Anne Libby, PhD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, Washington University In St. Louis (1994)
Department: Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
  • Program Director, CCTSI Education, Training, & Career Development Core various programs
  • Senior Faculty, CU Center for Women's Health Research

Recognition & Awards

  • AWAEM Outstanding Department Award, Society for Academy Emergency Medicine: Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM) (2019)
    Only one department awarded in annual national selection. Part of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the AWAEM was established in 2009 to promote the recruitment, retention, advancement, and leadership of women in academic emergency medicine. The award commends the department for its organizational initiatives to support women in academic emergency medicine. (Role: Nominator)
  • Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, University of Colorado System (2018)
    The Gee Award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. The Gee award is the only award in the CU system that specifically recognizes outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy. It carries with it a $1,000 cash prize, and the recipient is invited to present their scholarly work at the Gee Memorial Lecture during the CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium.
  • Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM), University of Colorado School of Medicine and ELAM (2018)
    Premier national and international leadership program for senior women in the academy. Chosen after competitive local and national selection process as sole sponsored participant by School of Medicine, and accepted to the national program.


  • Nearing KA, Nuechterlein BM, Tan S, Zerzan JT, Libby AM, Austin GL. Training Mentor-Mentee Pairs to Build a Robust Culture for Mentorship and a Pipeline of Clinical and Translational Researchers: The Colorado Mentoring Training Program. Acad Med. 2020 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31972672
  • Jones RD, Miller J, Vitous CA, Krenz C, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Daumit GL, Drake AF, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Jagsi R. The Most Valuable Resource Is Time: Insights From a Novel National Program to Improve Retention of Physician-Scientists With Caregiving Responsibilities. Acad Med. 2019 Nov;94(11):1746-1756. PubMed PMID: 31348060
  • Libby AM, Broderick KB, Zane RD. A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Professors and Leadership in an Academic Department of Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;26(3):350-353. PubMed PMID: 30779422
  • Regensteiner JG, Libby AM, Huxley R, Clayton JA. Integrating sex and gender considerations in research: educating the scientific workforce. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2019 Apr;7(4):248-250. PubMed PMID: 30744946
  • Monte AA, Libby AM. Introduction to the Specific Aims Page of a Grant Proposal. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Sep;25(9):1042-1047. PubMed PMID: 29608233
  • Libby AM, Ingbar DH, Nearing KA, Moss M, Albino J. Developing senior leadership for clinical and translational science. J Clin Transl Sci. 2018 Jun;2(3):124-128. PubMed PMID: 30370063
  • Jagsi R, Jones RD, Griffith KA, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Davis RD, Drake AF, Ford D, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Escobar-Alvarez S, Myers ER. An Innovative Program to Support Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine: Early Experiences From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jul 17;169(2):128-130. PubMed PMID: 29554690
  • Thomas JF, Novins DK, Hosokawa PW, Olson CA, Hunter D, Brent AS, Frunzi G, Libby AM. The Use of Telepsychiatry to Provide Cost-Efficient Care During Pediatric Mental Health Emergencies. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Oct 16;:appips201700140. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29032703
  • Albright K, Hurley LP, Lockhart S, Gurfinkel D, Beaty B, Dickinson LM, Libby A, Kempe A. Attitudes about adult vaccines and reminder/recall in a safety net population. Vaccine. 2017 Dec 19;35(52):7292-7296. PubMed PMID: 29132991
