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Donald Chi

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Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics


PhD   University of Iowa, 2009   (Health Services Research)
DDS   University of Washington, 2006   (Dentistry)
AB   Cornell University, 2000   (Government, Asian Studies)

Contact Info

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office:   B 509F, Health Sciences Building

Health Sciences Building
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 35747

voice:   206-616-4332

Multi-level statistical modeling, analyses of complex secondary data, e.g. Medicaid, and studies of the dental needs and services of children with special healthcare needs

Chi DL, Rosenfeld M, Mancl L, Chung WO, Presland RB, Sarvas E, Rothen M, Alkhateeb A, McNamara S, Genatossio A, Virella-Lowell I, Milla C, Scott J. Age-related heterogeneity in dental caries and associated risk factors in individuals with cystic fibrosis ages 6-20 years: A pilot study. J Cyst Fibros. 2018 Jul 10. pii: S1569-1993(18)30642-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2018.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30005828

Chi DL. Oral Health for US Children with Special Health Care Needs. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2018 Oct;65(5):981-993. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2018.05.007. Review.  PMID: 30213358

Chi DL, Richman J, Senturia K, Zahlis E. Caregivers' understanding of fluoride varnish: implications for future clinical strategies and research on preventive care decision making. J Public Health Dent. 2018 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12277. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30152869

Carpiano RM, Chi DL. Parents' attitudes towards topical fluoride and vaccines for children: Are these distinct or overlapping phenomena? Prev Med Rep. 2018 Mar 6;10:123-128. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.02.014. eCollection 2018 Jun.  PMID: 29755930    PMCID: PMC5945909
PubMed Central

Yoo M, Chi DL. Feasibility of recruiting publicly insured children with special health care needs for a population-based clinical study. J Public Health Dent. 2018 Apr 12. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12271. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29645218