Andrea (Annie) Hoopes, MD, MPH, (she/her) is an adolescent medicine physician-researcher whose primary focus is improving sexual and reproductive health services and health systems for adolescents. More broadly, she has dedicated her career to making the world (and the adults in it) more understanding and inclusive of adolescents’ unique needs.
After attending medical school in her home state at Ohio State University — which included a year-long applied epidemiology fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination — she completed her residency, fellowship, and Master of Public Health here in Seattle at University of Washington. Her first faculty role was at University of Colorado in Denver, where she also served as a medical director for a primary care clinic for pregnant and parenting teens and their kids. She subsequently transitioned to Kaiser Permanente Washington (KPWA), where she has been practicing as an adolescent medicine specialist in the Adolescent Center since 2017, caring for teens with intersecting medical and mental health issues such as eating disorders and gender dysphoria.
She became an adjunct investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in 2020 — initially collaborating on a project to expand integrated mental health screening to teens ages 13 to 17 at KPWA. She was awarded a CATALyST Learning Health System K12 grant — funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) — to study opportunities for an electronic patient portal to address adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health care needs. She joined the faculty at KPWHRI as an acting investigator in October 2021, where she focuses on the nexus of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, patient-provider communication, and health information technology.
Dr. Hoopes gravitates toward projects that center on patient engagement, apply mixed-methods and user-centered design thinking, and involve collaborators passionate about using research as an advocacy tool. At KPWHRI, she aims to develop a research team specializing in youth-engaged co-design, health system collaboration, and adolescent health care transformation.
Dr. Hoopes has been recognized as a national leader in adolescent health care, receiving the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health’s Emerging Leader Award in 2017 and being recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a "40 under 40" honoree in 2020. She recently co-edited the textbook Technology and Adolescent Health: In Schools and Beyond — 1st Edition. In addition to serving on the faculty at KPWHRI, she holds adjunct faculty positions at University of Washington and Washington State University schools of medicine. She lives in Seattle with her wife and their child, where she enjoys being in or on the water as often as possible, cooking with her family, and exploring local neighborhoods on long walks or bike rides together.
Primary care health services for adolescents, informed and supported sexual and reproductive health decisions, qualitative methods and youth-engaged design to center youth perspectives and needs
Electronic patient portals and their role in addressing adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health care needs and reducing negative health outcomes, such as sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy
Adolescent-parent communication, adolescent-centered health policies, sexual health education, school-based health
Melgar JLD, Melgar AR, Festin MPR, Hoopes AJ, Chandra-Mouli V. Assessment of country policies affecting reproductive health for adolescents in the Philippines. Reprod Health. 2018 Dec 12;15(1):205.
Hoopes AJ, Teal SB, Akers AY, Sheeder J. Low acceptability of certain contraceptive methods among young women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Jun;31(3):274-280.
Cordova-Pozo K, Hoopes AJ, Cordova F, Vega B, Segura Z, Hagens A. Applying the results-based management framework to the CERCA multi-component project in adolescent sexual and reproductive health: a retrospective analysis. Reprod Health. 2018 Feb 8;15(1):24.
Hoopes AJ, Benson SK, Howard HB, Morrison DM, Ko LK, Shafii T. Adolescent perspectives on patient-provider sexual health communication: a qualitative study. Prim Care Comm Health. 2017 Oct;8(4):332-337.
Burkhart L, Hoopes AJ, Moreno M. Why is this person writing this stuff on Facebook? female college students’ perceptions of sexual reference displays on Facebook. College Student Journal. 2017 Fall. 51(3).
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