Annie Hoopes, MD, MPH


“Adolescence is an exciting yet complex time, during which physical and cognitive changes collide with evolving social roles and identities. My research aims to improve the health and health care of adolescents through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative approaches.”

Annie Hoopes, MD, MPH

Acting Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Physician, Washington Permanente Medical Group, Adolescent Health


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.

Areas of research focus

  • Child & Adolescent Health

    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

  • Health Informatics

    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

  • Preventive Medicine & Community Health

    Adolescent-parent communication, adolescent-centered health policies, sexual health education, school-based health

Recent Publications

Hoopes AJ, Akers AY, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Cain S, Maslowsky J, Sheeder J. Development of a clinical questionnaire to support contraception decisions in an adolescent reproductive health clinic in Colorado. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2023 Sep;55(3):140-152. doi: 10.1363/psrh.12242. Epub 2023 Aug 9. PubMed

Vear K, Esbrook E, Padley E, Maslowsky J, Allison BA, Hoopes AJ. "Time and money and support": Adolescents and young adults’ perceived social and logistical support needs for safe abortion care. Contraception. 2023 Oct;126:110128. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2023.110128. Epub 2023 Jul 23. PubMed

Allison BA, Odom RM, Vear K, Hoopes AJ, Maslowsky J. A nationwide sample of adolescents and young adults share where they would go online for abortion information after Dobbs v. Jackson. J Adolesc Health. 2023 Dec;73(6):1153-1157. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.05.010. Epub 2023 Jun 29. PubMed

Hoopes AJ, Cushing-Haugen KL, Coley RY, Fuller S, White C, Ralston JD, Mangione-Smith R. Characteristics of adolescents who use secure messaging on a health system's patient portal. Pediatrics. 2023 Jul 1;152(1):e2022060271. doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-060271. PubMed

Allison BA, Vear K, Hoopes AJ, Maslowsky J. Adolescent awareness of the changing legal landscape of abortion in the united states and its implications. J Adolesc Health. 2023 May 29;S1054-139X(23)00206-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.04.008. Online ahead of print. PubMed




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CATALyST Scholars

2 new scholars join learning health systems program

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