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

email:   dachris@uw.edu

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