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Microbiology Rounds with Dr. Jim Todd and Epidemiology Faculty at The Children's Hospital

Welcome to Epidemiology

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Epidemiology manages infection prevention and microbial epidemiology at Children's Hospital Colorado.  Our mission is to employ analytical epidemiology techniques in both academic and clinical environments to improve health care within hospital and community populations.

Please explore our website for more information, and contact us if you have any questions.

Our clinical programs include Infection Prevention, Clinical Microbiology, Microbial Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Informatics, Outcomes, and Community Epidemiology. MORE »

Epidemiology supports the training programs in general pediatrics (residents and medical students), microbiology, and infectious diseases. MORE »

Research efforts include the use of molecular laboratory markers to define and control the constantly changing spectrum of microbial pathogens. MORE »


  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee​ has named Chris Nyquist, MD, to a one-year term as a member on the committee on the Use of Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care.

  • Science Daily: Making Flu Vaccinations Mandatory for Healthcare Workers Reduces Absenteeism. A multi-institutional study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology showed that mandatory flu vaccines for healthcare workers improved vaccination rates, reduced absenteeism during critical periods and had an overall reduction of missed days at work compared to non-vaccinated healthcare workers. Chris Nyquist, MD, MPH/MSPH, medical director of Infection Prevention and Control, is quoted. Read the March 9 article​.

Online Publications

We provide recurrent online publications at Children's Hospital Colorado website: