Amanda Dempsey, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver
Children's Outcomes Research Program
Primary Care Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Colorado

Amanda Dempsey has studied vaccine implementation issues for the last decade, focusing on both adolescent and childhood vaccines. She earned a doctorate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in 2000 and completed her residency at Seattle Children’s/University of Washington in 2003. In addition, she is involved in health services research/epidemiology. Dr. Dempsey has been affiliated with Pediatric Academic Society for seven years, the Society for Pediatric research for four years, the International Papillomavirus Society for six years and the Academic Pediatric Association for five years. Before Dr. Dempsey began her career in January 2012 with University of Colorado, she held the positions of assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan from 2006-2011 and acting instructor for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington from 2003-2006. Dr. Dempsey's interests include Immunization Delivery, vaccine refusal, human papillomavirus infection and mathematical modeling. Her clinical interests include sick and well general pediatrics, well newborn care and pediatric dermatology.

Favorite Book/Movie: Blindness, by Jose Saramago

Personal Hero: The Hindu Goddess Kali

Hometown Fun Fact: For years, my hometown used to have a hair salon called “The best little Hairhouse in Fayetteville” -- (Modeled after the movie "the best little whorehouse in Texas”).

Favorite Thing To Do in Colorado: I love to be outdoors in any capacity.

Why Vaccinate: I have seen first hand the devastating effects of vaccine preventable diseases.