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Richard Vogt MD

Clinical Professor
  • Department of Epidemiology


Primary Phone:303-703-3709

Dr. Vogt received his MD degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and trained in family practice. He then enrolled in the Epidemiologic Intelligence Service assigned to Vermont and became the state epidemiologist at the Vermont Department of Health and the Hawaii Department of Health. Later, he joined the Polio Eradication Program and served for two years in Cairo, Egypt. After his time in Egypt, he came home to Colorado and became the Executive Director of the Tri-County Health Department where he served Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties. Currently, he is a senior advisor for the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Task Force and participates in a variety of activities with the Colorado School of Public Health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Field epidemiologic methods
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Public health administration
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Campylobacteriosis

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 1974
  • BA, Psychology, Colorado College, 1970



  • Colorado Public Health Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Pump Handle Award, 2008

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