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 research aims to address adolescent health care inequity with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive health care. Adolescent health care inequity occurs when teens do not have the same access to and quality of care as adults or younger children, resulting in worse health outcomes for teens. As an adolescent medicine clinician with over a decade of patient care experience, Annie has cared for thousands of young patients struggling to navigate health systems that were not designed for them. This clinical experience motivates her research projects and collaborations, all of which center around co-designing, implementing, and studying interventions to support and innovate how teens receive health care.

After attending medical school in her home state at The 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 teen parents and their children.  She later transitioned to Kaiser Permanente Washington, where she practices as an adolescent medicine specialist in the Adolescent Center, caring for teens with intersecting medical and mental health issues such as eating disorders and gender dysphoria.

Annie 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 Kaiser Permanente Washington.  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 online patient portal to address adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health care needs. She joined the faculty at KPWHRI as an acting assistant investigator in October 2021, where she has since focused her research on the nexus of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, patient-provider communication, and health information technology. She is a faculty member on the IMPACT Center — funded by the National Institute of Mental Health — specifically providing support for youth engagement activities and advancing implementation methods informed by human-centered design principles.

Annie gravitates toward projects that center on patient engagement, apply mixed-methods and human-centered design thinking, and involve collaborators passionate about using research as a systems improvement tool. At KPWHRI, she is developing a research team specializing in youth-engaged co-design, health system collaboration, and adolescent health care transformation. She 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 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 children, 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

Coley RY, Duan KI, Hoopes AJ, Lapham GT, Liljenquist K, Marcotte LM, Ramirez M, Schuttner L. A call to integrate health equity into learning health system research training.  Learn Health Syst. 2022 Jul 24;6(4):e10330. doi: 10.1002/lrh2.10330. eCollection 2022.  PubMed

Hoopes AJ, Maslowsky J, Baca MA, Goldberg J, Harrison ME, Hwang LY, Romano M, Tebb K, Tyson N, Grubb LK. Elevating the needs of minor adolescents in a landscape of reduced abortion access in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2022 Sep 9:S1054-139X(22)00578-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.08.007. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Hoopes AJ, Brandzel SD, Luce C, Ferguson DM, Shulman L, Chavez B, Lozano P, Lapham GT. What do adolescents and their parents need from mental health integration in primary care? A qualitative exploration of design insights. J Pediatr Health Care. 2022 Aug 8:S0891-5245(22)00174-2. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2022.06.006. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

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.




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