  • Libby AM, Cornfield DN, Abman SH. There Is No "I" in Team: New Challenges for Career Development in the Era of Team Science. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct;177:4-5. PubMed PMID: 27473883
  • Bryant BM, Libby AM, Metz KR, Page RL 2nd, Ambardekar AV, Lindenfeld J, Aquilante CL. Evaluating Patient-Level Medication Regimen Complexity Over Time in Heart Transplant Recipients. Ann Pharmacother. 2016 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27371949
  • Libby AM, Hosokawa PW, Fairclough DL, Prochazka AV, Jones PJ, Ginde AA. Grant Success for Early-Career Faculty in Patient-Oriented Research: Difference-in-Differences Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Mentored Research Training Program. Acad Med. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27332867
  • Valuck RJ, Libby AM, Anderson HD, Allen RR, Strombom I, Marangell LB, Perahia D. Comparison of antidepressant classes and the risk and time course of suicide attempts in adults: propensity matched, retrospective cohort study. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 Mar;208(3):271-9. PubMed PMID: 26635328
  • Carris NW, Ghushchyan V, Libby AM, Smith SM. Health-related quality of life in persons with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension on at least four antihypertensives. J Hum Hypertens. 2016 Mar;30(3):191-6. PubMed PMID: 26084656
  • Hoagwood KE, Essock S, Morrissey J, Libby A, Donahue S, Druss B, Finnerty M, Frisman L, Narasimhan M, Stein BD, Wisdom J, Zerzan J. Use of Pooled State Administrative Data for Mental Health Services Research. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2016 Jan;43(1):67-78. PubMed PMID: 25578511
  • Valuck RJ, Libby AM, Anderson HD, Allen RR, Strombom I, Marangell LB, Perahia D. Comparison of antidepressant classes and the risk and time course of suicide attempts in adults: propensity matched, retrospective cohort study. Br J Psychiatry. 2015 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26635328
  • Carris NW, Ghushchyan V, Libby AM, Smith SM. Health-related quality of life in persons with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension on at least four antihypertensives. J Hum Hypertens. 2015 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26084656
  • Anderson HD, Pace WD, Brandt E, Nielsen RD, Allen RR, Libby AM, West DR, Valuck RJ. Monitoring suicidal patients in primary care using electronic health records. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):65-71. PubMed PMID: 25567824
  • Campbell JD, McQueen RB, Libby AM, Spackman DE, Carlson JJ, Briggs A. Cost-Effectiveness Uncertainty Analysis Methods: A Comparison of One-Way Sensitivity, Analysis of Covariance, and Expected Value of Partial Perfect Information. Med Decis Making. 2015 Jul;35(5):596-607. PubMed PMID: 25349188
  • Metz KR, Fish DN, Hosokawa PW, Hirsch JD, Libby AM. Patient-Level Medication Regimen Complexity in Patients With HIV. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Sep;48(9):1129-1137. PubMed PMID: 24939633
  • Linnebur SA, Vande Griend JP, Metz KR, Hosokawa PW, Hirsch JD, Libby AM. Patient-level medication regimen complexity in older adults with depression. Clin Ther. 2014 Nov 1;36(11):1538-1546.e1. PubMed PMID: 25456562
  • Hartung DM, Zerzan J, Yamashita T, Tong S, Morden NE, Libby AM. Characteristics and trends of low-dose quetiapine use in two western state Medicaid programs. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Jan;23(1):87-94. PubMed PMID: 24142840
  • Hirsch JD, Metz KR, Hosokawa PW, Libby AM. Validation of a patient-level medication regimen complexity index as a possible tool to identify patients for medication therapy management intervention. Pharmacotherapy. 2014 Aug;34(8):826-35. PubMed PMID: 24947636
  • McQueen RB, Ellis SL, Maahs DM, Anderson HD, Nair KV, Libby AM, Campbell JD. Association between glycated hemoglobin and health utility for Type 1 diabetes. Patient. 2014;7(2):197-205. PubMed PMID: 24458545
  • Ross SE, Radcliff TA, Leblanc WG, Dickinson LM, Libby AM, Nease DE Jr. Effects of health information exchange adoption on ambulatory testing rates. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Nov-Dec;20(6):1137-42. PubMed PMID: 23698257
