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease
  • Infections
Clinical Interests
Pediatric infectious diseases, vaccination and vaccine preventable diseases.

Care Philosophy
To work together with families and communities to care for their children and keep them healthy for the future.

Public Speaking
Yes
vaccination, vaccine preventable diseases, pediatric global health

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Denver (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Georgetown University (DC) (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases (2017)
Languages: English, Spanish, Swahili
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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