Practice Locations

UCHealth Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct 7th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


Dan Olson, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Board Certified


Practice Locations

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


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

My clinical interests include the management of infections in children. My specific areas of interest include tropical diseases and diseases related to global health/travel.


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics ( 2012 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Child and Teen Health

    Children's Health, Pediatric Diseases and Conditions

  • Infections

    Bacterial, Fungal, Influenza, Pneumonia, Viral

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2007)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Grinnell College (IA) (2002)


University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program (2008)

Residency Program

University of Wisconsin (Madison) Program (2010)


National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2010)

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2015)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Member

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (JPIDS), Member

Research & Grants


Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (RTOP 16-0057): Natural History and Prospective Cohort Study to Describe the Neurological, Neurodevelopmental and other Clinical Outcomes in Children after Zika Virus Infection in Rural Guatemala (2016)

Research Scholar Award (CHC 1501460): The Arboviral Transmission and Immunity in Children (ATIC) Study (2016)

Investigator Initiated Research Study: Determination of the utility of Pfizer’s pneumococcal urine antigen test in children 5 years of age or younger with community acquired pneumonia in Guatemala (2018)

Evaluation of Biobanked Samples from Children in Guatemala to Determine Dengue and Zika Virus Seroprevalence by Neutralization Testing (2018)

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests are focused on how to measure the effectiveness of vaccines and other health interventions against emerging infectious diseases. This includes how to detect disease in a population using innovative surveillance tools (i.e. smartphones, crowd-sourcing), studying the true burden of disease (both the health and socioeconomic impacts on the individual and the family), and how to reduce disease burden through cost-effective interventions such as vaccines. Much of this work takes places at our University of Colorado research site in Guatemala.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 777-6981

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests include pediatric infectious diseases. My specific areas of interest include tropical diseases and diseases related to global health/travel.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

My research interests focus on using innovative approaches to reduce the burden of emerging infectious diseases in resource-limited settings. Specifically, I am interested in using new technologies (smartphones, participatory surveillance) to estimate disease burden, capturing both the clinical (illness severity) and socioeconomic (work absenteeism, reduced productivity) consequences of infectious diseases for individuals and their families, and studying how interventions, such as vaccines, can reduce those burdens of disease in a cost-effective manner. Much of this work takes places at the University of Colorado Research site in Guatemala, where we have several studies focusing on arboviruses, enteric disease, influenza, mosquito vectors, and agricultural worker's health.