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Gretchen Domek MD, MPhil

Assistant Professor
  • Center for Global Health
  • General Pediatrics General Operations (SOM)

Dr. Domek completed her undergraduate education in biological chemistry at the University of Utah. She then received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and trained in pediatrics at the University of Colorado. Prior to medical school, Dr. Domek received a Master of Philosophy degree in Medical Anthropology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Her prior research focused on pediatric HIV disclosure and the institutionalization of HIV-positive children in South Africa. She completed a global health fellowship at the Center for Global Health and is now an assistant professor at the University of Colorado. Her current research focuses on using emerging technology for global health promotion, including SMS (short message service) text message reminders to improve more timely immunization coverage of the infant vaccination series in Guatemala. She has also been involved in developing a digitalized birth registry of women and infants in the southwest Trifinio region of Guatemala as well as the development and implementation of a program promoting early childhood health and development in this region.