  • Slejko JF, Libby AM, Nair KV, Valuck RJ, Campbell JD. Pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research degree-granting PhD programs in the United States. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):108-13. PubMed PMID: 22554392
  • Libby AM, Fish DN, Hosokawa PW, Linnebur SA, Metz KR, Nair KV, Saseen JJ, Vande Griend JP, Vu SP, Hirsch JD. Patient-level medication regimen complexity across populations with chronic disease. Clin Ther. 2013 Apr;35(4):385-398.e1. PubMed PMID: 23541707
  • Campbell JD, Zerzan J, Garrison LP Jr, Libby AM. Comparative-effectiveness research to aid population decision making by relating clinical outcomes and quality-adjusted life years. Clin Ther. 2013 Apr;35(4):364-70. PubMed PMID: 23477685
  • Valuck RJ, Anderson HO, Libby AM, Brandt E, Bryan C, Allen RR, Staton EW, West DR, Pace WD. Enhancing electronic health record measurement of depression severity and suicide ideation: a Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet) study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;25(5):582-93. PubMed PMID: 22956694
  • Libby AM, Ghushchyan V, McQueen RB, Slejko JF, Bainbridge JL, Campbell JD. Economic differences in direct and indirect costs between people with epilepsy and without epilepsy. Med Care. 2012 Nov;50(11):928-33. PubMed PMID: 23047781
  • Ray CE Jr, Battaglia C, Libby AM, Prochazka A, Xu S, Funaki B. Interventional radiologic treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma-a cost analysis from the payer perspective. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012 Mar;23(3):306-14. PubMed PMID: 22277271
  • Page RL 2nd, Slejko JF, Libby AM. A citywide smoking ban reduced maternal smoking and risk for preterm births: a Colorado natural experiment. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Jun;21(6):621-7. PubMed PMID: 22401497
  • Anderson HD, Pace WD, Libby AM, West DR, Valuck RJ. Rates of 5 common antidepressant side effects among new adult and adolescent cases of depression: a retrospective US claims study. Clin Ther. 2012 Jan;34(1):113-23. PubMed PMID: 22177545
  • Zerzan JT, Gibson M, Libby AM. Improving state Medicaid policies with comparative effectiveness research: a key role for academic health centers. Acad Med. 2011 Jun;86(6):695-700. PubMed PMID: 21512359
  • Sills MR, Hall M, Simon HK, Fieldston ES, Walter N, Levin JE, Brogan TV, Hain PD, Goodman DM, Fritch-Levens DD, Fagbuyi DB, Mundorff MB, Libby AM, Anderson HO, Padula WV, Shah SS. Resource burden at children's hospitals experiencing surge volumes during the spring 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;18(2):158-66. PubMed PMID: 21314775
  • Anderson HO, Libby AM. Depression with and without Comorbid Substance Dependence in a Child Welfare Sample of Young Adults. Depress Res Treat. 2011;2011:475248. PubMed PMID: 21197101
  • Libby AM, Pace W, Bryan C, Anderson HO, Ellis SL, Allen RR, Brandt E, Huebschmann AG, West D, Valuck RJ. Comparative effectiveness research in DARTNet primary care practices: point of care data collection on hypoglycemia and over-the-counter and herbal use among patients diagnosed with diabetes. Med Care. 2010 Jun;48(6 Suppl):S39-44. PubMed PMID: 20473193
  • Libby AM, Ghushchyan V, McQueen RB, Campbell JD. Economic grand rounds: psychological distress and depression associated with job loss and gain: the social costs of job instability. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 Dec;61(12):1178-80. PubMed PMID: 21123399
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Valuck RJ. Persisting decline in depression treatment after FDA warnings. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2009 Jun;66(6):633-9. PubMed PMID: 19487628
  • Denberg TD, Myers BA, Lin CT, Libby AM, Min SJ, McDermott MT, Steiner JF. An outreach intervention increases bone densitometry testing in older women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Feb;57(2):341-7. PubMed PMID: 19207149
  • Valuck RJ, Orton HD, Libby AM. Antidepressant discontinuation and risk of suicide attempt: a retrospective, nested case-control study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009 Aug;70(8):1069-77. PubMed PMID: 19758520
