Annie-Laurie McRee, DrPH

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Annie-Laurie McRee

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-0162

Fax 612-626-2134

Office Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 386
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fellowship in General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

DrPH, Maternal & Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Trained in maternal and child health (MCH) and health behavior, my scholarly focus is on understanding preventive health services that can support adolescents and young adults in leading healthy lives. I draw on my decade of experience in public health practice and collaborate with colleague across disciplines to address research questions with “real-world” application. My key areas of interest include adolescent and young adult vaccination, and sexual and reproductive health.

Learn more about Dr. McRee's research here.

Recent projects include:

  • Outsmart HPV: Funded by the National Cancer Institute (McRee & Reiter, multi-PIs), this study is developing and pilot-testing a population-targeted, individually-tailored, web-based intervention to increase HPV vaccination among young gay and bisexual men
  • Confidential Adolescent Sexual Health Services (CASH): Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Sieving, PI), this study is investigating the provision of confidential sexual health services to adolescents ages 11-17 from the perspectives of adolescents, parents, and health care providers.
  • Increasing HPV Vaccination in American Indian Health Systems: Funded through UMN’s Program in Health Disparities Research (McRee, PI), this collaboration with the American Indian Cancer Foundation is piloting an HPV vaccination intervention and assessing effects on provider communication and HPV vaccine uptake among young people attending tribal clinics.
  • Vaccination among Youth with Special Health Care Needs (McRee & Reiter, co-PIs): This secondary data analysis, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, examined the prevalence and correlates of receipt of adolescent vaccines (Tdap, HPV, and meningoccocal vaccines) among a statewide sample of youth with and without special health care needs.

I am also the Deputy Director of the Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center and the Associate Director for Training of the Division’s Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Program which includes the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health program and Interdisciplinary Research Training in Child and Adolescent Primary Care fellowship.

See my full curriculum vitae


HPV vaccination; Adolescent immunization; Adolescent health care utilization; Clinical preventive services; Parent-child communication; Adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health

Awards & Recognition

  • Team Science Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2021)
  • McKnight Presidential Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • Recipient of the Vaughn Rickert Vaccine Research Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (2018)
  • Finalist, Early Stage Investigator Lecture, Office of Disease Prevention, National Institutes of Health (2018)
  • Bright Futures Young Investigator Award , Academic Pediatric Association (2012)
  • Career Development Award, Society for Adolescent Medicine (2009)


Research Summary/Interests

HPV vaccination; Parental influences on adolescent health; Adolescent health care utilization; Parent-child communication; Adolescent sexual behaviors


See a full list of my publications in PubMed and Google Scholar.

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Teaching Areas

I facilitate writing groups, teach professional development seminars, and mentor pre- and post-doctoral fellows in the Interdisciplinary Fellowship Training Program in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health.