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School of Public Health

Dimitri Christakis

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor, Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


MPH   University of Washington, 1998
MD   University of Pennsylvania, 1993
BA   Yale University, 1986   (English Literature)

Contact Info


Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development
2001 8th Ave Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121

campus box:   359300
voice:   206-884-8237
fax:   206-884-7801

Pediatrics; quality of care; internet and health

Njoroge WF, Elenbaas LM, Garrison MM, Myaing M, Christakis DA. Parental cultural attitudes and beliefs regarding young children and television. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Aug 1;167(8):739-45. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.75.  PMID: 23778788

Garrison MM, Christakis DA. The impact of a healthy media use intervention on sleep in preschool children. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep;130(3):492-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-3153. Epub 2012 Aug 6.  PMID: 22869826    PMCID: PMC3428755

Christakis DA, Garrison MM, Lozano P, Meischke H, Zhou C, Zimmerman FJ. Improving parental adherence with asthma treatment guidelines: a randomized controlled trial of an interactive website. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jul-Aug;12(4):302-11. Epub 2012 Jun 11.  PMID: 22694878

Tandon PS, Garrison MM, Christakis DA. Physical activity and beverages in home- and center-based child care programs. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012 Jul-Aug;44(4):355-9. Epub 2012 May 6.  PMID: 22564855

Meischke H, Lozano P, Zhou C, Garrison MM, Christakis D. Engagement in "My Child's Asthma", an interactive web-based pediatric asthma management intervention. Int J Med Inform. 2011 Nov;80(11):765-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.08.002. Epub 2011 Sep 29.  PMID: 21958551    PMCID: PMC3255480

Chair, thesis committee for Libby Brockman
Hookah's new popularity among US college students: A pilot study of the characteristics of hookah smokers and their Facebook displays