  • Snowden LR, Masland MC, Libby AM, Wallace N, Fawley K. Racial/ethnic minority children's use of psychiatric emergency care in California's Public Mental Health System. Am J Public Health. 2008 Jan;98(1):118-24. PubMed PMID: 18048783
  • Morrato EH, Libby AM, Orton HD, Degruy FV 3rd, Brent DA, Allen R, Valuck RJ. Frequency of provider contact after FDA advisory on risk of pediatric suicidality with SSRIs. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;165(1):42-50. PubMed PMID: 17986680
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Beals J, Buchwald D, Manson SM. Childhood abuse and later parenting outcomes in two American Indian tribes. Child Abuse Negl. 2008 Feb;32(2):195-211. PubMed PMID: 18304630
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Barth RP, Webb MB, Burns BJ, Wood PA, Spicer P. Mental health and substance abuse services to parents of children involved with child welfare: a study of racial and ethnic differences for American Indian parents. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2007 Mar;34(2):150-9. PubMed PMID: 17066330
  • Libby AM, Brent DA, Morrato EH, Orton HD, Allen R, Valuck RJ. Decline in treatment of pediatric depression after FDA advisory on risk of suicidality with SSRIs. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jun;164(6):884-91. PubMed PMID: 17541047
  • Shore JH, Brooks E, Savin DM, Manson SM, Libby AM. An economic evaluation of telehealth data collection with rural populations. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jun;58(6):830-5. PubMed PMID: 17535944
  • O'Connell JM, Novins DK, Beals J, Whitesell N, Libby AM, Orton HD, Croy CD. Childhood characteristics associated with stage of substance use of American Indians: Family background, traumatic experiences, and childhood behaviors. Addict Behav. 2007 Dec;32(12):3142-52. PubMed PMID: 17804171
  • Valuck RJ, Libby AM, Orton HD, Morrato EH, Allen R, Baldessarini RJ. Spillover effects on treatment of adult depression in primary care after FDA advisory on risk of pediatric suicidality with SSRIs. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;164(8):1198-205. PubMed PMID: 17671282
  • Tang B, Jamieson E, Boyle M, Libby A, Gafni A, MacMillan H. The influence of child abuse on the pattern of expenditures in women's adult health service utilization in Ontario, Canada. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Oct;63(7):1711-9. PubMed PMID: 16793185
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Barth RP, Webb MB, Burns BJ, Wood P, Spicer P. Alcohol, drug, and mental health specialty treatment services and race/ethnicity: a national study of children and families involved with child welfare. Am J Public Health. 2006 Apr;96(4):628-31. PubMed PMID: 16507729
  • Libby AM, Riggs PD. Integrated substance use and mental health treatment for adolescents: aligning organizational and financial incentives. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2005 Oct;15(5):826-34. PubMed PMID: 16262598
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Stover SK, Riggs PD. What came first, major depression or substance use disorder? Clinical characteristics and substance use comparing teens in a treatment cohort. Addict Behav. 2005 Oct;30(9):1649-62. PubMed PMID: 16098679
  • Wallace NT, Bloom JR, Hu TW, Libby AM. Medication treatment patterns for adults with schizophrenia in Medicaid managed care in Colorado. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Nov;56(11):1402-8. PubMed PMID: 16282259
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Novins DK, Beals J, Manson SM. Childhood physical and sexual abuse and subsequent depressive and anxiety disorders for two American Indian tribes. Psychol Med. 2005 Mar;35(3):329-40. PubMed PMID: 15841869
  • Sills MR, Libby AM, Orton HD. Prehospital and in-hospital mortality: a comparison of intentional and unintentional traumatic brain injuries in Colorado children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Jul;159(7):665-70. PubMed PMID: 15997001
  • Cuellar AE, Markowitz S, Libby AM. Mental health and substance abuse treatment and juvenile crime. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2004 Jun;7(2):59-68. PubMed PMID: 15208466
  • Libby AM, Orton HD, Novins DK, Spicer P, Buchwald D, Beals J, Manson SM. Childhood physical and sexual abuse and subsequent alcohol and drug use disorders in two American-Indian tribes. J Stud Alcohol. 2004 Jan;65(1):74-83. PubMed PMID: 15000506
