Daniel Olson, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease, School of Medicine and Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Olson graduated medical school in 2007 from Michigan State University, followed by a Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin from 2007-2010. Following residency, he completed a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship in Lilongwe, Malawi, partnering with the University of North Carolina section of infectious diseases, to conduct several studies focusing on clinical trials and outcomes research.
Dr. Olson began his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Colorado in 2011. He worked with his mentor, Dr. Edwin Asturias, to develop and validate novel, cost-effective surveillance systems for febrile and diarrheal illnesses using smartphone symptom diary applications and other technologies. Dr. Olson hopes to further advance and study these systems, including measuring vaccine effectiveness in a community, performing larger-scale infectious disease surveillance using smartphone (mHealth) application and emerging field-based diagnostic testing, and evaluating syndromic surveillance with minimal diagnostic testing. As smartphones, social media, and new diagnostic tests become increasingly available in resource-limited areas, these tools have the potential to be a cost-effective method to study infectious disease.