  • Valuck RJ, Libby AM, Sills MR, Giese AA, Allen RR. Antidepressant treatment and risk of suicide attempt by adolescents with major depressive disorder: a propensity-adjusted retrospective cohort study. CNS Drugs. 2004;18(15):1119-32. PubMed PMID: 15581382
  • Libby AM, Sills MR, Thurston NK, Orton HD. Costs of childhood physical abuse: comparing inflicted and unintentional traumatic brain injuries. Pediatrics. 2003 Jul;112(1 Pt 1):58-65. PubMed PMID: 12837868
  • Dickinson WP, Dickinson LM, deGruy FV, Candib LM, Main DS, Libby AM, Rost K. The somatization in primary care study: a tale of three diagnoses. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2003 Jan-Feb;25(1):1-7. PubMed PMID: 12583920
  • Snowden LR, Cuellar AE, Libby AM. Minority youth in foster care: managed care and access to mental health treatment. Med Care. 2003 Feb;41(2):264-74. PubMed PMID: 12555054
  • Libby AM, Cuellar A, Snowden LR, Orton HD. Substitution in a Medicaid mental health carve-out: services and costs. J Health Care Finance. 2002 Summer;28(4):11-23. PubMed PMID: 12148661
  • Smith JL, Rost KM, Nutting PA, Libby AM, Elliott CE, Pyne JM. Impact of primary care depression intervention on employment and workplace conflict outcomes: is value added?. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2002 Mar;5(1):43-9. PubMed PMID: 12529569
  • Scott MA, Snowden LR, Libby AM. Alcohol and juvenile justice contacts: a comparison of fee-for-service and capitated medicaid mental health services. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 Jan;63(1):44-8. PubMed PMID: 11925057
  • Scott MA, Snowden L, Libby AM. Effects of capitated mental health services on youth contact with the juvenile justice system. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2002 Dec;41(12):1462-9. PubMed PMID: 12447033
  • Libby AM, Thurston NK. Effects of managed care contracting on physician labor supply. Int J Health Care Finance Econ. 2001 Jun;1(2):139-57. PubMed PMID: 14625923
  • Cuellar AE, Libby AM, Snowden LR. How capitated mental health care affects utilization by youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Ment Health Serv Res. 2001 Jun;3(2):61-72. PubMed PMID: 12109839
  • Catalano R, Libby A, Snowden L, Cuellar AE. The effect of capitated financing on mental health services for children and youth: the Colorado experience. Am J Public Health. 2000 Dec;90(12):1861-5. PubMed PMID: 11111257
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Practice Locations

Emergency Department - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, Specialized Training (1996)
Care Philosophy
My academic career has combined health services research and teaching all aspects of research career success. As an expert on mentored research and faculty development, I co-founded the Education, Training, and Career Development Core of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and faculty development programs that trained hundreds of faculty and fellows at CU-Anschutz, nationally, and globally in research and leadership over the last two decades. Example of these are a new online course an online course in researcher management and leadership training for early career principal investigators on Coursera at, as well as the CCTSI Clinical Faculty Scholars Program; the CCTSI Colorado Mentoring Training program (CO-Mentor); and the CCTSI Leadership for Innovative Team Science program (LITeS). With Dr. Judy Regensteiner, I co-direct the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists program, the Women's Leadership Training Program, and serve as senior faculty at the CU Center for Women's Health Research. My research expertise is patient-oriented outcomes research, specifically, comparative effectiveness research on the organization and financing of health care systems. My academic research and education work has been funded via investigator-initiated project and training grants from foundation and federal sources.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Washington University In St. Louis (1994)
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Department: Emergency Medicine